With very limited opportunities for students to be able to gain valuable work experience in the current climate a number of organisations are now offering virtual work experience. Opportunities we have shared with our students already include VWEx in the music and arts industry, construction, broadcasting and financial services. Also big house names like Tesco and Spotify. Great Western Hospital have hosted several ‘ask a question’ sessions and Norland Nannies have offered free courses to students too.

Details of current opportunities we are aware of:

February Half Term

Please check out these fantastic work experience opportunities open to our students during the February half term.  This sort of experience is invaluable and enables them to update their CV with the skills and experiences learned.  Places are limited, so if they are interested they should sign up as soon as possible.

An insight into Tourism with Visit Britain/Visit England

Learn more about Visit Britain/Visit England and how they work to build Britain’s tourism product and develop the visitor economy.  Click on the dates for more information.

Insight Days: 15th February or 19th February

  • Eligibility: 14+
  • Application Deadline: 15thJan – 19th Jan

Three Day Placement:  16th-18th February

  • 10:00-15:00
  • Eligibility: 16+
  • Application Deadline: 17th Jan

Devan`s House – Property Services (Morgan Sindall)

We are looking for enthusiastic students who are keen to work as part of a team to design, plan and create a space for a person with disabilities and mobility issues

  • 15th-19thFebruary
  • 09:00-15:30
  • Eligibility: 14+
  • Application Deadline: 29thJan

Insights into Infrastructure and the Built Environment – SCS Railways
For 5 interactive days we will offer you the opportunity to jump on board and fast track your experience to understand more about Europe`s largest infrastructure project in 100 years!

  • 15th-19thFebruary
  • 10:00-16:00
  • Eligibility: 15+
  • Application Deadline: 15th January

Your Army – a compelling live-hosted video presentation about the Army

What is the Army? What does it do, and how does it work? What skills and activities does it offer. What is life as a soldier like? And how does the Army contribute to society? Join our Your Army session, and you`ll find out.

  • 2 available Dates:
  • Time: 10:30 – 12:30
  • Eligibility: 14+
  • Application Deadline: 29thJan & 1st Feb

Airbus’ ‘Aerospace Virtual Work Experience’

Airbus’ Aerospace Virtual Work Experience is for Year 10 – 13 students. It involves around 10 hours of activities that students can complete at a time that suits them – meaning they don’t have to take time away from school. The free virtual work experience lasts for one week and would involve students (virtually) meeting a variety of team members working in areas anywhere from space to civil aviation. They will learn about sustainability and manufacturing and complete work and assignments to get an understanding of what life at Airbus is like. Students will receive a certificate directly from Airbus themselves, which is something they can use in both their CVs and personal statements.

This is a great opportunity for students and places are limited, so if they are interested they need to apply via the link as soon as possible!