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 with employers really looks like through our immersive work experience programme.
Please encourage your students to apply as soon as possible to have the best chance of success.
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.
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:
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.
Inspiring young people with a series of career-focused discussions on the technology industry.
Request a virtual 1-2-1 career talk with a professional from an engineering or construction company.