Work Experience

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Storm by Work Experience Student Will Copeland

The Royal Meteorological Society does not itself offer work experience, but opportunities exist at the following organisations:

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. However, we understand that the Met Office is not running a work experience scheme in 2019 – students are advised to sign up for job alerts on the Met Office Careers Site so that they can keep updated of other opportunities as they arise.

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 here and the 2019 flier.

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

For more information about work experience or careers in meteorology please email
the Head of Education at