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Work Experience Opportunities


Ever thought about joining the Army?  Hear from serving soldiers about what it’s like to learn skills, take on initiative tests, watch demonstrations and take part in military lessons. Explore the latest Army kit and equipment. Ask questions about travelling the world, having everyday adventures, and pushing yourself to do things you never thought possible.

Join our virtual work experience event for your chance to experience first-hand what it’s like to be in the Army.  We'll demonstrate Army fitness standards, talk to you about the science behind rations, show you how to pack a Bergen and share with you many other Military lessons during the session!  You'll also have the chance to speak to serving soldiers about Army life and the many roles available. Available for students from Yr 10 upwards.

Contact us directly for details about the event and to secure your place; 

Young Professionals are putting together a brand new 3-day virtual work experience program for 6th form & Y11 students during the February Half Term. They have teamed up with some of the biggest brands on the planet to deliver an amazing 3-day program to get involved with. 

They have; IBM, HSBC, PwC, Marks & Spencer’s, Vodafone, EY, CGI, Capgemini, bp, GSK and CIMA taking part across the 3 days to deliver workshops and insight sessions. 

Key Details:

  • February Half Term 15th - 18th 
  • 9am - 4pm each day (times may vary) 
  • Open to all Y12 and Y13 students (anyone in year 11 groups who are 16+ are welcome to apply)
  • Online webinars and workshops with group exercises + prizes to stand out students 
  • All sessions will be taking place on Zoom (so a laptop, tablet or phone will be needed) 
  • Everyone that completes the 3 days will receive a certificate and reference for their CV’s 

This work experience program is FREE and places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis (ONLY 200 PLACES).

To book on, students will need to register their interest here.


Springpod are offering Virtual Work Experience Programmes and Insight Days that are free for students and can be completed at times that suit them - receiving a certificate straight from the employer at the end for use in CVs, Personal Statements and future interviews. They all feature live interaction that allow students to ask any burning questions directly to the experts themselves and work/ tasks will also be set and marked upon completion. These are vital to help gain career knowledge and experience.

Take a look at the list of upcoming opportunities for 2021 (many of which will be closing soon!) with top employers such as Vodafone, Nestle, The NHS, Chartered Institute of Marketing and BT, by clicking here.

HSBC Work Experience is now live!

Opportunities across the whole of the UK, in financial services, investment banking, marketing, digital, compliance and HR. 

The Work Experience opportunities will be available through June to August 2021 and will be 1-week long. 

Open to all secondary school or college students in Y10 / S3, Y11 / S4, Y12 / S5  Y13 / S6 & Y14, applications close on 21st February!

Click here to apply!

Purpose and values are important to PwC – and likely to you and your students too. PwC's values define how they do things, and their purpose is why they exist – to build trust in society and solve important problems for their clients, their people, and the communities in which they operate. 

Now more than ever PwC's business is evolving. They offer a variety of programmes for school and college leaver students to start shaping their careers. 

For those interested in work experience

Applications for our Virtual Insight Week will open in the New Year. Sign up to our Talent Network to be the first to hear more.

Explore. Inspire. Reimagine.


The Career Days team have several career days for students to take part in over the coming  weeks, all from the comfort of their own homes. Students can learn all about their chosen    professions in the morning and then take part in work experience in the afternoon.

Every student obtains a personalised certificate they can use in their applications and              interviews to university. 

The courses are designed for students aged 14-18 and all take place online.

The schedule is as follows:

Performing Arts - Saturday January 23rd 2021

Veterinary Medicine - Saturday January 30th 2021

Students just need to visit to enrol on any course.


Summer Internships 2021 
The Ultimate In-Person Work Experience | Ages 12-18 | London 2021

Architecture | Computer Science | Engineering | Entrepreneurship | Investment Banking | Law | Medicine | Psychology 

In the present environment, in-person work experience is crucial yet almost impossible to secure. We have the solution: students can now register for our flagship Summer Internships in London. Up to 10 days of immersive experiences led by top professionals in 9 of the world's most competitive and sought-after industries

Internships are available for ages 12-14 and for 15-18.

Once-in-a-lifetime experiences for your students: 

  • Work alongside doctors in a London hospital 
  • Argue a case before a judge in the Supreme Court 
  • Enter the Airbus ExoMars facility
  • Trade the markets the the London Stock Exchange
  • And much more...
Due to strict social distancing measures, places are HIGHLY limited. 

COVID-19: Our Summer 2020 Internships in London did go ahead, with strict social distancing measures in place. The feedback averaged an outstanding 9.2/10! We are therefore very confident that 2021 will take place as planned. In the unlikely event that an Internship is completely cancelled due to COVID-19, students will receive a refund.

Register Now: Ages 12 - 14


Register Now: Ages 15 - 18

STEM & Medical Sciences Work Experience
Ages 12-18 | 'Live Online' or In-Person at UCL

Supercharge your students' potential today. Hands-on, immersive career experiences now available in 8 STEM-related industries.

Register now for a unique opportunity to work alongside experienced engineers, doctors, psychologists, vets and others this term. Students can choose to attend 'Live Online' before Easter or in-person later in April. Our in-person events have strict COVID measures in place. Please note that there is a cost for these experiences.

Register now 12-14 years       Register now 15-18 years

Spring Term Work Experience - Ages 12-18

Enhance your students' futures today. Our ground-breaking Spring Term career experiences are now available in 20 of the world's most desirable careers.

