Work experience at Rainham Hall

Work experience volunteers learning new gardening skills

Are you interested in a future career in heritage, gardening, or catering? Why not come and gain some hands-on work experience at Rainham Hall? Work experience can be a great opportunity for you to learn about the world of work and develop new and existing skills and knowledge.

" Everyone has been really friendly and welcoming. However, learning about the rich and, to me, previously unknown history of the area I have lived in for the majority of my life is amazing. Without the opportunity that Rainham Hall has given me, I feel that I would have missed out on something truly fascinating"
- Niall

Work experience placements at Rainham Hall run for one week periods at set times of the year on Monday to Fridays during term times only. Please note these are not available to book over weekends or school holidays. Placements are open to young people aged 15-18 years old.

Our 2018 placement dates are:

• 2-6 July 2018
• 8-12 October 2018

The work experience placements you can apply for are as follows:

Work experience across the site in the Hall, Garden, Welcome Space and Stables Café (1 week)
This placement is designed to provide you with a general overview of the workings of a small National Trust property. It is perfect if you are interested in history, heritage, and customer service. You will undertake a range of activities from greeting and welcoming visitors in the welcome space and Hall, to carrying out tasks in the garden and Cafe. (2-6 July and 8-12 October)

Work experience in the Community Garden (1 week)

If you have an interest in gardening then this opportunity is for you. You’ll spend your placement working in the community garden to ensure that it looks fantastic and inviting. You will participate in a variety of tasks; from planting bulbs to mowing the lawn. By getting involved you could learn new gardening techniques and develop your skills. (8-12 October only)

How to apply

We will be accepting applications from 10 January 2018. To apply for one of our opportunities, please use the links below ensuring you select the correct date option:

Work experience – Volunteering across the site (1 week) – 2 -6 July

Work experience – Volunteering across the site (1 week) - 8-12 October

Work experience – Volunteering in the garden (1 week) - 8-12 October

It’s important to us to offer a great work experience opportunity and we therefore focus on quality, not quantity. Due to the high number of applications and capacity within all departments, placements are limited. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. For any questions about work experience at Rainham Hall, please email our Volunteering & Community Involvement Officer: sally.parker@nationaltrust.org.uk