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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 8th June 2019 – 17th July 2020


To apply for a position and be considered for invitation to a January 2020 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. 


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 17/01/2020 to confirm attendance to one of our assessment centres, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. Applications received after 20th December 2019 will not be considered.


Good luck and we hope to see you soon!




Unfortunately the centre is temporarily closed until further notice following advice from Public Health England to contain Covid-19.

If you have a current booking in the next 6 weeks, we will contact you directly. Please only contact us if absolutely necessary as this will delay the process otherwise. Thank you for understanding.