Each year we recruit around 350 summer staff to help our front-of-house teams create a memorable experience for millions of visitors from all over the world. We look for warm and enthusiastic people with a passion for excellent customer service.
To find out more about the roles we offer, please visit the following pages:
Frequently asked questions
Applications for summer vacancies are typically open between mid-December and late January.
If the summer vacancies are not open for applications, please register for job alerts on the British Monarchy website and you will receive an email when we start taking applications.
We only accept applications submitted using our online application form. CVs emailed to us will not be considered.
Apply for a summer job by clicking 'Apply Now' on the specific vacancy's information page on our recruitment website.
Please note that we are unable to accept applications from individuals who do not have the right to work in the UK.
We strongly advise that you only submit an application for one of our summer vacancies, as this will help to ensure the effective processing of your application.
Please read the job description and carefully consider which role best suits your aims, skills and experience. We will review your application against our criteria and may consider you for another role if we feel this would be appropriate.
The State Rooms at Buckingham Palace are typically open from July until late September and we require full availability from our summer staff during this period. Please note that, for operational reasons, we are unable to accept requests for holidays during this time.
Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse are open all year round. We recruit extra summer staff each year, and these contracts typically run from April until October, but please check the advertisements for specific start dates.
You will be contacted by email once you have submitted your application. Please note that due to the volume of applications that we receive this may take up to one month after the closing date.
You can log in to the communication centre at any time to check the status of your application.
If your application progresses to the assessment centre stage please ensure that you complete your registration details in advance via the email from our visitor registration system. It is important that you carefully note the identification requirements so as not to be refused entry.
You will be required to provide two forms of identification; one from Group A and one from Group B.
Group A (photographic ID):
- UK or EU photo driving licence
- EU identity card
Group B (proof of address):
- Bank Statement (issued within the last 3 months) – a stamped print-out provided by your local branch will be accepted
- Utility bill/council tax statement/pay slip (issued within the last 3 months)
- Driving licence (paper counterpart)
**Please note that you are required to provide proof of the address you submit on your registration form**
You will still be able to attend an assessment centre if you do not have your educational and/or professional certificates. However, please note that you will be required to show these at a later stage, should you be successful.
We invite sixteen candidates at a time to attend an assessment centre, where you will meet members of the team you could be joining.
It is an interactive session, and you will be provided with lots of information about the role and what it is like to work for Royal Collection Trust during the summer.
There will be a short task for you to complete on the day, for which you will not need to prepare. You will then have a one-to-one interview, allowing us to discuss your application in more detail, and during which you can ask us questions.
All candidates who attend an assessment centre will be contacted via email to inform them whether or not they have been successful.
Please note that as we see a high number of candidates at our assessment centres, this may take up to one month after your interview.
HR will contact you if there is any outstanding information that you are required to provide. We would be grateful if you could respond to any correspondence as quickly as possible, so as not to delay the process.
You will receive your contract pack within two months of receiving your offer of employment. Please note that this will be posted to the correspondence address on your application form, unless we are notified otherwise.
You will receive an email about registration and training closer to your start date. We would be grateful if you would carefully take note of the timings and the required documentation, to avoid any delays on registration day.
You will need to bring four separate forms of identification with you. In addition you will also bring photocopies of these documents for us to keep, if you have not already provided them in your returned contract packs:
Two forms of personal identification
- Passport/UK or EU photo driving licence (including the counterpart)/EU identity card
- Birth certificate (original or certified copy) + marriage certificate (if applicable)
Two forms of address confirmation (issued within the last three months)
- Utility bill
- Bank or building society statement (a stamped print out provided by your local branch will be accepted)
- Council tax statement
- Mobile phone bill
- Letter from student loans company
- Letter from HMRC
As well as the four forms of identification from the selection listed above, you may be required to bring the following:
You are only required to bring these if you have not already provided them. You will need to bring along originals of your two most recent education certificates.
You will need to bring your P45 if applicable, unless you have already submitted it.
Visas / Work Permits
You will be required to bring your visa if applicable.