We are delighted to announce an extensive schedule of immersive career experience programmes for ages 12-18 this term. Your students will: 
  • Work alongside experienced professionals in live simulations, role-plays and seminars
  • Network with senior doctors, engineers, lawyers, psychologists, artists, filmmakers, UN staff, investment bankers and many more
  • Gain life-changing, interactive career experiences to advance their future

Places are highly limited. Please share this email with students and parents so they can register now


Speakers for Schools fully understand that schools are going through a really difficult time right now with the current restrictions. Allowing students the chance to participate in remote virtual work experience placements is a great way in which to engage our young people to ensure they don’t miss out on getting an insight into the world of work and career pathways.

We’ve been working to create some incredible opportunities with brands such as Spotify and the NHS and have some unique placement opportunities coming up that are filling up fast. Some of these are listed below or log in to see the complete range of placements we have to offer.

Apply as soon as possible to give yourself the best chance of securing high quality work experience at a top employer and a boost to your future career aspirations. Employers may make selections before the advertised deadlines. 

Royal Air Force Careers Insight Day - Access All Areas

Eligibility: 15+

2nd March (Deadline 1st Feb)

3rd March (Deadline 2nd Feb)

4th March  (Deadline 3rd Feb)

Time: 10:00 – 15:00

ST EMpowered Working in the Water Industry

Dates: 15th February 2021.

Eligibility: 16 – 19 year old students keen to find out more about a career in management.

Application Deadline: 25th January 2021

·       Virtual Work Experience with a leading Construction/Engineering/Infrastructure/Design Company

Dates: 15th -19th   February 2021.

Eligibility: 14– 19 year olds students interested in Smart Motorways sector & technology

Application Deadline: 29th January 2021

Wates: Insight Into the Construction Industry – International Women’s Day

Date: 8th March 2021.

Eligibility: 14 – 19 female students.

Application Deadline: 8th February 2021

The NDEC Women in Cyber Virtual Work Experience Day

Date: 8th March 2021.

Time: 10-14:00

Eligibility: 14-19 female students interested in cyber & security.

Application Deadline: 17th February 2021

Royal Air Force International Women`s Day Webinar - Meet our Ambassadors - 10am-1pm

Date: 8th March

Time: 10am-1pm

Eligibility: 15– 19 year olds students interested in hearing some inspiring stories from some of our RAF Female Ambassadors

Application Deadline: 8th February 2021

Magazine & Website Article Writing - Add to Your Creative Portfolio - 1 Week Virtual Work Experience

Dates: 8th – 12th March 2021.

Eligibility: Creative 15 – 19 year olds interested in marketing research, data collection and analysis. – Particularly from the East of England

Application Deadline: 18th February 2021

Green Skills in the Construction and Engineering Industry

Dates: 6th -9th  April 2021.

Eligibility: 14 – 19 year olds interested in the ‘green’ plans for the construction and engineering industry.

Application Deadline: 7h March 2021

VWEX: Construct your Career with Kier

Dates: 1st – 5th March 2021

Eligibility: 14 – 19 year olds interested in design, finance, Health &  Safety, Sustainability, Planning or Community Engagement

Application Deadline: 17h February 2021

East West Railway Company - Building a New Railway

Dates: 6th - 9th  April 2021.

Eligibility: 16 – 19 year olds interested in Technology, Engineering, Planning, Business Studies, Design and/or Customer Services

Application Deadline: 28h February 2021

Work Experience Week - Nursing

Dates: 15th – 19th February 2021

Age: 16+

Application Deadline: 25th January 2021

NextGen Nurse - Meet the people behind the masks: North East England

Dates: 11th February 2021.

Eligibility: 14 – 19 year olds keen to find out more about a career in the NHS.

Application Deadline: 21st January 2021

Meet the people behind the masks: East of England

Dates: 25th February 2021

Eligibility: Students must be 14+

Application Deadline: 4th February 2021

Build Yourself with Wates – Virtual Insight Day

Dates: 16th  February 2021.

Eligibility: 14 – 19 year olds keen to network and learn about roles available in the construction industry.

Application Deadline: 29th January 2021

Wates: An Insight into the Construction Industry - International Women`s Day 2021

Dates: 8th  March 2021.

Eligibility: 14 – 19 year old females keen to network and learn about why construction is a rewarding career choice for women.

Application Deadline: 8th February 2021

Build Yourself with Wates VWEX ( London and The South)

Dates: 15th – 19th   February 2021.

Eligibility: 14 – 19 year olds keen to network and learn about roles available in the construction industry.

Application Deadline: 22nd  January 2021

Willmott Dixon Management Careers VWEX- Future Leaders Wanted

Dates: 15th  - 19th  February 2021.

Eligibility: 14 – 19 year olds interested in management careers in construction.

Application Deadline: 31st January 2021

Marketing & Digital Communications VWEX with Oakridge

Dates: 1st – 5th March 2021.

Eligibility: Creative 15 – 19 year olds interested in marketing research, data collection and analysis.

Application Deadline: 18th February 2021

Farrans Construction Insight Day

Dates: 24th  February 2021.

Eligibility: 16 – 19 year olds students interested in real industry knowledge.

Application Deadline: 22nd January 2021

For a full list of placements -  sign in here to search and apply.