Work Placements

Work placements

We may be able to offer placements for high school students, usually 16 to 18-year-olds, throughout the year. This is a great opportunity for students with a keen interest in the environmental and third sectors.

To apply

If you are a student wishing to apply for a work placement, please email your CV to us with the subject ‘Work Placement Request’. In your covering email explain your interest in working with Changeworks.

We will then identify potential placement dates and, if necessary, ask students to come in and speak to us about the placement opportunities. This approach ensures a good match between students’ needs and work placement availability and providing a valuable, practical experience.

A work placement can last up to one working week, Monday to Friday, based at our Edinburgh office (and perhaps our Inverness office depending on availability).

Examples of what is available would be shadowing some or all of the following:

  • Shadowing our technical team on renewables home visits
  • An energy advisor, listening to customer calls coming into our advice centre
  • An event, such as a food waste training workshop.


Thanks for your interest in Changeworks!