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Work experience



The Department of Chemistry offers a limited number of week-long work experience placements throughout the month of July. This opportunity is aimed at students in years 7 - 11 who want to gain experience of working in a research environment.

Due to the impacts of Covid-19, we will not be offering any work experience this summer. We would like to apologise to anyone that had intentions of joining us this summer. We will be hosting work experience for summer 2023 and applications will be open from January 2023. In the meantime, we wish everyone good luck with their summer placements, and we look forward to summer 2023!

Work experience contact

Dr Helen Coulshed & Dr David Pugh

How to apply

Please note:

- Students who attend fee-paying schools are ineligible

- Preference will be given to students who have not yet undertaken a lab based work experience or summer school

- Applications are open to students from all geographical areas, not just those within London

- You must be available for all five days of the Work Experience

- Applications will be dealt with a 'first come, first served' basis, which means applications may close early if all places are filled. There will be places available on a waiting list.

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'I am really delighted that you let me have an experience of a lifetime. I learnt many things as the days went by and met many doctors and professors who all told me their backstory, what they did for A levels, and which university they went to...I really want to do this work experience again and would be delighted to do another one at King's College London when I reach Year 10.'


The work experience helped me greatly as I know now that I definitely want to study Chemistry at university. I really enjoyed my time at King's, the ability to work in a really positive atmosphere and having the chance to meet and talk to new and amazing people. I only wish the work experience was longer!'






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