Come and join us

We welcome around 300 students to St Andrew's Healthcare each year from a wide range of disciplines. These might include medicine, psychology, nursing, occupational therapy or social work - but there are many opportunities outside these areas too. 

We offer a wide range of clinical placements, including medium secure care, low secure care, forensic care, neuro-psychiatry, with children and young people, plus women’s specific services. 

UK students:
Placement opportunities are open for students from any UK-based universities. You should pursue the placement through your university. 

Overseas students:
We review applications on an individual basis - please complete and return the form on this page.

Overseas students application form

Click below to download the form

Non-UK students application form

Why St Andrew's for your placement?

Unique experience

We practice holistic and patient-focused care, working with patients with the UK's most complex mental health conditions.

We enjoy some of the UK's best facilities and adopt the latest therapies.

As a charity, all income is re-invested in patient care

Academic partnerships

We partner with many universities to help students bring their studies to life.

We work with Cambridge University, Northampton University, De Montfort University, the University of Bedfordshire and the University of Buckinghamshire to name just a few. 

In 2016 we became a host site for Nursing degrees.

World class environment

We have exceptional facilities - both for patients and for staff. 

Enjoy free parking at every site as well as health and wellbeing benefits.

We offer subsidised, healthy catering and access to gym and swimming facilties.

Dedicated to students

Our new Academic Centre is dedicated entirely to our student population.

It's the ideal place to meet and study in a friendly environment. 

Continuous professional development

We run regular knowledge-sharing sessions on Fridays for staff and external visitors. Speakers come from within and outside of the charity to share the latest insights in mental healthcare.

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