Work experience placements for students

This page describes the week-long work experience opportunities for year 10 school students offered at the Eden Project.

Secondary school students in the Rainforest Biome at the Eden Project

We also offer:

The Eden Project offers exciting work experience placements in the following areas:

  • Education
  • Events
  • Horticulture 
  • Hospitality
  • Hospitality – back of house (BOH)
  • Land train
  • Retail
  • Science 
  • Stewarding

Our work experience weeks: 16-20 March and 29 June - 3 July, 2015.

Each opportunity is for a week-long placement and will give you a fantastic insight into life at Eden and the world of work. You will spend time working with the team in your chosen area to find out more about how their jobs contribute to the aims of Eden Project. During the week your supervisor will also set you a site-wide fact-finding mission on which you will feedback at the end of the week.

Role profiles

Every placement has a role profile, which tells you more about the work you can expect to be doing and what skills and qualities you will need to show during your placement. To read the full role profiles, download the PDF files below: 

Education role profile (PDF)
Events role profile (PDF)
Horticulture role profile (PDF)
Hospitality (front of house) role profile (PDF)
Hospitality (back of house) role profile (PDF)
Land train role profile (PDF)
Retail role profile (PDF)
Science role profile (PDF)
Stewarding role profile (PDF)

How to apply

Applications for 2014/15 work experience will open in September 2014.

In order to apply please download and complete the application form at the bottom of this page and email it to

Please note, as places are limited, applications for each work experience placement will be shortlisted, so please make sure you give us as much information as possible on the application form so that you don’t miss out!

Application form