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Technology work experience

Building software. Data science. AI. Experience the tech jobs of tomorrow with this virtual work experience.

Technology work experience

This technology virtual work experience programme will give young people a great idea of how to make a name for themselves in the tech world, from web development and design to computer science, the programme will uncover a load of careers to suit a whole range of personalities.

Students will be able to speak to the pros, from software engineers to Heads of IT, who will explain how they got into the industry and share some top tips. There's quizzes and activities along the way so participants are bound to find an area of tech that suits them!

  • Programme dates: 14 to 25 February
  • Application deadline: 9 February
  • Free
  • Takes approximately 10 hours to complete
  • 3 live webinars
  • Self-paced
  • Students will receive a certificate of completion

Learning outcomes

  • Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects

  • Improve attainment and progress 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

    • Computing

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:

  • Learning from career and labour market information
  • 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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