Work Experience

The Creative Dimension are pleased to offer the following unique and exciting work experience opportunities to young people aged 16 and over.

We strongly adivse you submit your applications early, as places are limited and are in high demand.

How to Apply

Please complete the online application form. You will be asked to upload a CV and covering letter explaining why a career in the relevant sector could be right for you.

Applicants must be able to make their own way to and from the venue throughout their placement. Applicants must commit to completing the work experience in full. Applicants who drop out last minute or miss days are denying others a special opportunity, and therefore will be not be permitted to participate in further Creative Dimension Trust offerings.

Applications are assessed by the Trust on an individual basis. Due to the volume of interest, we are unfortunately unable to give individual feedback on rejections.


Assistant for an International Art Project

Status: Fully-Subscribed

Puppet BeeTwo assistants are needed for 1-2 days to help with The Embroiderers project – this is an exciting collaboration between Sian Kidd and international artist Louis Masai. They are working to create two large scale, patchwork bee puppets. These puppets will be part of a walkabout performance featuring two stilt walkers wearing contemporary bee keeper outfits, embroidered with British wildflowers created by costume maker Annelies Henny  The performers will be accompanied by a specially commissioned musical score featuring music by Samaia, a three part polyphonic harmony group.

The project will use sustainable and recycled materials and it aims to bring about more awareness of the importance of bees and insects to our eco systems, particularly in a time of climate emergency.  Bees stitch the ecosystem together, and we need to take more responsibility for our impact on them and the wider world, this piece is a statement on that relationship. It will be performed at festivals and private events, potentially including art shows around the world.

Two assistants are needed for 1-2 days to help with the textile aspect of the bee puppets, and the creation of the wings. You will join Sian Kidd at her studio in Seven Sisters. You will be able to use images of the puppets in your portfolios, and on successful completion Sian will be happy to provide you with a reference. You may also have the chance to work on future projects too!

Students with existing sewing skills are a bonus but not essential because you will be shown exactly what to do!


Conservation and Craft Work Experience in the Royal Household

Status: Apply Now

The following programme is for students aged 18 to 21 years who are interested in pursuing a career in conservation and craft.

An apprentice-style work experience, working alongside the conservation and craft team on a typical project in either the Upholstery, Soft Furnishing, Furniture or Gilding workshops. Learn about the processes involved in your chosen workshop and ways in which you can further explore a career in conservation and craft.

There is not a set date for this work experience. If you are put forward for this, then a mutual date would be agreed depending on the availability of the members of staff.   The typical working day is 8am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday with an hour lunch break. Lunch will be provided. Based in the Home Park at Windsor Castle.

If shortlisted, you will be asked to attend an interview.


Allies and Morrison

Status: Apply now for January 2020 onward

Allies and Morrison is an architecture and urban planning practice based in London, Cambridge and Dublin.  They have completed projects throughout the UK and overseas, and are currently working on projects in the Middle East and in North America.

The work of the practice ranges from architecture, interior design and conservation to planning, consultation and research. Find out more about Allies and Morrison.


Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

Status: Applications are currently OPEN.

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM) makes buildings that are satisfying and enjoyable to use, beautiful to look at and easy to understand.  They believe in making places as well as buildings, that work over time and have lasting qualities intrinsic to their architecture. Find out more about Allford Hall Monaghan Morris.

Please note that, due to the high demand,  if you intend to apply for a summer placement you will need to submit your application no later than January. For example, if you are looking for a placement during the summer of 2020 you should aim to to apply by January 2020.

Camden Costumes

Status: Apply now for January 2020 onward

Camden Costumes is a team of very skilled and experienced costume makers who make  men’s, women’s and children’s costumes to order for stage and screen. The team have worked on a range of projects,  including international operas and critically acclaimed television dramas.


Grimshaw Architects

Status: Apply now for September 2019 onward

Successful applicants will spend a week with Grimshaw Architects in London, where they will work on a specific brief which will help them gain an understanding of the various stages of the design process. For additional information, please see Grimshaw Architects Work Experience.


Painting Conservation with Julia Nagle Conservation Ltd

Status: Apply now for January 2020 onward

The following opportunity is for students aged 16 to 21 years who are interested in pursuing a career in Painting conservation.

An apprentice-style work experience, based within Julia Nagle’s studio, a Fellow of the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic works.  Julia is an experienced conservator who has worked at Tate, English Heritage and UCL, in addition to ten years at the Hamilton Kerr Institute at Cambridge University. She opened her own studio in 2009, one of the few in London recognised for its specialist expertise in modern and contemporary conservation.

The work experience is a week long .  The working day is 9.30am to 5:30pm, Monday to Friday with an hour lunch break. The venue will be London based, location and dates to be confirmed.


Puppet Making with Sian Kidd

Status: Apply now for January 2020 onward

Sian Kidd is an established puppeteer whose expertise range from puppet making and direction through to creative consultancy and arts education.She has performed for television and music videos as well as working with many notable theatre companies across the UK and abroad.