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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 – 2x work experience placements for Year 12 & 13 students

We are pleased to be able to offer a week long work experience placement for two Year 12 or 13 students considering a career in archives or heritage.

The placements will run from Monday 4 to Friday 8 September 2017. 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
Swindon
SN2 2EH

To apply for one of the placements please fill in the Work Placement Application Form and email it to education@historicengland.org.uk by Friday 23rd of June. There will then be informal interviews for the top 5 candidates on Wednesday 5th of July, after which the two successful candidates will be selected. You will receive notification of any decisions by email.

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