Work Experience

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Storm by Work Experience Student Will Copeland

Summer work experience for school and university students at the Met Office in Exeter is usually advertised in December of the previous year, on the Met Office website.

There is also an opportunity for work experience in Reading in February half term. It is a four day non-residential programme, which is free of charge to participants. The programme is open to students in years 10, 11, 12 and 13, although Y12 and Y13 should be studying both Maths and Physics.

The programme is designed to give them a taste of both working as a Meteorologist and in studying Meteorology. It involves a visit to ECMWF, which includes a tour of their supercomputer, and an afternoon with the Met Office as well as the University Meteorology Department’s activities with them. For more information, see this leaflet and register here.

For students in the Cambridge area, the British Antarctic Survey sometimes offers relevant work experience.

The Society sometimes offers a small number of work experience placements. Unfortunately we are not currently offering any work experience placements. The Society is mainly an administrative body (i.e. not directly forecasting) and work experience placements tend to be within our membership, education and public engagement departments. Work ranges from helping to develop classroom resources, to researching ways of lowering the society’s carbon footprint to helping the society set up for an exhibition or conference. However, there are sometimes opportunities to sit in on radio broadcasts and to attend talks. Some of our past students made a diary of their week with us at the society, so to get some idea of what we may offer please take a look at their work on the links below. Also please take a look at the other careers information on this website.

For more information about our work experience placements please feel free to email
the Head of Education at education@rmets.org

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