Work Experience

The Purpose

Gaining experience at BTHFT offers people within the Bradford district, the chance to find out what working here is really like, and the many positions that are available within the NHS.

Undertaking work experience can enhance your CV and may support and can support a university application.

At BTHFT, you will have the chance to shadow a professional in your chosen career, which can include a doctor, nurse, physiotherapist, or someone from one of the many professions that work within our Trust.

What’s on offer?

  • We can offer many options for work experience in a range of clinical roles like nursing and non-clinical opportunities such as administration.
  • We offer work experience opportunities for a maximum of 5 days usually.
  • You will spend time with experts within your chosen field, whilst receiving support, throughout your placement.

Who is it for?

Anyone who is looking for a chance to kickstart their healthcare career is welcome to apply for non-clinical opportunities we can take applicants who are aged 15 and above for clinical opportunities we can take applicants who are aged 16 and over.

* Please note you must be living or studying in the Bradford District (Special consideration may be taken if the criteria cannot be met, but these will be discussed prior to submission of an application form

How do I apply for Work Experience?

Please complete the application form XXX and return to  our team will do their best to find you a suitable placement.

If you would like a placement that is longer than 5 days and in a clinical setting, please email

If you are seeking longer duration of experience or if we are unable to offer you a placement, in an area of your choice, we suggest you contact care/residential homes in your local area.

If you are a university student, contact your university careers service to learn more about opportunities they have on offer.

Marie Malcolm Richards
Education Lead Apprenticeships & Widening Participation

Safina Akhtar
Apprenticeship & Widening Participation Co-Ordinator

Tracey Sutcliffe
Education Administrator