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Engineering Work Experience

Get the skills and insight to kickstart a career in Engineering.

Engineering Work Experience

Kickstart your student's career in engineering today. The engineering industry is one of the most interesting fields in the world, due to its wide-ranging nature. Pursuing a career within the industry can open a lot of doors and lead to roles across numerous areas including Civil, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. That’s why this virtual work experience programme will leave no stone unturned. From structural analysis to data modelling, you’ll cover a whole range of crucial topics and skills that you’ll need during your career.

Students can:

  • gain the skills and insight by completing our virtual work experience programme
  • get a clear understanding of what working in the industry will actually look like
  • complete real work and assignments and interact with industry professionals during live webinar sessions
  • upon completion, receive a certificate to add to their CV and/or personal statement


The work experience involves 10 hours of activity, split across 2 weeks.

Learning outcomes

  • Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects

  • Learning what the engineering workplace is like

  • Develop engineering employability skills

  • Improve awareness and aspirations for STEM-related study and careers

  • Challenge stereotypes by showing the diversity of disciplines, people and skills involved in engineering

Subjects and topics

    • Engineering
    • General Engineering

Gatsby benchmarks

The Gatsby benchmarks are a framework for good careers guidance for schools across all of England and in some areas across the rest of the UK. This experience helps your school to reach the following benchmarks:

  • Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Encounters with employers and employees

Essential skills

The essential skills every young person needs to succeed in education and their future career. Find out more at the Skills Builder Partnership. This experience builds the following skills:

  • Listening - the ability to listen and understand information.

  • Problem Solving - the ability to find a solution to a complex situation or challenge.

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