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16 – 18 (Sixth Form & College)

Placements are designed for students aged 16-18 who are presently in education within the Dudley Borough and have an interest in pursuing a career in healthcare.

Our sixth form and college programmes are constantly being reviewed.  All current programmes are as follows:

Medical Work Experience Programme

The Ron Grimley Undergraduate Centre has an annual Medical Work Experience programme which takes place during two consecutive weeks in June and July. The programme allows those aspiring to be doctors the opportunity to gain an awareness of the role whilst fully immersing them in daily clinical life and obtaining a better understanding of the work involved.

Applicants must be a student in year 12 or above, and at least 17 years of age at the time the work experience takes place. They should either be attending college or higher education establishments within the Dudley area or reside in the Dudley borough.

For further information and how to apply, please click here.

Volunteering Opportunities

The student volunteer programme provides support directly to patients in the hospital.

The minimum age for volunteering is 16 years old however there may be certain departments where you will need to be 18 years of age.  You should be able to commit to regular shifts of three to four hours per week for at least six months (minimum total 100 hours).

You will be required to attend an interview and suitable individuals will need to provide two references, basic health clearance and you will be subject to a police check (DBS). Full training is then provided.  Volunteer placements in specific areas cannot be guaranteed.

Please note that volunteering is not the same as work experience and there are no opportunities for observation of clinical procedures or facilities to shadow qualified members of staff. To be a successful volunteer you have to want to volunteer for the right reasons.  Volunteers dedicate themselves solely to helping our patients.  It is not appropriate to use the volunteer programme in order to enhance personal development and experience.

If you are interested in the student volunteer programme, please contact the volunteers team on 01384 456111 extension 1887 or via email for your application pack.