Work Experience

Are you interested in a future career working with marine life? Why not come and gain some hands on experience at the National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham!

Life at the aquarium is busy, ever changing and totally unpredictable. We can never guarantee what you will be doing on you work placement, however we will endeavour to give you as broad and interesting an experience as possible.

We are pleased to offer work experience placements to GCSE students within our commercial and guest experience departments.

These opportunities are in extremely high demand and, as such, we will be running assessment centres in the first weeks of December 2017 to allocate five, week-long placements.

Please note, placements will be scheduled to take place strictly within the period of 26th June-28th July 2018.


To apply for a position and be considered for invitation to a November assessment centre, please submit the following to us at


  •         A covering letter detailing why you would like to be considered for one of our placements
  •         A scanned letter on letter-headed paper from your school, confirming they are happy for you to be considered and including contact details for your teacher. 

 Applications for placements for 2018 must be received by 28/11/2017. Any applications received after this date may not be processed 

Please note: due to the high number of applicants we receive, we may be unable to respond to all emails. If you do not hear back within 10 working days, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.


Good luck and we hope to see you soon!