Our invaluable work experience will set you up for the future.
Each year we offer a number of short, unpaid work opportunities to school students seeking an interesting and relevant work experience placement as part of their curriculum.
If you’re a student considering a placement with us, here’s what you need to know. Work experience typically lasts one or two weeks and aims to support you with gaining valuable experiences and skills, including communication, problem-solving and team working.
We want to help you find placements which allow you to explore your interests and future ambitions, so we’ve designed a number of work experience options. You’ll be able to choose your preferred options and we’ll do our best to match you with these depending on availability.
How to apply
We have now reached the capacity for our in-person Work Experience Programme 2023 and applications have closed.
If you would still like to learn more about the British Library, check out our virtual work experience programme.
Virtual work experience
Can’t get to us in person? You can now take part in our virtual work experience programme from your own home. Apply now to join us online and discover what it’s like to work here in a wide range of roles from curators to marketing.
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