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Health: Jobs and Experience

a guide to careers in medicine & nursing, therapies & specialisms, complementary medicine


Jobs and Experience

How to get helpful work experience and get started


  • Building experience can be very important to furthering your career in health care
  • Some postgraduate courses require experience, or at least observation/shadowing, as part of the application process
  • Look for voluntary positions or part-time jobs whilst at Sussex
  • Care jobs or hands-on volunteering are a great introduction

Getting Relevant Experience

Speech and Language Therapy

Occupational Therapy


Arts Therapies

Jobs sites

Graduate Schemes


Use Community Base, ESCIS and the Brighton & Hove Community and Voluntary Sector Forum for local opportunities:

Opportunities from our Database

Health & Welfare opportunities. Search for more, using your own search terms, at (ITS login and password required)


Care Assistant jobs in Brighton - Jobisjob


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Getting experience at Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals

Look at the BSUH work placements - clinical & non-clinical page. Although not indicated, they welcome applications from undergraduates thinking of doing Graduate Entry Medicine or other health-related careers. Here is the process for applying:

  1. Find a contact from the placement sponsors contact list willing to host you. If you’re interested in multiple areas of medicine you should apply for the second only after completing the first placement
  2. Fill out the Occupational Health form and the Agreement form. You can’t do work experience without submitting these with your application
  3. Submit the above with the application form

Occupational Health clearance depends on the area you’re applying to and can take up to three weeks.

As lots of school work experience placements take place in July it is best to avoid this month and you are more likely to get a placement if you apply at other times in the year.

For further information please call 01273 664970 or email Paul McMahon on

Work experience at Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust

The contact for Medical placements in Worthing Hospital is Debbie Kitchener. Email or telephone 01903 20511 ex 85292

NHS Trusts

Contact details for NHS Trusts in the Sussex area. Use for contacts/volunteering opportunities