We're thrilled to announce the re-launch of our Work Experience for Schools programme for 2023. 

For more than 10 years, Cheltenham Festivals has offered work experience for students. And now we're excited to be re-opening our doors once again to students in Year 10 and Year 12.

Students will get an exclusive, behind-the-scenes peek at how Festivals and our year-round participatory events are put together, as well as spending 1:1 time with each department and completing a mixture of creative and administrative tasks. Take a look at our information pack to find out more about this year's Work Experience for Schools programme.

“It was everything I had expected times a million. It was the best week I have had in months - so many new things learnt and done. The people of Cheltenham Festivals were so warm, welcoming and lovely – this week was incredible.”

Previous Work Experience Student

Work experience is available for students who are Year 10 and Year 12 during the time the work experience takes place. 

Our work experience is for somebody who is flexible, conscientious, and friendly, with a demonstrable interest in arts, culture & STEM. Work Experience for Schools lasts one week with flexible dates to suit your school.

Applications for the 2022/23 academic year are now open and close on Friday 31 March 2023.