Transition Year (TY) Work Experience Programme at the NRH

Transition Year (TY) Work Experience Programme at the NRH

Transition Year Work Experience Programme at the NRH.

The NRH offers a whole hospital experience to Transition Year Students on a group (rather than individual) basis.  The NRH cannot accommodate individual dates for work experience due to the large number of requests we receive annually and our other educational commitments as a University Hospital.

The group programme offers students an opportunity to meet with Staff in clinical and non-clinical Departments and learn about multiple disciplines in the hospital. Through a variety of informational and interactive activities Students gain insight into various aspects of hospital life and discover what may be their future profession within a broad range of healthcare disciplines.

The NRH runs two TY Programmes during the academic year, in autumn and in spring, with approximately 20 places in each group.  During the previous academic year, you can register for the coming year’s Programme by contacting  to ask for a link to register.

Please Note: Bookings have closed for the Academic Year 2025-26.

If you are interested in finding out more about a career in healthcare, you may like to join our Careers Evening for secondary school students in January.  For more information: Virtual Careers Information for 2nd level students

Registering interest for the TY Programme does not guarantee a place as they are offered and allocated on a lottery basis.

The programme consists in a variety of sessions ranging from presentations from healthcare professionals to interactive events such as Music Therapy, Pet Therapy, a Radiology visit and practicing Basic Life-Saving skills on mannequins. One of the most popular events is the Wheelchairs sports activity in the Sports Hall which is a great icebreaker for the week. We hold a World Café of healthcare professionals so that the students can have the opportunity to speak to Professionals from all the disciplines. There is a mock Interdisciplinary Teams (IDT) Meeting where students learned how all healthcare staff work together to generate and progress rehabilitation goals.

We also run a Dragons Den event during TY week. Students are divided into teams and have a short period to work on ideas with their group each day. At the end of the week, they present their proposals to a variety of NRH staff and a past patient. It is a great learning exercise and very beneficial for insight into healthcare and the needs of  patients.

Students from multiple schools and counties from all over Ireland participate in the Programme and really enjoy the opportunity to meet new people and make friends. At the end of the Programme students receive a certificate of participation.

If there is a particular area of rehabilitation that you are interested in, you can mention it in your application.

For further details about the TY Programme please contact: 

Students participating in the TY Programme at the NRH



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