Work experience

Volunteers from the Prince's Trust working in the grounds of Tyntesfield, North Somerset
Gain some valuable work experience with the National Trust National Trust Images / David Levenson

We offer fun, challenging, unusual and interesting work experience opportunities at some of our places. They can be a great opportunity for you to learn about the world of work. It’s important to us to offer a great work experience opportunity. We focus on quality, not quantity, so we can’t guarantee a place for everyone.


We have hundreds of amazing indoor and outdoor places across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Not all of our places area able to offer work experience, but see which ones you would like to experience and those you can travel too easily.

Type of work

When applying for work experience think about the skills and knowledge you want to develop. We have a wide range of skills and roles helping us deliver our work, from indoor to outdoor, visitor facing to administration.
There are some legal restrictions on what you are allowed to do, but you may be able to observe others carrying out that work.

How to apply for work experience

Please complete the enquiry form as fully as you can, and email it to We will do what we can to find you a placement, but cannot guarantee that something suitable will be available. We aim to come back to you within 21 days to let you know if we can find a placement for you.

Work experience enquiry form 

If you're interested in work experience opportunities at one of our places, please download and complete this form.