Unfortunately due to the sensitive and personal nature of maternity / women’s services work experience opportunities in maternity at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust (which is Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Cheltenham General and Stroud Maternity Hospitals) are very limited.

As an alternative to work experience placements the Midwives host a ‘taster workshop’ in Spring and Autumn. Attendees have opportunity to speak to Midwives, look at the birthing equipment, and a birthing pool.

Update: Spring 2018 Midwifery Workshop - places still available

The next opportunity for students in Year 11 and above to attend the Midwifery Workshop will be in Spring 2018. There are still places available on this workshop and should you wish to attend please email ghn-tr.Ghtworkexperience@nhs.net.

Update: Work Experience

There are currently NO work experience opportunities in Midwifery

Please monitor this page for updates.

Last updated 17.01.2018

Further information and reading for students interested in a career in midwifery


  • Get into Nursing & Midwifery: A guide to Application and Career Success by Sarah Snow
  • Midwifery Journals: British Journal of Midwifery, Midwives, Practicing Midwives




Life skills

Students applying to University to study Midwifery will be expected to have both life and work experience options include:

  • Volunteering – try to get exposure to new parents and babies
  • Full or part time working to learn skills such as communication, customer service, listening, situational management which can be transferred to a professional role