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Technology work experience

Kickstart a career in technology today. Students will gain the skills and insight they’ll need by completing this technology virtual work experience!

Technology work experience

The technology industry is one of the most exciting fields to work in, due to its fast-paced and constantly evolving nature. So pursuing a career within the industry can open a lot of doors and lead to roles such as Chief Technical Officer, Software Developer and Data Scientist.

That’s why this virtual work experience programme will leave no stone unturned. From introducing students to coding to looking at the top figures in the tech space and their journey, this programme will cover a whole range of crucial topics and skills that students will need during their career.

Students will 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, students will receive a certificate to add to their CV and/or personal statement.


Minimum of 1 participant, no maximum.



Dates and location

The programme will take place online from 25 October to 2 November. Students do not need to be available full time during those dates but they do need to be able to complete 10 hours worth of activity over the week.


10 hours work.

Deadline to apply

20 October 2021

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
    • Electronics, robotics and programming

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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