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GP work experience for Year 10 pupils

General Practice is a challenging and rewarding career.

That is the truth, regardless of what else you might hear about General Practice.

It is for the more able and resilient.

Your life will critically cross the lives of many and enable a deeper understanding of yourself and those you care for.

Health Education England is making it possible for Year 10 pupils in the East Midlands to do five day work experience placements to discover the reality of modern day General Practice.

This is a great opportunity to understand the different roles in General Practice and also the different entry routes to become a member of General Practice team. 


Recruitment : GP Work Experience for Year 10 pupils : East Midlands Healthcare Workforce Deanery

The placements will ensure that you have experienced and understood of the clinical and management activities in the General Practice setting. You will observe different roles and would have observation session with different sections of the General Practice, for example Reception, Practice Nurse, GP, Practice Manager and other health professionals working in the General Practice. On the conclusion of your work experience you are expected to produce a reflective summary of your experience in order to receive your certificate of completion.

You will be supervised with a member of the General Practice at all time during your work experience.

Many of these practices train nurses, medical students, GP Trainees and apprentices who will be able to share their experience and their entry routes.


If you: 

  • are in Year 10
  • are looking for a work experience to decide if a career in a health environment is suitable for you
  • have a recommendation from your school
  • have parental consent
  • are able to comply with the general practice code of conduct
  • go to a school in Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Northamptonshire.


We have reached our full capacity and even our reserved list is full. Therefore, we cannot accept any further application until further notice.


Access to other work experience opportunities within health and care in the East Midlands:

There are a wide variety of work experience opportunities across the East Midlands and some that are in development. Please see the links below for specific opportunities:

Work experience in Nottinghamshire

Information and opportunities through Nottingham University

Opportunities for work experience in NHS organisations across Lincolnshire

Northamptonshire GP work experience

For work experience in GP Surgeries for Year 10 students, please follow the link here.

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