Work Experience and Academic Placements

Each year Birmingham Museums offers a range of opportunities for work experience and academic placements.

Work Experience 

Birmingham Museums Trust offer a number of work experience placements throughout the year.

Our work experience programme is open to anyone fifteen years or over who is not currently in employment. Each placement is 3-5 days long and is a great chance to develop your skills and knowledge and get a general awareness of the working world.

To apply for any of the placements below simply visit our Jobs and Volunteer opportunities website and complete an application for your chosen placement. Please check the placement dates in your application carefully.

Please note due to an increasingly high level of demand we are unable to offer work experience opportunities outside of our advertised placements.

Placements for 2022:

Thinktank – Visitor Services Team

Work experience placements at Thinktank in the Visitor Services Team are ideal for anyone who is interested in gaining experience of working life within a busy science museum. These placements run from 9.15am-15:30pm on weekdays.

Length Start Date Finish Date Closing Date
5 days 14/02/2022 18/02/2022 17/01/2022
5 days  07/03/2022 11/03/2022 17/01/2022
5 days  14/03/2022 18/03/2022 17/01/2022
5 days  21/03/2022 25/03/2022 17/01/2022
5 days 28/03/2022 01/04/2022 28/02/2022
5 days 04/04/2022 08/04/2022 28/02/2022
4 days 03/05/2022 06/05/2022 28/02/2022
5 days 09/05/2022 13/05/2022 28/02/2022
5 days 16/05/2022 20/05/2022 28/02/2022
5 days 23/05/2022 27/05/2022 28/02/2022
5 days 13/06/2022 17/06/2022 04/04/2022
5 days 20/06/2022 24/06/2022 04/04/2022
5 days 27/06/2022 30/06/2022 04/04/2022
5 days 04/07/2022 07/07/2022 04/04/2022
5 days 12/09/2022 16/09/2022 04/04/2022
5 days 19/09/2022 23/09/2022 04/04/2022
5 days 26/09/2022 30/09/2022 04/04/2022
5 days 03/10/2022 07/10/2022 23/05/2022
5 days 10/10/2022 14/10/2002 23/05/2022
5 days 17/10/2022 21/10/2022 23/05/2022
5 days 07/11/2022 11/11/2022 23/05/2022
5 days 14/11/2022 18/11/2022 23/05/2022
5 days 21/11/2022 25/11/2022 23/05/2022
5 days 28/11/2022 02/12/2022 23/05/2022

Thinktank – Learning Team

Work experience placements at Thinktank in the Learning Team are ideal for anyone who is interested in in gaining experience of working life within a busy museum and art gallery with our Learning and Engagement Officers. These placements run from 9.15am-15:30pm on weekdays.

Length Start Date Finish Date Closing Date
5 days 04/04/2022 08/04/2022 14/02/2021
5 days 23/05/2022 27/05/2022 14/02/2021
5 days 04/07/2022 08/07/2022 14/02/2021

Blakesley Hall – Learning Team

Work experience placements at Blakesley Hall in the Learning Team are ideal for anyone who is interested in in gaining experience of working life within a heritage site with our Learning Officer. These placements run from 9.15am-15:30pm for three days.

Length Start Date Finish Date Closing Date
3 days 30/03/2022 01/04/2022 14/02/2021
3 days 11/05/2022 13/05/2022 14/02/2021
3 days 22/06/2022 24/06/2022 14/02/2021

Aston Hall – Learning Team

Work experience placements at Blakesley Hall in the Learning Team are ideal for anyone who is interested in in gaining experience of working life within a heritage site with our Learning Officer. These placements run from 9.15am-15:30pm for three days.

Length Start Date Finish Date Closing Date
3 days 30/03/2022 01/04/2022 14/02/2021
3 days 11/05/2022 13/05/2022 14/02/2021
3 days 22/06/2022 24/06/2022 14/02/2021

Sarehole Mill – Learning Team

Work experience placements at Blakesley Hall in the Learning Team are ideal for anyone who is interested in in gaining experience of working life within a heritage site with our Learning Officer. These placements run from 9.15am-15:30pm for three days.

Length Start Date Finish Date Closing Date
3 days 11/05/2022 13/05/2022 14/02/2021
3 days 22/06/2022 24/06/2022 14/02/2021
3 days 29/06/2022 01/07/2022 14/02/2021

Academic Placements

Our academic placement opportunities are available for students 18 years or over who are linked to an educational organisation, we are keen where possible to offer experiences which connect to an individual’s studies.

Any academic placements that we can offer will be advertised within academic institutions with which we have linked. If you are interested in undertaking an academic placement with us, please speak with your coordinator at your academic institution who can contact the HR team directly to see what might be possible.

Please note due to an increasingly high level of demand we are unable to support all enquiries for an academic placement.