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Vacation placements

The majority of hospitals in East Midlands offer structured work experience opportunities for 3rd year Pharmacy MPharm students during the summer months.

However, you do not need to have hospital experience to apply for a pre-registration place in hospital - just make sure you show the transferable skills that you have gained from other work or volunteer experience during the application process.  

East Midlands summer placements and open days’ summary for 2017

NB: 3rd year students only to apply. Do not apply before the date specified or your application may not be considered.

Applications / Deadlines Interview

Chesterfield Royal Hospital
(4 places)

4 weeks paid

From now

31 January

Interviews in mid-February

Debora Gamble
Martin Shepherd

Derby Teaching Hospitals
(8 places)

1 week unpaid in June 2017


21 December


Appointment by application form only. 

Laura Chapman

Kettering General Hospital
(3 places)

10 weeks, paid at Band 2

advertised on NHS jobs in February

Interviews in March

Gwenda Smith
PA to Chief Pharmacist

Sherwood Forest Hospitals
(6 places)

One week, unpaid


28 February 2017

NA–currently offered on application +/- phone call.

Bryony Stevens  
Sandy Harris

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS trust

(Number of places TBA)


Kate McMillan

Northampton General Hospital
(3 places)


Shelley Patel

Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH)

(4 places

on each campus: QMC and City)

6 Weeks
(12 June-21 July 2017)
Placements are paid at Band 2 AFC

Applications should be submitted electronically by 9am on Wednesday 1 February 

Spring 2017 - will be informed of date if shortlisted

Mike Hey

01159249924 Ext 64425

University Hospitals of Leicester

NB: vacation placements cannot be offered due to training workload. Three open days will be available during June and July 2017.

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