Work experience placements at The University of Manchester

We receive requests from teachers, advisers, students and pupils about work experience placements at The University of Manchester. Here’s how you can find out about the opportunities available.

Placements for pre-16 students

Year 10 work experience in Biology, Medicine, and Health

The Year 10 Biology, Medicine and Health work experience week that was scheduled for June 2020, unfortunately, couldn't take place.

Steps are being taken to potentially provide alternative activities for both Year 10 and 11 students when this is possible. We continue to monitor the situation as it develops and provide updates to this page when we know more.

Email: if you would like to be added to our distribution list for further updates. 

Placements at The University of Manchester Library

The University of Manchester Library offers a number of unpaid work experience placements throughout the year, giving students an insight into working at a very busy academic library. These include placements for Year 10 students, post-16 students and students studying library-based programmes. 

Other placement opportunities

The Nuffield Foundation

The University also strongly supports the Nuffield Foundation and hosts a large number of students for Research Placements in Science each year over the summer holidays. Applications for these placements should be submitted via the Nuffield Foundation website directly.

The Greater Manchester NHS Careers and Engagement Hub

The Greater Manchester NHS Careers and Engagement Hub is an initiative aimed at improving the information and support available to people who are looking for careers opportunities in the NHS throughout the region.

The Hub can help young people with volunteering and work experience opportunities in the local NHS. 


The WorkFinder app enables young people aged 16 to 24 to find work experience opportunities in their local area in a quick and easy way.

The app is free to download and allows young people to define the kinds of roles they're interested in and the opportunities available with companies in their area. Opportunities include taster sessions, job shadowing and longer placements in companies.