Work Experience with our Ocean Discovery Rangers

We are currently not accepting any applications for work experience. We will let you know when work experience placements become available via our website and Facebook Page. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Looking to dip your toe in the water? Why not try some work experience here at the Aquarium?

We pride ourselves on providing the opportunity for young people to experience working in our Discovery and Learning Team, supporting us in achieving our aim of “Connecting Us With Our Oceans”.

Pupils are given the opportunity to communicate with members of the public, teach them about a wide variety of marine life and to educate visitors on a range of Ocean conservation issues. They are also, if possible, provided with the opportunity to shadow the teaching of school groups and to contribute to our independent work experience projects, designed to benefit the education work we do. Through such activities, students are given the opportunity to improve their communication skills, gain confidence in and experience working as part of a team. The placement also allows pupils to become more aware of the variety of careers open to someone wanting to work in the Marine Biology field.

Please note: The work experience placements we have on offer are only designed for pupils who have been requested to find a placement by their school and who are between the ages of 14-17.

To enable us to dedicate our time to ensuring they get the most out of their time with us, we only accept one student per placement. Placements take place during term time and last one week only.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter explaining why you are interested in a placement with the Ocean Conservation Trust to:

Postal applications are also accepted via the following address:

Work Experience Coordinator
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The National Marine Aquarium (NMA) is the UK’s largest aquarium, located in Britain’s Ocean City, Plymouth. It is run by the Ocean Conservation Trust, a charity dedicated to connecting people with the Ocean.

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