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Work Experience at the Department of Engineering

Work Experience at the Department of Engineering

Each year, the Department of Engineering offers a small number of work experience placements to school students who must be at least 15 years old when the work experience takes place. We offer a range of work experience routes, some roles support the work of this huge Department, others are suitable for high fliers aiming to study engineering or related subjects at university. We ask all work experience applicants to provide contact details for their school and to prove their right to work in the UK.  Please note that work experience opportunities at the Department of Engineering are limited, we cannot offer places to everyone but we do our best to match people to pathways.  Places are allocated at our discretion.

If you are interested in work experience but do not ordinarily live in Cambridge, you must make your own arrangements for accommodation during your time in Cambridge.  You will not be offered a placement unless you have an adult who lives locally and who is prepared to act in loco parentis for you, we will require written agreement from this person that they are willing to undertake this duty and full contact details for them.  Finally, we will require letters from both your school and your parents stating that they understand these arrangements and that they are happy with them.

The Department of Engineering is particularly keen to receive applications from people considering the traditional engineering apprenticeship route. The Department would also like to work with creative students who enjoy maths. We especially welcome applications from female students.

In 2018, work experience placements will take place during the week commencing Monday 9th July.   The closing date for applications for the 2018 round of Work Experience placements is Monday 8th January 2018.

To apply for a work experience placement at the Department of Engineering, download and complete the application form below. Please send your completed form to