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Work Experience

Are you interested in a future career working with the Sea Life team? 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, photography and guest experience departments.

These opportunities are in extremely high demand and, as such, we will be running assessment centres during January 2019 to allocate six, week-long placements.

Please note, placements will be scheduled to take place strictly within the period of 10th June 2019 – 19th July 2019.


To apply for a position and be considered for invitation to a January 2019 assessment centre, please submit the following to us at SLCBirmingham@merlinentertainments.biz:


  •         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. 

Work experience applications for 2019 are now closed. Applications for 2020 will be accepted from 28/10/2019.


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 by 07/01/2019 to confirm attendance to one of our assessment centres in January 2019, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.



Good luck and we hope to see you soon!