Department of Engineering

Outreach and schools

Bending metal
We are delighted to announce that we are able to offer a limited number of work experience placements in July 2024.

The Department likes to work with creative students who enjoy problem solving. We are particularly keen to receive applications from people considering the traditional engineering apprenticeship/vocational qualification route, and those from groups who are under-represented in the engineering sector. Work experience week for Yr10 and Yr11 students will be for the week commencing the 8th July 2024 only.

The initial form for applications can be found here. The deadline for applications is the midday on the 15th March 2024. Successful applicants will be informed before the 28th March 2024. If you have not had response from us by this date, this means unfortunately, your application has not been successful this time. Applicants who are successful will be asked to complete further paperwork confirming that they have parental permission to complete work experience at the Department and that they have a right to work in the UK. They will also be asked to attend a short interview.

Please note that:

If you are interested in work experience but do not ordinarily live in Cambridge, you must make your own arrangements for accommodation during your time in Cambridge. You will not be offered a placement unless you have an adult who lives locally and who is prepared to act in loco parentis for you, we will require written agreement from this person that they are willing to undertake this duty and full contact details for them.

Undertaking work experience at the Department of Engineering has no impact on applications to study at the Department.