Work Experience

at Chesterfield Royal Hospital

Our Trust aims:

To provide local specialist and hospital-centred health care, to meet the needs of all people in North Derbyshire and to provide our staff with good career and educational opportunities, in a pleasant and rewarding environment.


We expect our staff to act with integrity and to respect the dignity of patients, and to give all our staff the opportunity to reach their individual potential while they are working for the Trust.



Individuals who apply for work experience at Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust must demonstrate an interest in working in the NHS as placements are limited.


Where applicable, individuals must be studying for the qualifications that will be required for them to enter their potential career.  Individuals should understand that clinical placements are for observation only and practical tasks will not be allowed.  All students must be sixteen years or above for a clinical placement.

We do not offer placements in Accident & Emergency, Intensive Therapy Unit, Coronary Care Unit, Special Care Baby UnitCentral Delivery Suite or Theatres due to the vulnerability of the patients within these areas.

We will do our utmost to provide a requested work experience placement, however we offer no guarantees as vacancies are limited. To avoid disappointment, applicants are advised to apply at least three months in advance of your placement request.

Michelle Day

Practice Learning Support Coordinator


There Are

7 Categories of Work Experience


What sort of things will I be doing?

You will expected to provide learning outcomes to the placement area where a plan to meet these will be agreed. Observation and shadowing will make up a large proportion of your time during work experience.

What should I wear?

You must dress cleanly and smartly for the duration of your placement. No jeans or trainers must be worn at any time and you must visibly display your provided identification badge.Students in the clinical areas will be provided with a tunic/tabard that must be worn at all times. Hair that is shoulder-length or longer must be tied back. No jewellery is permitted other than a watch and one pair of studded earrings.

How do I apply?

Contact Michelle Day on 01246 512863 for further information and then download and complete an application pack* (see below).

Email your completed application to: or post to: Centre for Practice Learning, Education Centre, Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Calow, Chesterfield, S44 5BL

*Please not that your application must be received at least six weeks prior to the required placement date.


All placements a still on hold due to Covid. No applications will be processed until September 2020 at the earliest.

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