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2024 BGS summer placements scheme

BGS is offering a six-week placement scheme for early-year students in a geography, earth science or environmental sciences degree.

27/05/2024 By BGS Press
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BGS is excited to offer a placement scheme during the summer of 2024 for students who are about to enter university, or who are currently studying as an undergraduate student in years 1 or 2 of their geography, earth science or environmental sciences degree. As part of this scheme, BGS will take up to four students who will have the opportunity to:

  • learn about BGS
  • learn and experience the diversity of job roles within geosciences
  • work on a number of collaborative geoscience projects with an equality, diversity and inclusion and public engagement component

BGS welcome applications from students who meet the criteria. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups in the geographical, earth and environmental sciences (GEES), for example individuals from low-income backgrounds, marginalised ethnic and gender groups and / or people with disabilities (visible and hidden).

Students applying for this scheme must be 18 or over at the time of application.


  • Completed sixth form or in years 1 or 2 of an undergraduate GEES degree
  • Available for six weeks between 15 July and 13 September 2024
  • Over 18 by the closing date
  • Have the right to work in the UK
  • Applied by the deadline 16:00 on Friday 7 June 2024
  • Submit a CV and a covering letter that addresses the three main questions (see placement application pack)

If your experience looks a little different from these criteria and you think you can bring value to the role, we would love to learn more about you.

Further information

If you have any questions about this scheme, please contact Dr Keely Mills (, the scheme coordinator.

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