STUDENT WORK PLACEMENTS AND ASSIGNMENTS
PLEASE NOTE - All of our work experience placements for 2017 are now full. Details about future dates are below.
We offer one week placements within term-time in the attraction and all year round with the aquarists. The Deep receives many enquiries from students regarding work experience and most placements are booked at least 6 months in advance. Students may spend one week in one of the following areas:
The Deep – working in 6 departments within the building, with a 30 minute tour of the aquarist’s quarantine area. Suitable for those aged 15 and over.
The Deep – a week with the aquarists only (over 18 years old and studying a marine related course)
The Deep’s education department – for those over 16 considering a teaching career or for those currently studying to become a teacher and are looking for ‘Learning outside the classroom’ experience.
THE DEEP ATTRACTION
This work placement is suitable for students in year 10 and over. During the placement students will spend time in the gift shop, reception, cafe, education department welcoming school groups, guiding within the exhibition, the offices and will have the opportunity to be shown behind-the-scenes of our husbandry department.
During the academic year 2016/2017 there is little availability, with many students having reserved a week for their experience well in advance.
ANIMAL SCIENCE STUDENTS
For students over 18, who have left school/college and are studying or planning to study marine biology, veterinary science, animal management and similar. These students may be eligible to spend a week within our aquarist department. Please email us for more information.
An annual risk assessment is carried out on behalf of schools by the Humber Education Business Partnership and they have ruled out a list of 'no go' activities within The Deep for all students aged 18 or under including working with the aquarists 'wet side’. We regret that individual risk assessments by individual schools and colleges is not allowed.
A generic student pack is available, covering many aspects of the running and management of The Deep including a small amount of financial information. There is a marketing strategy included in the pack, plus information about the animals and their husbandry. Unfortunately no further information is available outside the pack contents. If you would like a copy emailing to you please email us.
SCIENCE IN THE WORKPLACE
The Deep produces an education pack for upper secondary school teachers and pupils who are teaching/studying AS and A Level Science. The unit studied is called 'Investigating science at work'. A taught classroom session on this unit is available at The Deep including a visit to the exhibition and a behind-the-scenes tour of the plant room where the water treatment process is discussed. Please email us for more information.
For further information about working with animals, or for opportunities in the travel and tourism industry please check out the following websites which will assist with career information, further education and jobs.
We are now taking expressions of interest for the 2017/18 academic year, and currently have the following dates available:
29 January - 2 February
30 April - 4 May
To enquire about our placements further, please contact:
Head of Education