Work Experience


Are you thinking about a career within the NHS?

Here at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (HEFT) we want to have a talented and diverse workforce which reflects the community we serve. 

Please note: If you have not heard from us within 3 months of submitting your application then on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.  All unsuccessful applications will be destroyed after the 3 month period.

Here at Heart of England we encourage and support applications from the widest range of backgrounds to ensure we have the right people in the right jobs. We believe work experience is the single best activity that you can do to help you prepare for a career within healthcare. It will give you valuable experience within a vibrant healthcare environment and will assist you when applying for university and future jobs.

Work experience is a fantastic way to gain an insight into the wider range of career opportunities. It will help build your confidence and give you an understanding of the required attitudes, behaviours and values that are expected in a healthcare setting. This experience will help you to make an informed choice on your future career options.

In 2016/17 we offered 676 work experience placements over the three main sites across a range of different departments.  Currently we attract in excess of over 1000 applications per year.

HEFT already has strong links with its local schools and we run a number of programmes throughout the academic school year tailored to years 10 & 11 and we are eager to broaden our links across the local community.

Heart of England has three main sites; Birmingham Heartlands; Good Hope and Solihull Hospital. 

For work experience applications: please complete an application form found on work experience pages to the left to be returned by e-mail to: [email protected] please note emails to this address is not 100% secure, therefore if you prefer please post back to: Work Experience Department, Education Centre, Solihull Hospital, Lode Lane, Solihull B91 2JL