We currently have no work experience opportunities left at the moment but please check back with us again in the Autumn.
Our vision at National Museums Scotland to be a World Class Museum that “inspires people, connecting Scotland to the world and the world to Scotland” is particularly significant in helping young people prepare for life and the world of work.
At National Museums Scotland we recognise the value work experience offers to young people in developing key skills in active citizenship, increased self-esteem, communication, organisation, teamwork and ICT.
It can also increase a young person’s awareness of career choices available within a museum environment, and promote the concept of lifelong learning by helping to raise awareness of how rights and responsibilities, equal opportunities, health and safety and environmental issues apply in the workplace.
You can read about the experiences of some of our students on our blog.
Only one application per person is allowed, therefore sending multiple forms for each opportunity offered will greatly affect your chances of not being selected. Ideally you should apply up to eight weeks before your school's work experience week is due to take place, in order for us to administer your application properly.
Selection will be made based on a number of factors:
Competition for a placement is extremely high, so please bear this in mind when filling out your application.
As work experience at our museums is very popular and due to the number of application forms we receive, we are sorry we cannot acknowledge a receipt of your form. For this reason you will only be contacted again if your application has been successful and we would like to offer you a place; or you are being invited to attend an interview to help select the best candidate. If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the placement date it is unlikely you have been successful.
Tel: 0131 247 4433