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Work Experience 

Year 10 work experience week will be  1 - 5 July 2019

Please see the link below to the work experience form (WEX) that needs to be returned to school.

Dates to return form:
Outside Bristol Friday 8 February 2019.
Bristol area Friday 5 April 2019.

Placement Search

Using the learn about work link - Students will need to find our school name and log on using the password and PIN number that has been provided. This will then allow students to search and look up companies that have been used for work experience in the past. It will give the address, contact name and contact number and a job description. 



Atkins are offering work experience 1-5 July.

Students need to complete the application form and return it to by March 30th.

Atkins ask that in the final box in section 4.2 of the application form that students state “Bristol Y10 week 2” (1-5 July)

For more information please see their website - 

Click here for the application form


Click here for the application form.

Drummer Television

Interview to take place at school. Please see Mrs Arnold if interested.


please see Mrs Arnold for application form


SS Great Britain

SS Great Britain are offering placements - interviews will take place in school Monday 11 February.

Application form to be returned to Mrs Arnold by 1st February.

Click here for the application form.

Careers in Science/ Engineering (1 - 5  July)

The week will include hands-on experiments with our Ship’s Conservation Engineer, how we communicate science to the public and taking care of artefacts (including the ship’s hull).  Students will work as a team exploring a range of different science-based challenges and projects.  There will be an opportunity to present their ideas to staff, students and parents at the end of the week.  The week would particularly suit students interested in exploring careers in STEM. 

Careers in Museums/ Heritage (1 - 5 July)

during the week students will have the opportunity to explore what working for a museum and Bristol’s number one tourist attraction is really like.  They will have the opportunity to take part in workshops with our marketing, interpretation, visitor experience and conservation teams.  The students will be working on a group project which will also benefit the SS Great Britain with the opportunity to present their ideas to staff, students and parents at the end of the week.  It might particularly suit students with an interest in history, tourism or the arts.

Bristol Music Trust

For the first time, Bristol Music Trust is inviting 10 young people in Year 10 from across Bristol to come behind the scenes and join us for a week of work experience from 1-5 July 2019.

 This will include:

  • Finding out about the work of Bristol Music Trust and how we run our world-class music venue.
  • Learning about the different roles and opportunities for working within music and the arts, through masterclasses from across our departments including Education, Marketing, Technical and Programming
  • Completing an independent project and skill sharing activity
  • Attending and reviewing a live performance
  • Completing a Bronze Arts Award

Further information and details of how to apply can be found on our website at

Bristol Zoo

Applications are now open. Students need to fill in the form on the Zoo website.

Work Experience at Travelling Light 

Travelling Light Theatre Company has been creating exciting and ground-breaking theatre for and with children & young people since 1984.  Our mission is to inspire their imaginations, fire their emotions and make them think!
What do we offer? 
We are able to offer students (aged 14-18) the opportunity to join us for one full week’s work experience. We are unable to accept placements outside of this week. 
The dates for 2019 are: 1st - 5th July
What will it involve?  
Working in the office of Travelling Light Theatre Company where we produce touring theatre and a range of participation projects in and out of school time. Learning about the different roles and responsibilities within a theatre company. Independent research project and skill sharing. Completing the Bronze Arts Award
Placements involve experiences across the company’s professional productions, participatory projects and administrative work and this may include some evening work.
How do I apply?  
You will need to return a completed application form or application video to us before the deadline. If successful, we will invite you to an interview to discuss your needs and interests. From there, a decision will be made about whether we can offer you a placement. 
Deadlines Applications must be received by 31st January 2019

Work Experience  Video Application 2019
Work Experience at Travelling Light 2019
WEX  Application Form 2019

Circomedia Work Experience 2019

Circomedia are once again inviting Year 10 students interested in arts based Work Experience to apply for a placement in summer 2019.  Our week long placement will be held at the start of July, dates to be finalised very soon.

Our aim for the placement is to give Year 10 students a broad taste of working behind the scenes within a mixed arts organisation.  Of course, there will be an opportunity to have a go at some circus and physical theatre - it wouldn't be Circomedia without it! - but the intention is to provide a much wider experience that accommodates all, not just those who like to perform.

The young people will learn all about marketing and fundraising within the arts with our Marketing and Development teams.  They will get to work with our technicians to help prepare for a show.  They will experience what it's like to work in Front of House for a busy theatre as they assist members of the public and Box Office staff at one of our events.

Please see Mrs Arnold for application forms.

Bristol Old Vic work experience opportunity.

Applications are now open for this year’s Yr 10 work experience week which will take place from 1-5 July 2019. Please note that we are unable to accept placements outside of this week.  

During this week the group will: 

  • Gain an insight into the everyday running’s of a leading regional theatre
  • Learn about the diverse range of jobs available in the theatre 
  • Take part in a variety of workshops led by different departments such as Box Office, Producing, Marketing and Engagement 
  • Meet a range of other young people interested in theatre
  • Complete the Bronze Arts Award

How to apply

Please complete an application form or application video before the deadline. If successful we will invite you to an interview at Bristol Old Vic. From there we will choose the participants for this years’ work experience programme.

Applications close on Monday 14 January 2019, 5pm

Interviews will take place between Monday 4 - Friday 1 February 2019

Please send your application to by Monday 14 January 2019, 5pm.

For more information please visit our website -

Renishaw Work Experience

Engineering work experience week

Students who attend will be allocated into teams and will be given an Engineering project to work on over the course of the week, during the week students will also have the opportunity to meet real Engineers, have a tour of Renishaw and find out a lot more about our career opportunities for young people.

  • This will be run twice, weeks commencing 8th and 15th July 2019
  • There will be 48 places each week

Software work experience week

Students who attend this experience will be working in teams on a Software project and will also have the opportunity to find out more about Renishaw, have a tour and find out more about our early career opportunities.

  • This will be run week commencing 8th July 2019
  • There will be 20 places

Please find attached our work experience flyer which contains further details, this year we have decided to open our work experience applications earlier than usual as we appreciate that schools like their students to secure places with employers prior to the Christmas break.  All of our applications are online, please see below for the link.

The University of Bristol School of Earth Sciences

The University of Bristol School of Earth Sciences will be running a week of work experience from Monday 1 July to Friday 5 July 2019.

We are now inviting applications for the 12 places on the 2019 programme and would like to encourage applications from Schools in the area.

Full details and the application process can be found on the website.

Airbus in the UK, 2019 Work Experience

Airbus is offering a fantastic opportunity for students to gain work experience and help them stand out from the crowd.

Length: 4 days
Sites: Filton & Broughton
Ages: 14-19

How to apply
Email a CV and a covering letter to
Include Airbus WEX Broughton or Airbus WEX Filton to the subject line.
Include preferred dates.

Applications open until:
  *   Friday 30 November 2018 for the February half term and Easter dates
  *   Friday 1 March 2019 for the Summer term dates
  *   Selection will be based on the application
  *   Successful applicants will be notified after the closing dates

2019 dates:
Summer Term Time:
17 June - 20 June (Filton and Broughton)
1 July - 4 July (Filton and Broughton)
15 July - 18 July (Filton and Broughton)