Placements and work experience

We offer a different types of placements and work experience opportunities for students.

If you'd like more information, email norfrec@norfolk.gov.uk.

Introduction to Archive Research

We hold an Introduction to Archive Research session once a year for students thinking of studying history or a related subject at university. This takes place during the Easter holidays.

The day provides a good understanding of how to:

  • Access a range of archives
  • Use paper and online catalogues
  • Handle documents correctly
  • Include primary sources in coursework and assignments

The day also includes a chance to see a variety of original documents and meet other students.

Places are limited and must be booked in advance. Look out for dates and details our Schools Programme.

Blogging placements

We take placements over the summer holidays which allow students to use our searchroom to carry out research and write a post for the NRO blog.

There's a two-hour training session at the beginning of the holiday period. You're then welcome to carry out your research and write the post in your own time.

Once we've checked your blog post we'll schedule it for the blog. We'll acknowledge you too.

Students have used their posts as evidence of their work experience when applying for various courses.

Work experience for GCSE pupils

We offer one or two work experience placements for GCSE students per year. During these placements we try to incorporate time in the searchroom, the strongrooms, with the conservation team and with education and outreach staff.

The placements take place during the summer term and are a week in length. We announce on our mailing list in the spring if we are offering placements for the following summer. Please subscribe to stay in touch. Alternatively, email us in late March to find out if we are offering placements the following summer.

Work experience for AS/A2 Level students

We offer one or two work experience places for students wanting to gain some experience within an archive before starting university.

We try to incorporate time in the searchroom, the strongrooms, with the conservation team and with education and outreach staff during these placements.

The placements take place during the summer term and are a week in length. We announce on our mailing list in the spring if we are offering placements for the following summer. Please subscribe to stay in touch. Alternatively, email us in late March to find out if we are offering placements the following summer.