Work Experience


All apprentice opportunities are advertised through the national Apprenticeship Service.  For more information about the range of opportunities available locally see the attached booklet: or visit the Health Education North East website.

Work Experience

City Hospitals Sunderland is committed to supporting work experience/ shadowing placements for students, utilising all appropriate clinical and non-clinical areas to provide a range of work based activities. These placements give an insight into, and actively promote, careers across a wide range of job within the Trust.

Due to the high demand for placements, priority will be given to applicants applying through structured programmes, delivered in conjunction with partner organisations across the City.

Please see the categories below and follow the instructions for details of how to express an interest in opportunities. We will not be able to consider applications where you do not fit the criteria or do not follow the correct procedure for expressing an interest.



The application process for work experience in 2017 is now closed.


Please note City Hospitals Sunderland does not host work experience placements in pathology for any queries relating to pathology please contact Queen Elizabeth Hospital Gateshead.

For any other work experience/ shadowing queries please email

Work Experience & Clinical Attachments Policy


Opportunities in the NHS & City Hospitals Sunderland

The NHS is not just about doctors and nurses – there are around 300 different careers in the NHS and here at City Hospitals Sunderland we offer a range of experiences to a range of ages.

Just to name a few departments, we have a Catering Department, a Sterile Services Department, Portering and Security, Administration, Therapy Services (Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Dietetics, Podiatry, Speech and Language Therapy), an Estates Department, Radiology, Pharmacy and of course Doctors and Nurses!

If you want to find out more about NHS careers try these websites:

If you would like to complete work experience at City Hospitals Sunderland we ask that you have a genuine interest in your chosen placement and will come in with a positive attitude and lots of enthusiasm!