Work Experience

We are not currently taking any applications for this programme due to lack of resources at present.

AOP has provided work experience for secondary school students for many years. It provides a valuable opportunity for students to find out what research scientists do and also to gain hands-on experience of specialised software and short projects which can include using telescopes overseas. Students are also shown round the Planetarium and interact with our Education Team and our PhD students who can advise on applying for university courses and what university is like in practise.

Work experience visits usually last two consecutive days. We offer specific dates every quarter with around 4-5 students being selected for each visit. For further information or to get an application form please contact

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