Internships, Work Experience and Youth Boards
Compton Verney is invested in creating opportunities which nurture and inspire the next generation. We also welcome those who are re-training or looking to make a career change.
We welcome applications for work experience from people who are interested in developing their skills for working in the creative industries, particularly the museum, gallery, and environmental science professions. The number of placements offered throughout the year is dependent on the nature of the programme. We consider all applications on a case-by-case basis.
Please read and explore the current opportunities below.
Placements for GCSE, A Level, FE and HE students
Work experience placements aim to offer young people an insight into all departments within the Gallery to gain a broad and holistic understanding of the gallery’s staff, audiences and activities. Work experience students will spend most of their time in the Learning and Engagement department, assisting the Learning team and artist educators to facilitate workshops for school groups, families and events for the community. Dependent on the programme, students may have the opportunity to spend a little time with staff in other departments including Events, Marketing, Exhibitions, Front of House (retail, sales, membership & gallery invigilating) and Grounds.
We receive many requests for work experience therefore preference will be given to students studying an art, design or creative subject or a course in Education, Events or Horticulture. We consider all requests on a case-by-case basis and will always try to accommodate students as our programme permits. We are unable to accommodate all requests.
Applications should be submitted at least three months in advance of the dates being requested. A decision can be expected within one month of applying. All applicants will receive a reply via email once a decision has been made.
To request an application form please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Board Training
Details coming soon.
Compton Verney works in partnership with Think Forward, Solihull College & University Centre, Stratford-upon-Avon College and Warwickshire County Council to deliver a high-quality Supported Internship programme.
The Supported Internships are structured study programmes based primarily at the place of work, like Compton Verney. They are designed to enable young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to achieve sustainable, paid employment by equipping them with the skills they need for work through learning in the workplace.
At Compton Verney, roles available are varied and include working in the grounds, retail, catering, and learning departments. Each young person will have access to a job coach who is fully trained to support on the job training as well as deal with any concerns the employer or young person may have.
*For more information please visit the college website here https://www.stratford.ac.uk/demographic/16-to-19/category/foundation-learning/course/supported-internships/
Or please contact Sallie Partridge: Sallie.Partridge@solihull.ac.uk
We have created a career development programme for students who are looking to gain hands on experience working in the creative sector and event management. Through this exciting 12-month, paid placement, students will work closely with the Compton Verney’s Creative Team on the After-Hours programme. They will learn how to produce and run large-scale live events in a gallery and outdoor heritage setting. And they have opportunity to help shape the programme of activities and artists who will participate in the After-Hour’s events.
The placements are currently full. This programme will run from January to December 2023. And has generously been supported by Art Fund.