Clinical Work Experience

To support our local community and promote our Trust as a local employer we will be offering face to face work experience to students living in Harrow, Ealing & Brent.

Work experience provides an opportunity for students to consolidate work based learning skills and help them to make informed career choices. As well as offering a high quality positive opportunity to contribute to the local community.  

Placements for students will differ in each ward, department or area of placement. The main aim of work shadowing (for clinical placements) will be confined to observation only. 

Students will not be permitted to take an active part in any situation relating to patient care.


Application is only open to all students living in Harrow, Ealing, Brent and employee’s family members.

For employee family members, the employee will need to arrange a placement within a department/service/ward for their family member prior to completing the department/ward form.

How to apply for work experience shadowing

The programme is open to applications from students in year 10-13, supported internships/traineeships living, or studying in the boroughs of Brent, Ealing and Harrow.

Work experience weeks

– 13-17 February: applications are open from 16 December to 11 January

– 3-6 April and 11-14 April: applications are open from 23 January to 20 April

– 10-14 July, 17-21 July and 24-28 July: applications are open from 2 May to 31 May

– 14-18 August and 21-25 August: applications open from 5 June to 5 July

– 23-27 October: applications open from 21 Sep to 2 October

– Students will receive confirmation 3 weeks prior to their placement.

To apply for work experience in your area

Please complete the department/ward managers form 

Students can apply for work experience by completing the student work experience/shadowing form, further details of when the application opens is available on the LNWH Trust website.  

Once we received this completed form we will contact the student for more information.  Following successful application we will contact the manager to complete and Work Experience Risk Assessment Template [doc] 142KB .

Completed Work Experience Risk Assessment Template [doc] 142KB must be retained in the departments health and safety folder and a copy sent to

Please note: Honorary contracts must be signed and returned prior to the work experience placement.