We are committed to the development of our future scientists and workforce.
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
North Wyke Work Experience
At our North Wyke site we offer a week in July. Students can apply throughout the year, for a limited number of places. For more information, please contact us via the details below.
How to Apply
The 2020 placement periods are as follows:
w/c 2 March 2020 during National Careers Week
w/c 11 May 2020
w/c 29 June 2020
w/c 19 October 2020
We will be taking three students in each of these weeks. Our Early Career Researchers will be responsible for hosting these placements whilst students undertake their work experience.