The British Geological Survey (BGS) will be recruiting earth and environmental science students for voluntary work, during the 2013 summer vacation, to assist with geochemical sampling in southern England. Fieldwork will involve the systematic collection of geochemical samples for the G-BASE project.
Applicants need to have a high degree of commitment to fieldwork, be able to traverse difficult terrain and work in all weather conditions. Sampling is undertaken by students working in pairs and will involve map work, walking long distances, and carrying equipment and samples. Students work a six-day week and will be expected to undertake evening work as necessary. It will not be possible for students to take time off during their period of employment, except in an emergency. The work will give successful applicants an opportunity to gain valuable experience in the more practical aspects of geology and geochemistry.
Accommodation (self-catering) will be paid for by BGS but students will be required to pay for food. A standard subsistence allowance of £30.00 per night (£210.00 per week) will be paid, based on each overnight stay. Posts will be available from June to September 2013 and preference will be given to those available for a minimum of four-six consecutive weeks. Application forms and further details are available from your departmental secretary or from the BGS web site http://www.bgs.ac.uk/news/vacancies.html
If your application has been successful you will be contacted at the beginning of May by one of the G-BASE team leaders to discuss details of the voluntary work further.
The closing date for summer 2013 applications is Friday 12th April 2013.
The BGS regularly has students working with our scientists and support staff to provide them with experience in the workplace.
Unpaid work experience opportunities are only offered to young people under the age of 18 as part of their school's work experience programme.
Eligible students should send a copy of their CV, expressing which departments they are interested in and dates when they are available, to the contact below.
The BGS work experience program is very popular and therefore placements are allocated on a first come, first served basis.
For more information about work experience opportunities contact Frankie Bean or call 0115 936 3100