Work Experience

We welcome school pupils/students who wish to undertake work experience placements with us. These are organised locally, so please contact your local FSC Centre if you would like to enquire about the possibility of a placement with them.

University Placements

Are you seeking an exciting opportunity for your placement year?

Higher Education Placements recruitment for 2020-2021 will be open soon.

Each summer we are joined by a number of Higher Education Student Placements for their year in industry. Higher Education Placements recruitment for 2020-2021 is now open, please visit the vacancies page to apply.

Being a HE Student Placement with the FSC is wide-reaching. For the right individual a year with us can offer an array of opportunities and rich experiences. The individual tasks and focus may vary depending on which location you are based at. Marine Biology your thing? Have a think about FSC Millport or FSC Dale Fort. Love mountains? Then FSC Rhyd-y-creuau or FSC Blencathra could be just up your street. Alternatively, perhaps being in an urban setting with easy transport links into London appeals to you more, then FSC Juniper Hall or FSC Epping Forest may be ideal. Whatever the FSC location all HE Student Placements have the chance to work with education groups – some centres work with very young children, some centres have mainly secondary school groups, and others have university and adult courses. There really is something to suit everyone.

What’s it all about?

To be a Higher Education (HE) Student Placement with FSC you must be undertaking a UK-based higher education course where a 1-year work placement is a requirement. We are looking for candidates studying towards a degree in Geography, Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Education or a closely allied discipline. The role is to primarily support our teaching staff in the delivery of field courses along with a range of other residential and domestic duties. We need people who want to work with people, who are enthusiastic about the environment and keen to see that people are taught to understand and respect it better.

What do you gain?

Developing and investing in our staff is a key priority for FSC and during the placement year, there are numerous opportunities for personal development. Training offered at FSC is transferable to a multitude of future jobs, for instance:

  • Becoming First Aid trained with an external qualification
  • Essential (compliance training) which includes Risk Assessments; Water Safety, Child Protection, Manual Handling, Fire Safety and General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) as a minimum
  • Additional development could include training that is specific to a location for instance hill and moorland leader

At the outset of your year with FSC, you will agree what targets you are expected to achieve, remembering to consider what you need to complete for your degree whilst ensuring your skills and interests are fully utilised in conjunction with the Higher Education Student Placement expectations and the needs of the location you are placed.

The key is that you only get out what you put in so make sure you grab every opportunity open to you during your year!

Terms & Conditions

The placement is for a maximum of 12 months for students who are undertaking a UK-based Higher Education course where a 1-year placement is a requirement.

  • Accommodation is provided.
  • Placement allowance: currently £89.00 per week
  • Hours of work: notional 40 hours per week

Location of post: Higher Education Student Placements are placed according to business needs at one of FSC’s locations participating in the HE Student Placement programme. We always endeavour to place candidates at a location suited to the requirements of the degree course students are working towards but unfortunately we cannot guarantee where a candidate will be based. The FSC location would not normally be confirmed until the appointment stage.

Additional Employee Benefits: these include an Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance* and Health Cash Plan with Westfield Health* (*exclusions apply). 

Start Date:  August 2020

If you have any questions please contact Recruitment on 01743 852138 or email [email protected]