When in clinical practice you will be expected to work with your midwife mentor, and to work the shift patterns that they work. Although they are individualised to each Trust and areas within, this will involve early starts (07.00 - 07.30 hrs) and late starts (13.00-14.00 hrs) or a long day (07.00 until 20.00 hrs variable). Additionally you will be expected to work weekends and night duty. Most NHS trusts now also operate on a 12 hour shift system. Late night working should be a consideration when you are planning your travel arrangements.