Our work experience programme highlights the variety of careers available, from world-leading laboratory research to the supporting business services.
Placements might be in research laboratories in areas such as cell biology, genetics, immunology and bioinformatics. Work experience could be also in non-laboratory locations such as the IT, reception services, public engagement and education teams.
During placements, students are involved in a range of activities supervised by an experienced member of staff.
Check your eligibility
Most placements last for one week, although some can be up to four weeks long or occasionally take place for one day a week over the summer holidays. If selected for work experience, you will be expected to attend all days of the placement.
Placements are available throughout the year. Some coincide with specific weeks that local schools have timetabled for work experience. They are also available during school half term breaks, Easter and summer holidays.
Food and travel expenses
We can contribute to students' travel expenses during the placement (up to a maximum of £50 per week) and food (up to £5 per day to be spent in the Crick’s restaurant).