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Work experience

Applications for the October half term will be accepted up until the 15th September only. The programme will then be closed until further notice in preparation for the Easter Break placements.  

For local students at secondary school who are interested in a career in medicine or healthcare we run a work experience programme.

The programme is open to young people:

  • Aged between 16 and 18
  • Studying AS or A-levels and considering a degree in medicine or healthcare
  • Living in the UK
  • Studying at one of the local schools listed below:

Acton High School

Alec Reed Academy

Ark Burlington Danes Academy

Ashbourne College

Brent Side High School


Bruton School for Girls

Cardinal Vaughan

Chelsea Academy

Chelsea Independent College

City of Westminster College


Dormers Wells High School

Dr Challoner’s Grammar School

Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College

Ellen Wilkinson School

Elthorne Park High School

Emanuel School

Eton College

Featherstone High School

Fulham Cross Girls School

Haberdasher Aske’s Girls School

Haberdasher Aske’s Boys School

Hammersmith Academy

Harris Westminster

Holland Park School

Kensington Aldridge Academy

King Solomon Academy

Kingsbury High School

Latymer Upper School

Newman Catholic College

Northolt High School

Notting Hill and Ealing High School

Paddington Academy

Phoenix Academy

Pimlico Academy

Queens Park Community School

Richard Challoner School

Royal Grammar School

Sacred Heart

Southbank International School

St Charles Catholic

St Clement Danes School

St George’s RC School

St Marylebone

St Paul’s Girls School

The Bridge Academy

The Crest Academy

The Godolphin and Latymer School

The Holy Cross School

The London Oratory School


Verulam School

Watford Grammar School for Girls

Wellington College

West London Free School

Westminster Academy

Westminster School

William Morris



If you would like to take part, your school will give you an application form. Your school will then date and sign it and return it to us at: 

If your school is not listed above, but you are from one of the following boroughs: Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith & Fulham, Westminster, Ealing or Brent, please contact your head of sixth form or work experience head and request that they apply to be a part of our work experience programme. Unfortunatley we cannot accept applications from schools who are not part of our work experience programme. 

You may wish to consider alternative forms of work experience suggested in the Work Experience Guidelines for Applicants to Medicine produced by the Medical Schools Council.

Advice and support

If you have any questions, contact our work experience department on