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Construction Collaborative Virtual Work Experience

Help your students learn how top UK construction companies operate with Amey, Balfour Beatty, Wates & Wilmott Dixon.

Construction Collaborative Virtual Work Experience

We have added more exclusive virtual work experience opportunities on the Experience portal that will help your students gain a sense of how companies work, the skills they require and how to develop a plan of action for their careers.

Uncover what a career really looks like through our immersive work experience programme with 450 more employers.

Please encourage your students to apply as soon as possible to have the best chance of success.


Minimum of 1 and maximum of 50 participants.

Dates and Location

Speakers for Schools runs multiple placements with different participant numbers ranging from 30 to 100 students for employers throughout the academic year at locations all over the UK. Due to Covid -19 restrictions, all placements are virtual in 2021.


2 to 5 days.

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

    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Computing
    • Design and Technology
    • Engineering
    • Maths
    • Biotechnology
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Design/Art/Fashion
    • Electronics/Robotics/Programming
    • Energy/Environment
    • Entertainment
    • General Engineering
    • Humanitarian Aid
    • Materials/Products/Manufacturing
    • Mechanical Engineering/Systems/Processes
    • Medicine/Healthcare
    • Space/Aerospace Engineering
    • Structures/Construction/Civil 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:

  • Encounters with employers and employees
  • Experiences of workplaces

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.

  • Speaking - the oral transmission of information or ideas.

  • Teamwork - working cooperatively with others towards achieving a shared goal.

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