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Provide Work Experience

At Arts Emergency, we team up with organisations and freelancers to provide essential work experience placements for our young people.

We’ll be accepting offers for our 2023 summer work placement programme in early 2023. If you complete the interest form below we'll email you to let you know when applications are open.

If you are a current mentor and would like to provide a work experience place to your mentee, please head over to the mentor report form and complete a Work Experience Placement Proposal.


How do placements work with Arts Emergency?

  • We generally recruit for work experience placement providers at the start of the year. We’re especially looking for folks in London, Brighton, Manchester, Merseyside, and the Midlands.

  • Work experience tends to run for at least 5 and up to 10 working days. If you want to support a young person for longer than five days, they must be paid at the Living Wage for your area​. This includes placements for under 18s.

  • Placements can be online, on-site, or hybrid (a mixture of the two). We have conditions in place depending on whether you are an organisation or a freelancer.

  • Unless the placement is paid, we expect organisations to provide up to £15 in expenses for each day. This amount covers lunch and travel for a young person.


How do I offer a work placement?

If you would like to host a placement, please fill out the form below. If you have further questions, please ensure that you’ve checked out our FAQ page and download our Work Experience Guidance Pack.

If you’d like to provide something that fits outside of our work experience model/is longer than 10 days, please get in touch with community@arts-emergency.org

Important documents you’ll need:

Sign up to get notified when applications open!

Work Experience 2023 - Org Interest Form

Contact Details


Freelancers, sole-traders and organisations can offer online placements. Only organisations with an office can offer on-site or hybrid (a mix of online and onsite) placements.
Data Protection
The information collected in this form will be used solely for the purpose of organising opportunities for our young people. It will only be shared in the context of giving young people, mentors and guardians information relevant to any activities, visits or placements that are confirmed, and we will always involve you in that process. You can read our full Privacy Policy on our website.
If you have any issues using this form please contact us at tech@arts-emergency.org