CAREERS

WORK EXPERIENCE AT ROTHAMSTED

We are committed to the development of our future scientists and workforce.

Overview

Our work experience programme is designed to provide students with an opportunity to be involved with cutting edge agricultural scientific research as well as a variety of office based and support tasks. We hope students will gain a useful insight into the various aspects of our organization and the skills necessary for different careers.

At Rothamsted Research we offer school students work experience at both our sites in Harpenden (Hertfordshire) and North Wyke (Devon). Our work experience is normally aimed at Year 10 and Year 12 students. Year 12 students have the opportunity to be interviewed as part of the process if they wish to gain interview experience.

We can offer a wide range of areas to gain experience in, such as facilities, horticultural and administration areas. Scientific placements are based within specific teams where students will become involved in the work of that team. Activities will include:

  • Overview of Rothamsted Research
  • Tour to scientific facilities and field experiments
  • Health and Safety guidance
  • Insight into the day by day work of a scientist
  • Hands-on experience in laboratories
  • Data analysis and reporting
  • Opportunity to meet researchers and to ask questions about their work

WE HAVE TAKEN THE DECISION TO CANCEL WORK EXPERIENCE PLACEMENTS FOR 2020 – PLACEMENTS WILL RESUME IN 2021 – PLEASE KEEP AN EYE ON THE WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS TOWARDS THE END OF THE YEAR