Work experience

We are pleased to announce that the Trust has reopened the work placements for local schools & community.

Students who are 16 and over, from local schools and colleges in Wandsworth and Merton can now apply by contacting the Trust’s services they are interested in using the contact details in the ‘Services’ section.

This scheme is primarily for young people between 16 – 18 years who are resident in the UK.  It offers students the opportunity to shadow a clinical or non-clinical professional to gain insight into the work of an NHS Trust, to help them decide on a career pathway or to assist with their university application.

Work experience placement last up to 5 days maximum and capped at one per person.

We get around 1000 requests every year; though we would love to offer everyone a placement  unfortunately we cannot accommodate every request.

Please click onto the link provided and complete your initial application form. Due to the high volume of applicants we receive, we regret to inform you that we may not be able to respond to every inquiry; however, we will make every effort to do so.


St Georges Healthcare Shadowing Scheme

What is it?

This scheme has been running since 2014 and is a collaboration between the Hospitals’ Trust and St George’s University of London.

The scheme provides local year 12 (17 year old) students from under-represented groups in higher education with the opportunity to shadow a clinical healthcare professional in acute or community services.

Students are highly motivated and academically on track to apply to university, but lack the clinical work experience required successfully to apply for a medical or healthcare degree course.

Priority is given to students claiming free school meals, those from low social-economic backgrounds, students with disabilities, and young people with no family experience of higher education or working in healthcare.

How are students recruited?

The St George’s, University of London sends out an information and application pack to the qualifying schools in the Spring Term of the academic year.  Schools cascade the information to relevant students who apply for a placement in the Trust via the University’s Widening Participation team.

Project SEARCH

Project Search re-commenced from September 2021.

What is it?

Running at St Georges Hospital since 2012, Project SEARCH  is a supported internship programme for local young adults with learning disabilities. It is run through a collaboration between St George’s Hospital, Cricket Green School and Action on Disability.

Our aim is to provide young people with the opportunity to learn about work and develop their employability skills so they can transition into work inside or outside of the Hospital at the end of the year.

Internships run for an academic year and involve three different work experience placements.

16 out of  21 past students are now in employment and graduates all develop their sense of well-being and confidence as they realise they can work.

How are trainees recruited?

The Project SEARCH team based at the hospital runs a ‘recruitment’ session in October for families, colleges, specialist education providers and Local Authority Employment teams. Applicants have formally to apply for a place on the scheme and selection protocols follow the Trust’s requirements. For candidates who are successful, funding is requested from the Local Authority in which they are resident and is contingent upon the candidate having an up-to-date EHCP.

Click here for more information on Project SEARCH