A downland landscape with a meandering path that leads towards a windmill on the horizon. Two women and a small child are walking on the grass.

About this image

Windmill Hill, West Ilsley, West Berkshire. Photographed by Henry W Taunt in the 1890s. © Historic England Archive CC97/02717.

Work Experience

We are currently developing a work experience scheme for school children aged 14-18. One- or two-week placements will be available in our local offices each year. Here you can find the preliminary information on the scheme.

Who will the scheme be for?

The work experience scheme will be open to maintained secondary schools, academies and free schools in the local authorities in which our local offices are located.

What will the application process be?

Students will be invited to complete an online application form. We expect demand for places to be high so we will follow a strict selection process and make sure that we select students who best meet our criteria.

Placements currently available

Historic England Archive – two work experience placements for Year 12 students

We are pleased to be able to offer a week long work experience placement for two Year 12 students considering a career in archives or heritage.

The placements will run from Monday 22 July to Friday 26 July 2019. They will give students a chance to experience the wide range of different jobs done within our Archive and Education Departments. Please refer to the Sample Timetable (below) for a more detailed description.

Each day will run from 9am to 4pm. There is no funding for transport and students will be expected to make their own way to and from:

Historic England Archive
The Engine House
Fire Fly Avenue

To apply for one of the placements please fill in the Work Experience Application Form below and email it to [email protected] by Friday 24 May. We'll let all applicants know whether or not they are one of the two successful candidates by email by Friday 7 June.

If you have any additional questions about these placements please contact: [email protected]

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