This virtual work experience programme will help lay the foundations as students explore the rail industry and the wide variety of roles within it.
Springpod and Routes Into Rail have partnered up to provide students aged 15+ with a fantastic virtual work experience programme.
What to expect
This programme will introduce students to the rail industry - from driving and engineering to data analytics and sustainability management.
Students will discover roles you may not have considered and the various ways to enter them.
They will complete a series of quizzes and activities to help build their understanding of the industry, finishing the programme with a downloadable certificate.
This is a free virtual programme, open for self study between 7 August and 31 December 2023, with a commitment of around 7 hours to receive a certificate of completion.
Application deadline is 31 December.
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
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:
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:
Aiming high - the ability to set clear, tangible goals and devise a robust route to achieving them.
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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