Work experience

The BGS offers students the chance to work with our scientists and support staff to provide them with experience in the workplace. We offer a limited number of placements at our Keyworth, Edinburgh, Wallingford and Cardiff sites over the course of a year.

Who can apply?

Unpaid work experience opportunities are only offered to young people under the age of 18 as part of their school's work experience programme. Placements are for 1 week.

Application Process

To undertake your work experience at one of our sites (Keyworth, Edinburgh, Wallingford and Cardiff) please download and complete the application form:(Keyworth, Edinburgh, Wallingford and Cardiff application form)

Application Dates and Deadlines

Keyworth, Edinburgh, Wallingford and Cardiff:

Applications for period January–March 2018 | Deadline: 1st December 2017

Applications for period April–June 2018 | Deadline: 1st February 2018

Applications for period July–September 2018 | Deadline: 1st May 2018

Applications for period October–December 2018 | Deadline: 1st August 2018


For more information about work experience opportunities at our Keyworth, Edinburgh, Wallingford and Cardiff sites please contact Lindsey Tindall or call 0115 936 3100