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Under 18 Work Experience

Welcome to the under 18 work experience page. Whether you are from a local school, or from further afield, you will find a work placement at the Egypt Centre an interesting and worthwhile experience. In fact so many people love their placements here, they become volunteers when the placement ends!


What will I do in my Work Placement?

A work placement at the Egypt Centre is ideal for those hoping to enter a heritage career, are interested in history, or simply want to get some practical work experience working with lots of different people in a customer focused role. The emphasis at the Egypt Centre is to experience “real life” in a museum so as a work experience placement at the Egypt Centre, you will be a “Gallery Assistant“. While you are here, you will be given a booklet to complete, this will help you gain independent research skills, and give you practical knowledge of ancient Egypt and our collection. You will learn how to supervise galleries and the basics of practical preventative conservation. You will learn how to deliver some of our activities to visitors, and you will be expected to talk and interact with visitors to give them a good visitor experience while at the Egypt Centre. 


When can I do my work Placement?

Placements are for a minimum of 1 week, but can range from 1 week to 1 month for those under 18. They are available any time of the year, and we have multiple start dates each month.  Please be aware that we can only accept a limited number of under 18 work experience placements at one time, so in busy periods please book early to avoid disappointment. 

 Work experience placements run from Tuesday – Saturday 9.30am-4pm. In order to be accepted onto the work experience placement, you must be able to work everyday, including the Saturday. 


 How do I take part?

Simply fill in the application form below and get your parents and school to sign the consent form and post them back to the Museum Volunteer Manager. YOU NEED TO COMPLETE EVERY SECTION. If you are organising your placement independently of your school, where your school needs to sign, please get your parents to sign on their behalf.  If you are 16 or over, and have finished secondary school, you will need to provide 1 referee, and won’t be able to start until this has been received.

The Museum Volunteer Manager will acknowledge your application form and send you further information.


Under 18 work experience application


If you would like to receive more information on volunteering at the museum, please contact:

Syd Howells
Museum Volunteer Manager
The Egypt Centre
Swansea University
Tel: 01792 606065
E-mail: l.s.j.howells@swansea.ac.uk