School Engagement

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals School Engagement Programme works in partnership with local Sheffield schools to provide opportunities for students that are interested in a healthcare career within clinical or non-clinical roles.

Programme Information
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals (STH) offer a limited amount of work experience placements to students in Y10-13.

Available Placement Areas
Clinical Placements (Y12 & Y13)

  • Medicine
  • Dentist
  • Nursing
  • Allied Health Professionals
  • Healthcare Science
  • Dental Nurse

Non-Clinical Placements Y12/13

  • Logistics (Supplies)

Non-Clinical Placements Y10-13

  • Administration

Placement Duration: 3.5 days - 3 days placement (Mon-Wed). Half day Work Experience reflection session (Thursday morning)

Application Criteria

  • You must live within the local Sheffield community
  • Must have attended a job role live virtual event if applying for a clinical placement.  This must be in the same profession 
  • Must comply with all the requirements of the programme (available in the student guidebook)

Work Experience
Student Guidebook
School Engagement Student Information

Application Periods
1-21 June (placements Sep-Dec)
1-21 October (placements Jan-Apr)
1-21 February (Placements May-Aug)


Programme Information
A variety of professionals from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals (STH) will deliver a 15–20-minute presentation of what it’s really like to be in that role.  This will include challenges, rewards, skills needed and personal experience.  The presentation will be followed by 10-15 minutes Question and Answer.  Students will have the opportunity to put their questions to the professionals. Each event will feature 2 professional areas.
Professional areas include, medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Midwifery, Allied Health Professionals, Healthcare Science.

Time:  2.00 – 3.15pm
Delivery Platform: MS Teams

Application Criteria

  • Must be in Y 10-13
  • Must attend a school or reside within the locality of Sheffield

Application is open up to 2 days prior to the date of the event or when the event is full.

School Engagement Student Information


Programme Information
Introduces young people to the role of the hospital doctor.  They will gain insight into the responsibilities and work ethic required and undertake practical activities, using teamwork and problem-solving skills.

Duration: 2 Days

Application Criteria

  • Must be in Y12 or Y13


Programme Dates:
Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 April 2024
Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 July 2024
Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 September 2024
9am-4pm: Must attend both days of chosen programme

Application period April & July: Opens 1 October 2023. Closes 31 Dec 2023 or when the course is full.

Application period September: Opens 1 February 2024. Closes 30 April 2024 or when the course is full.

Experience Medicine
Experience Medicine Student Leaflet 2024


School Career Events
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals are pleased to work in partnership with local Sheffield schools/colleges to provide staff representatives for their career events.

Request Process

Please access the on-line form, using the codes and links on this document School-College Careers Event Attendance Request Information