Work Experience

The Pathology laboratories are usaually able to offer a limited number of work experience placements each year.

All applications for work experience placements must be made via the Trust's Lifelong Learning Team. Please do not contact the laboratories directly.

Further information on work experience placements at our Trust.

Laboratory tours

Laboratory tours are arranged eleven times a year on a monthly basis, excluding August. Tours always take place on a Wednesday and alternate between the Cheltenham General Hospital laboratories and the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital laboratories.

Places are limited to 10 per tour, with a reserve list of 3.

Priority will be given to our service users and to students.

Cheltenham Laboratory tour

Starts at 2.00pm and lasts approximately two hours.

The tour covers the Pre-Analytical area, Histology, Cytology, Chemical Pathology, Haematology & Blood Transfusion.

Gloucestershire Laboratory tour

Starts at 10.30am and lasts approximately one and a half hours.

The tour covers the Pre-Analytical area, Chemical Pathology, Microbiology, Haematology & Blood Transfusion

To book a tour

Send an email to the pathology general office specifying preferred tour and month. Please include a contact name and telephone number.

A member of staff will contact you with future tour dates and, once booked, confirmation will be sent via email.

An email asking you to confirm your booking will be sent approximately one week prior to the booked tour. Please reply by the Monday prior to the tour, as places are limited and there is usually a waiting list. Should you be unable to attend someone else may be able to take your place.