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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Work experience

July 2021 - COVID-19 update

Important information regarding work experience placements

As employers providing front line health and care, Oxford University Hospitals has a duty to protect our workers, patients, visitors and their families.

This includes taking reasonable steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

As a result, we have taken the decision to suspend all non-essential student placements with immediate effect and until further notice.

The situation will continue to be reviewed in line with Government guidance and information on the current lockdown.

Please rest assured that we will seek to re-schedule placements for students at a later date and when it is appropriate for activity to be re-introduced.

It would be appreciated if you could refrain from contacting our clinical teams with work experience enquiries in the meantime, to reduce pressure on our staff at this time.

We hope that you appreciate that this decision has not been made lightly and we thank you for your understanding.

Virtual work experience programmes for prospective health professionals

If you are interested in working in the healthcare sector, you can sign up for a short free programme online created by Health Education England and learning platform Springpod. There are three 10-hour courses available for Nursing, Medicine and Allied Health Professionals. Each programme will provide an overview of what a career as a doctor, nurse or allied health professional looks like, as well as develop key skills for the profession. There's also the opportunity to hear from NHS professionals and learn about their day to day work.

Upon completion, participants are awarded a certificate, which can be useful for CVs, personal statements and interviews.

Please click on the links below to find more information and sign up for a course.