Department of Chemistry University of Oxford

Work Experience 2016-2017

We will be taking applications for 2016-2017 from 1st October 2016!


If you are interested by any of the placements above, the application procedure is as follows:-

  1. Fill in this form. Take care to indicate the type of work experience you are interested in.
  2. Write a covering letter clearly explaining why you would like to pursue work experience in your chosen field (Laboratory assistant, Communications assistant, Facilities team member or Administrative assistant).
  3. Write a CV.
  4. Attach these completed documents and send by email to The Work Experience Team.
  5. Ask a school teacher (or someone in a similar role) to send a reference to the department clearly stating why you would be suitable for the position you have applied for. The reference should be submitted by email: chem-workexperience@chem.ox.ac.uk .

We are often overwhelmed with applications for work experience, so please be patient with us. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

The deadline for Easter applications is the 27th of January 2017.

The deadline for summer applications is the 31st of March 2017.

Students will not be offered a place in a research laboratory.

Students under the age of 16 will not be offered work experience placements.

Accommodation, travel and food are not provided for work experience students. Please take this into consideration before applying for work experience.  

If you have any further queries feel free to email The Work Experience Team: chem-workexperience@chem.ox.ac.uk .