STUDENT WORK PLACEMENTS AND ASSIGNMENTS
PLEASE NOTE - All of our work experience placements for the 2017 calendar year are now full, however we are now taking expressions of interest for 2018.
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 Aquarists' 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.
ANIMAL SCIENCE STUDENTS
For students over 18, who have left school/college and are currently studying marine biology, veterinary science, animal management and similar. These students may be eligible to spend a week within our Aquarist department. All places for 2016 and 2017 are full, and we are now taking expressions of interest for 2018. 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.
Head of Education