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. Please note Cardiff office is suspending placements for the rest of 2017.

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