RDH work experience


We're inspiring students from GCSE to undegraduate level to consider a career in the NHS, and helping them to gain meaningful and interesting practical experience of what it would be like to work for our Trust.

We're doing this through:

  • work experience opportunities
  • careers events at our hospitals
  • career activities within local schools

Prince's Trust 'Get into' Programme

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Since 2014, we have been a part of the Princes Trust ‘Get Into’ programme.

This programme enables people aged 18-24 to gain employability skills within various clinical and non-clinical departments.

We welcome departments from across the organisation to get involved in offering placements as well as various learning and development opportunities within a timetable.

NHS careers events

Every year, we hold an NHS careers event for 14-19 year olds at Royal Derby Hospital.

This free event consists of a market place as well as scheduled career talks, helping students to get information on academic and career paths for both clinical and non-clincal careers.

The last NHS careers event took place on Friday 1 February 2019. Follow our social media channel for updates on our next event in early 2020.

Wider participation in schools

We support wider participation by going into schools and promoting a career with the NHS through:

  • career talks (clinical and non-clinical)
  • partipation in careers events and enrichment days
  • mock interview days