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Work Experience

For anyone wanting to gain work experience with the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, there are a few departments with dedicated work experience pages.

School of Life Sciences

Warwick University's School of Life Sciences offers short-term, unpaid laboratory and non-laboratory work experience placements to those aged 16-18. For further details, please visit the SLS Work Experience WebpageLink opens in a new window. You may also be interested in their lab experience days for groups of sixth form students. More information can be found on the Free Lab ExperienceLink opens in a new window pages.

Warwick Medical School

Warwick Medical School offer experimental laboratory work experiences placements every summer (in July and August) for secondary school students aged 16 and over. A range of short research projects in the areas of molecular biology, biochemistry, and microbiology are available in the biomedical research laboratories based at Warwick Medical School. For more details please visit the WMS Work ExperienceLink opens in a new window webpages. This page also includes details for those wishing to undertake clinical work experience with our partner NHS Trusts.

Department of Physics

The Department of Physics offer limited work experience placements every year in early April for students in years 10-12. More details on how to apply can be found on the Physics WebpageLink opens in a new window.

Department of Chemistry

The Chemistry Department at the University of Warwick is offering a unique work experience placement opportunity for students (years 10, 11 and 12) from Coventry and Warwickshire schools. This work experience would suit individuals who are specifically looking to study Chemistry at the University of Warwick. The three-day programme will allow students to gain hands-on experience of working in a chemistry lab and provide an insight into studying at a top university as well. Please visit the Chemistry work experience pages for more information and the online application form.

Warwick Manufacturing Group

Warwick Manufacturing Group has a variety of work experience options, including a week-long project-based experience for Year 10s, and developing employability programmes. They aim to inspire young engineers through innovative approaches to placements. Please visit the WMG Work Experience webpage for more details about either of these initiatives.