Work Experience

At MRC Harwell, we have a well established work experience programme enabling students to learn about the different types of careers in biomedical science.

Our work experience programme is a valuable opportunity for students to find out more about careers in biomedical science and gain an insight into life in laboratory research. Our work experience is one week long, unpaid, and consists of three days within our specialist facilities and two days spent shadowing a PhD student. Students will also be able to tour our animal facility the Mary Lyon Centre.

How to apply

Our 2021 work experience placements will be dependant on Government COVID-19 guidelines. Information on placement dates and how to apply will be updated in Spring 2021.

If you would like to apply, please prepare a CV and a brief cover letter about why you would like to do your work experience at MRC Harwell.

For any additional information please email

2020 Work Experience Dates

GCSE (or equivalent) Year 10/11 work experience 6th–10th July 2020 

Year 1 A level Year 12 work experience 13th–17th July 2020