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Work Experience

A work experience student being shown the ropes

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We receive numerous requests from both school children and university students wishing to gain valuable experience with us.

We run a work experience programme with local schools in Hounslow and Richmond that are members of the RFU Education Partnership and priority is always given to students from these schools. 

Whilst we do provide a limited number of placements during the academic year, our policy is to work closely with local schools that form part of the RFU Education Partnership and endeavour to fulfil their needs.

The RFU Education Partnership is part of the RFU’s wider community relations programme and provides real benefit for schools in the local Twickenham community. The partnership involves 19 primary and 5 senior schools from the Boroughs of Richmond upon Thames and Hounslow.

  • Senior Schools in the RFU Education Partnership:
  • Orleans Park School (comprehensive 11-16)
  • Waldegrave School for Girls (comprehensive 11-16)
  • Twickenham Academy (comprehensive 11-16)
  • The Heathland School (comprehensive 11-16)
  • Gumley House RC Convent School (comprehensive 11-16)

For pupils who do not attend the aforementioned schools, you may wish to contact your local professional club or alternatively get in touch with your local community rugby club. To find your nearest club type your post code into the club finder box at the top of this page and use the contact information provided.

Successful applicants are invited to meet with a member of our HR team to discuss their reasons for requesting a placement with the RFU; what their expectations are; any particular areas of interest; what subjects they are studying and their future career aspirations. 

For enquiries about work experience opportunities at the RFU please contact us either by telephone on: (020) 8831 6758 or via email at


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