Work experience

Working with us

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 and Wallingford sites over the course of a year.

BGS geologists analysing data
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BGS offers students the chance to work with our geologists. Source: BGS © UKRI

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

Unfortunately, due to the COVID pandemic, we are not able to offer work experience placements in 2020; please watch the web-site for information relating to 2021 which we hope to have in place later in the Autumn

Contact

For more information about work experience opportunities at our Keyworth, Edinburgh and Wallingford sites please contact the BGS HR Team or call 0115 936 3100.

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