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.

Community Outreach

The Apprenticeship Team work with local community organisations to raise awareness of NHS careers and employment opportunities at MKUH. We collaborate with various organisations such as the MK YMCA, Princes Trust and most local secondary schools. We can deliver bespoke careers sessions and content that suits the needs of your service users or students. If you are a community organisation that would like to find out more, please email [email protected] if you would like to discuss this further.

Careers Insight Videos

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

Work Experience

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Work experience opportunities are open to students aged 15-18 years old. 15 year olds can apply for our non-clinical opportunities, whereas 16-18 year olds can apply to these, as well as our clinical areas. Due to extremely high demand, we can only offer applications to those live or study in Milton Keynes.

If you are over 18 years old, we cannot currently offer work experience. Alternatively, you could consider volunteering.

Application Process

Please email [email protected] to request an application pack stating which work experience programme you would like to be considered for. To note, there will also be supporting documentation that you will be responsible for collating and no placement will be considered if an incomplete application is submitted.

We offered a range of work experience opportunities, from 1 day experiences to our 5 day clinical work experience week. To see all of our current opportunities,  please click here to see our directory.

Restricted Areas

Due to the need to protect students from potentially upsetting situations, the need to safeguard patient confidentiality and Health & Safety concerns – the following areas do not offer work experience placements: Mortuary, Theatres, Department of Critical Care, Paediatrics, Children’s Services and any unit that requires a Disclosure and Barring Service Check. Please be mindful of this when specifying areas when applying.  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 its patients but also the student that is coming into the Hospital.

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

Last Modified: 9:35am 28/12/2023

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