Age: 14-20

Duration: 1

Industry: Government/Civil Service

Application deadline: 14/04/2023

Dates: 28/04/2023 – 28/04/2023

Timings: 14:00 – 15:00

From Henry the 8th’s will to RAF combat reports! This opportunity will give you a unique insight into working at the National Archives. This will provide insight into the fully immersive work experience program within the document services operations team and offer tips and hints for anyone interested in working within the sector in future! A question to start….if you could travel back in time through history, what period would you visit and why?!

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Personality: How would your family and friends describe you?

More about what we do:

The National Archives looks after the UK government’s documents. It holds records dating back nearly 1,000 years from the time of William the Conqueror’s Domesday Book to the present day. Some very famous documents created by some of the most important and significant people in the past are kept here, including Shakespeare’s will, Guy Fawkes’ signed confession and the 1225 version of Magna Carta. The range of documents includes letters, reports, newspapers, photographs, maps, posters and even a mummified rat.

About Speakers for Schools (The National Archives)

Having access to leading figures disrupts this pattern and allows state school students to engage with influential people who can share inspiration on pursuing their ambitions and broaden their horizons. That’s why we specifically reach state schools, academies and colleges that have students affected by area deprivation, disadvantage and lack of networks. We’re here to connect the dots and shake up the current system to change the status quo. Our aspirational engagements, put young people in touch with the very best, to spark their ambitions and the belief in what is possible for the future. Speakers for Schools brings together eminent figures of today, from FTSE 100s and arts leaders to CEOs and tenured professors, creating a dynamic network of thousands of school talks and esteemed work experience placements – all for free. So far, we have reached over 1,000,000 students nationwide through our school talks and work experience programme. Speakers for Schools facilitates over 2,500 engagements and placements a year, having reached over a third of all secondary schools and colleges across the UK. Founded by Robert Peston and chaired by Andrew Law with a board of trustees, it is funded by the Law Family Charitable Foundation.