Nursing and Midwifery - join us, learn with us, stay and grow at Guy's and St Thomas'

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Experience overview

What do you think of when you think about a career in nursing? Is it the chance to make a difference in people's lives when they’re struggling the most? Is it being out in the community and looking after people who need you? Is it the camaraderie that comes with being part of an exceptional team? Well, in this virtual work experience programme we’re going to show you what nursing looks like in a variety of different specialisms from midwifery to dental and cardiology. You can see the part nurses play in everyone’s life.

What’s included?

In this programme we cover what it’s like to be a nurse in the NHS at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, you’ll discover what life is like in a whole load of different departments. You’ll take part in quizzes and activities that test your knowledge in a range of scenarios. We also have a whole module dedicated to getting career-ready, we’ll teach you how to boost your employability skills, prepare your application and how to ace a nursing interview.

The programme is open for students in years 10-13 who live in South-East London, The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, or London Borough of Hillingdon
The programme is open for students in years 10-13 who live in South-East London, The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, or London Borough of Hillingdon
Certificate of completion
Certificate of completion
Approximately 10 hours to complete
Approximately 10 hours to complete
Attend live webinars
Attend live webinars
Complete at a pace that suits you
Complete at a pace that suits you
Welcome to Guy's and St Thomas'

We all know about the NHS, chances are most of us have used it at some point in our lives, but what makes it tick and how does it work? Well, this module aims to show you. You'll hear about life at one of the UK's busiest and most successful foundation trusts, including.

Guy’s, St Thomas’Evelina London Children’s Hospital and Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals. and a wide range of community-based services. These hospitals and community services have a long and proud history of excellence in clinical care and are world-famous for medical breakthroughs and innovation.
We think you’ll ace it, that’s why this module’s quiz will test you on everything you know so far!

Nursing in an acute setting
Meet the dental nurses
Meet the Community Nurses
Meet the Midwives
Start your journey in a nursing support role
Getting career ready

Available dates

To ensure that you get the very best experience, the number of places on each programme is limited. Apply soon to avoid missing your place. Good luck!
Programme dates: 27th June - 15th July
Application deadline: 15th July

What students say

Thank you for taking the time to create this programme. The volunteers on the live sessions were all really nice and down to earth which was really good to hear proper experiences in this industry, without sugar coating or hiding anything. To the people who made this project brief and stuff for us: I really enjoyed it and I thought it was the perfect topic and it's nice to bring more awareness and knowledge of this subject to more people! Also all the videos were really nice on this programme. Very full of life and engaging!
Thank you for providing an opportunity for young people like me who had no previous exposure to the industry/ This programme has some great elements that differentiates itself from other work experience providers. The programme particularly focuses on ourselves: our confidence, our skills and what we want to do in the future rather than just the work opportunities available and how to get there. I've really enjoyed this programme and hope there would be more opportunities in this specific field
Thank you very much for this experience. This sector sounds fascinating and I will definitely explore more. During and after lockdown, my opportunities for work experience were completely erased. But thank to this wonderful virtual work experience, I am able to gather crucial experience to write down on my CV and personal statement. Thank you once again!
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