Work Experience

The Department of Earth Sciences welcomes students who wish to do work experience placements within the department. We believe that work experience is an excellent tool to give students the opportunity to learn different aspects of their desired careers before they fully commit to that area of work. It also helps them to experience a working environment and appreciate the relevance of what they learn at school/college.

Due to the high volume of work experience placement requests we are only able to take 6 placements per year. To apply, please provide a CV and covering letter explaining why you are interested in Earth Sciences and carrying out work experience in our department. All successful work experience students will be interviewed prior to starting with us, and will be based on their application solely. Please note that due to safeguarding issues we do not take any students until 15 years of age.

We can provide work experience in the following areas:-

  • Teaching Support
  • Laboratory Practices
  • Sample Preparation
  • Analytical Procedures

If you are interested in carrying out work experience within the department, please send your application to Dwayne John, HR Manager ( in the first instance.