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 three 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.
For more information about our work experience placements please email
Below are some of the students who have been at the Society on work experience in the past:
You can see Will Copeland, our first work experience student's picture to the right. Will is a keen storm chaser and loves taking photographs of all kinds of weather. We have used some of these in our publications.The Society sometimes offers a small number of work experience placements.