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

Non-Clinical Placements (Y10-13)

  • Administration
  • Estates
  • Facilities

Placement Duration: 3 days (Mon-Wed)

Application Criteria

  • Must attend a school or reside within the locality of Sheffield
  • 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)

Essential Documents
Student Guidebook
Frequently Asked Questions

February for placements Apr-August 23
June for placements Sept-Dec 23
October for placements Jan-Apr 24
All application duration is 1-21 of the application months.


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.


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


Application: 1-21 January or when the event is full
Programme Date: 12 & 13 April 2023

Application: 1 – 21 April or when the event is full
Programme Date: 5 & 6 July 2023


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

  • Log into the school’s STH Learner Portal account
  • From the menu select News Board
  • Download and complete the careers event request form
  • Submit to Sheffield Teaching Hospitals