Work experience is a valuable use of your time at weekends or in holidays. It helps you get an idea as to whether a particular job or career is right for you and see if it lives up to your expectations.
There are a variety of places that you can start to find out about work experience and complete virtual work experience. Some of the providers you can look into are listed below.
Following the pandemic, demand for Virtual Work Experience has grown substantially and we are proud to be the only non-profit organisation operating at this scale to offer free UK-wide work experience.
SpringpodWe partner with outstanding universities and employers to create interactive, experiential learning programmes which empower the next generation and enable them to take their future into their own hands by giving them equal access to opportunity.
InvestINIndustry-leading professionals design every one of our experiences, guiding students through authentic career simulations, interactive activities, inspiring site visits, personalised career guidance and networking opportunities.
Alison CoursesAlison is one of the world’s largest free learning platforms for education and skills training. It is a for-profit social enterprise dedicated to making it possible for anyone, to study anything, anywhere, at any time, for free online, at any subject level. Through our mission we are a catalyst for positive social change, creating opportunity, prosperity, and equality for everyone.
Nuffield FoundationNuffield Research Placements are funded by the Nuffield Foundation and delivered by STEM Learning. They are engaging, hands-on research projects, where students have the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution towards the work of a host organisation. They are a fantastic opportunity for students to apply skills and knowledge learned at school and work alongside researchers and industry professionals.