Work Experience at Attingham

Volunteer gardeners planting, tending and harvesting Walled Garden produce that is used in the tea-room and sold in the shop

Attingham offers valuable work experience placements for students aged 14 years and over and you'll find more information about work experience on this page. We also provide three start dates for Duke of Edinburgh Award volunteering programmes during the year. With opportunities outside and in, we'll be sure to find the right opportunity for you.

Work experience - secondary school

Attingham Park provides valuable and varied week-long work experience placements for students aged 14 – 16 years old.

During the standard week long placement students will gain an overview of what it’s like to work in different areas for the National Trust at Attingham Park. The week long placement will include experience within retail, the outdoors, catering, learning, events, the Mansion, and Visitor Reception (dates dependent).

These work experience placements are available at set times throughout the year to coincide with the main local school organised work experience weeks.

2020 placement application details and links to apply can be found below

Once applications are open please apply for a 2020 placement on the link that will be next to the weeks below, we will then be in touch with further information before confirming your placement. Please note submitting an application does not guarantee a placement with us as we have limited places available, we will confirm if you have a place with us by email. 

For students particularly interested in work experience with the Mansion or the Outdoors Teams we are able to offer specific placements in these areas during the following weeks.


Outdoors Team


Work experience - higher education

We are pleased to offer individual placements for higher education students. These can be week long, for a set time period, or part time for a number of weeks. Depending upon the area/department students are interested in we take enquiries on a case by case basis (occasionally we are unable to accommodate specific requests).

Please email us to enquire about a placement, here.


Duke of Edinburgh Award volunteering

We have three start dates for our 12 week Duke of Edinburgh placements during the year for students aged 14 years and over.  These are with either our Visitor Reception, Retail or Visitor Experience teams. Places are limited and can be applied for here.