Work experience is an excellent way to find out what careers you are interested in and improve your employment prospects by gaining experience and demonstrating commitment to a career.
Currently, the Society is not offering work experience placements for 2023 either for school students (age 11 to 18) or geography students at university.
Please visit our directory of geographical work experience opportunities for ideas and see placements from a range of organisations. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide individual guidance to students or parents.
Browse work experience opportunities
Generally, areas you might like to consider for geographical work experience include:
Environmental consultancy companies
Charities and NGOs
Environmental education organisations
Planning and urban development
Energy and resource management
For more information on starting your career with geography, see:
Career advice for students – including advice and finding work experience and making the most of work experience
Geographer career profiles – these demonstrate the paths geographers have taken in their careers, so browse for ideas for your own career and advice on how to get started.
Career skills webinar and general career resources – helping you understand workplace skills and how to build them.
Our Finding jobs in geography page with links to a wide range of online tools and job sites
Discover the range of careers and jobs available if you choose geography.
Studying geography opens up a wide range of careers. Find out more about the types of jobs and career paths that geographers can enjoy.
Apprenticeships are a great way to develop practical skills and can lead to a wide range of careers in geography.
Resources, advice and support for career development.
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