Apprenticeships, Work Experience & Careers


Milton Keynes University Hospital play an active role in recruiting and supporting apprenticeships across the Trust. Apprenticeships are a fantastic way to gain an industry recognised qualification alongside your normal job role and you are able to benefit from gathering an insight into your next potential career.

If you are looking for an apprenticeship opportunity within the NHS, please see the NHS Jobs site here. Alternatively, if you are a member of staff, please contact the Learning and Development team.

Work Experience

Milton Keynes University Hospital provide work experience placements to local students aged 15 to 18. You must be 15+ for a non-clinical placement and 16+ for a clinical placement. Due to the high demand for work experience we can only offer one placement per student and you must live or study in Milton Keynes. Placements are between 1 and 5 days and will only take place Monday to Friday.

For a list of placement areas please see our work experience directory ,  please click here to see our directory.

You may wish to consider volunteering ( volunteering) if you do not meet the criteria for work experience, please note you must be at least 16 years old.

Application Process

Please email [email protected] to request an application pack stating which work experience programme you would like to be considered for. We will then send out the application pack including a list of all required supporting documents. Placements are subject to the student completing and passing all pre-placement checks and the placement area hosts have the final say on the suitability of each student and agreed dates.

Restricted Areas

Due to the need to protect students from potentially upsetting situations, the need to safeguard patient confidentiality and health and safety concerns, the following areas do not offer work experience placements: Mortuary, Theatres, Laboratories, Critical Care, Paediatrics, Children’s services and any unit that requires a Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

All work experience applications must adhere to the correct process and have their attendance authorised by the Learning and Development Team. This is not only to protect the Trust and it’s patients but also the students that are attending the hospital on placement.

Work experience is an important part of our widening participation within our local community. It is our aim to help raise the e aspirations of students and for them to gain an insight into all the careers within the NHS.

Community Outreach

The Apprenticeship Team work with local community organisations and schools to raise awareness of NHS careers and employment opportunities at MKUH. We can deliver bespoke careers sessions and content that suits the needs of your service users or students. If you are a community organisation or school that would like to find out more, please email [email protected]

Careers Insight Videos

For information on careers at MKUH and in the NHS, please click here.

Last Modified: 3:26pm 28/05/2024

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