Paid work

This page explains how paid work can provide useful experience before medical school and gives tips on the types of jobs you could consider. There are links to help you find vacancies.

The benefits of doing paid work over other types experience include:

Work experience in a hospital

There are a number of things to consider:

There are all kinds of relevant full- and part-time paid opportunities. You could get paid work during a gap year or find positions where you work in the evenings, at weekends or during school or college holidays.

A few suggestions for paid jobs include:

You can search for full- and part-time jobs in organisations providing NHS healthcare through the NHS Jobs website. See under Looking for a job for other places where vacancies are advertised. Our Career planning section also has information on finding jobs, job applications and interviews. 

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