Work experience

ENO offers work experience opportunities for secondary school age students.


Work Placement Scheme

English National Opera would also like to assist those who would like to gain an insight into the world of opera who are over 18. This Work Placement Scheme would be suitable for students who are looking to complete a sandwich-year placement for their University degree or want to gain a week’s experience in-between their studies.

To apply for our placement scheme please send your CV and Cover Letter to

Work Experience Scheme

At English National Opera we wish to support young people to develop their understanding of the work that goes behind creating an opera. We hope to inspire and nurture creativity in our work experience placements and give them an insight into the arts sector.

We currently offer placements of up to five days and aim to place you in a variety of departments to gain a wide picture of the hard work that goes behind putting on an opera in the West End. This work experience scheme is aimed at school students between the ages of 14-18 years old; who are passionate about the creative arts industry.

If you are interested in applying for work experience, please fill out the application form below. Due to the seasonal nature of the organisation, certain times of year are more suitable than others to provide the best experience for candidates. We regret that due to the high volume of applications we are unable to contact unsuccessful candidates.

If you have any questions regarding our work experience scheme please contact for more information.

Work Experience application form

  • Personal Details

  • Work Experience

  • Leave blank if no date preference.
  • In no more than 250 words please tell us why you wish to carry out work experience at ENO and what you think you can bring to the ENO team?
  • Parental Consent/ Emergency contact