Year 10 experience

Dear parents/carers,

We were sad to announce at the start of last term that due to the ongoing situation and the impact on our local business community, we were unable to run the Y10 work experience programme this year.

We are now excited to promote a growing number of virtual opportunities that students can get involved with. A wide range of companies are offering experiences ranging from insight days to 10-hour interactive programmes that will be delivered to students virtually at home. Many of these are taking place in the February half term and students are encouraged to apply now.

Work Experience is a fantastic opportunity for students to find out about the world of word, what a certain industry is like and how they might get involved. As well as offering insight, taking up an opportunity like this can make a fantastic addition to a CV or college application.

To get on board, students and parents can browse opportunities then register and apply online, directly with Springpod or Speakers for Schools. Note that when applying through speakers for schools there will be an initial referral to us so we can approve the placement.

It is important to know when applying for virtual work experience that students are committing to take part online and outside of school time and that these experiences are not hosted by the school. Most of the online experiences below are during half term, some are shorter evening sessions, and many are recorded to give flexibility in viewing.

Thank you for taking the time to look and we hope you can share this with your son or daughter.

Mr Henry

Careers Leader

Links to some of the currently available experiences: (More are being added so the sites are worth checking)

Springpod Virtual Work Experience Opportunities – (All sessions are live & interactive – All sessions are recorded to offer flexible viewing)

Chartered Institute of Marketing – Virtual Work Experience https://www.springpod.co.uk/marketing-virtual-work-experience/ Law Virtual Work Experience https://www.springpod.co.uk/law-virtual-work-experience/ Teaching Virtual Work Experience https://www.springpod.co.uk/teaching-virtual-work-experience/ Finance Virtual Work Experience https://www.springpod.co.uk/finance-virtual-work-experience/ BT – Insight Day https://www.springpod.co.uk/bt-insight-day/ Journalism Virtual Work Experience https://www.springpod.co.uk/journalism-virtual-work-experience/

Speakers for Schools Virtual Work Experience Opportunities

NHS: Meet the people behind the masks

Dates: 29th January 2021 (School inset day)

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

Application Deadline: 8th January 2021

Build Yourself with Wates VWEX

Dates: 16th February 2021.

Eligibility: 14 – 19 year olds keen to find out more about a career in construction, development, and property services.

Application Deadline: 5th February 2021

Govia Thameslink Railway – Insight Day

Date: 17th February 2021. Sessions will run from 10:00 – 15:00

Eligibility: 14 – 19 year olds interested in management and the diverse careers in the railway sector.

Application Deadline: 17th January 2021

Start Your Road to Success: AMEY

Dates: 15th – 17th February 2021.

Eligibility: Creative 14 – 19 year olds interested in an industry that keeps the country moving.

Application Deadline: 22nd January 2021

Tesco: Year 10 Technology Department VWEX

Dates: 15th – 19th February 2021

Eligibility: Year 10 students who are keen to gain insight into Design, UI/UX and product management.

Application Deadline: 15th January 2021

Communications Agency VWEX with Cicero/AMO

Dates: 15th – 19th February 2021.

Eligibility: 15 – 19 year olds interested in a career in digital media, communications, or market research.

Application Deadline: 15th January 2021

Your Army – a compelling live-hosted video presentation about the Armed Forces

Dates: 17th February 2021.

Eligibility: 14 – 19 year olds interested in the Armed Forces

Application Deadline: 1st February 2021

Springer Nature VWEX: Publishing

Dates: 15th-19th February 2021.

Eligibility: 15 – 19 year olds interested in publishing, climate change or journalism.

Application Deadline: 15th January

Virtual Work Experience with a Leading Company including Ecology and Archaeology

Dates: 17th -19th February 2021.

Eligibility: 14 – 19 year olds interested archaeology, ecology and engineering. Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Coventry and Warwickshire, Hertfordshire and Northamptonshire will be given priority

Application Deadline: 11th January

We are now excited to promote a growing number of virtual opportunities that students can get involved with. A wide range of companies are offering experiences ranging from insight days to 10-hour interactive programmes that will be delivered to students virtually at home. Many of these are taking place in the February half term and students are encouraged to apply now.

Work Experience is a fantastic opportunity for students to find out about the world of word, what a certain industry is like and how they might get involved. As well as offering insight, taking up an opportunity like this can make a fantastic addition to a CV or college application.

To get on board, students and parents can browse opportunities then register and apply online, directly with Springpod or Speakers for Schools. Note that when applying through speakers for schools there will be an initial referral to us so we can approve the placement.

It is important to know when applying for virtual work experience that students are committing to take part online and outside of school time and that these experiences are not hosted by the school. Most of the online experiences below are during half term, some are shorter evening sessions, and many are recorded to give flexibility in viewing.

Thank you for taking the time to look and we hope you can share this with your son or daughter.

Mr Henry

Careers Leader

Links to some of the currently available experiences: (More are being added so the sites are worth checking)

Springpod Virtual Work Experience Opportunities – (All sessions are live & interactive – All sessions are recorded to offer flexible viewing)

Chartered Institute of Marketing – Virtual Work Experience https://www.springpod.co.uk/marketing-virtual-work-experience/ Law Virtual Work Experience https://www.springpod.co.uk/law-virtual-work-experience/ Teaching Virtual Work Experience https://www.springpod.co.uk/teaching-virtual-work-experience/ Finance Virtual Work Experience https://www.springpod.co.uk/finance-virtual-work-experience/ BT – Insight Day https://www.springpod.co.uk/bt-insight-day/ Journalism Virtual Work Experience https://www.springpod.co.uk/journalism-virtual-work-experience/

Speakers for Schools Virtual Work Experience Opportunities

NHS: Meet the people behind the masks

Dates: 29th January 2021 (School inset day)

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

Application Deadline: 8th January 2021

Build Yourself with Wates VWEX

Dates: 16th February 2021.

Eligibility: 14 – 19 year olds keen to find out more about a career in construction, development, and property services.

Application Deadline: 5th February 2021

Govia Thameslink Railway – Insight Day

Date: 17th February 2021. Sessions will run from 10:00 – 15:00

Eligibility: 14 – 19 year olds interested in management and the diverse careers in the railway sector.

Application Deadline: 17th January 2021

Start Your Road to Success: AMEY

Dates: 15th – 17th February 2021.

Eligibility: Creative 14 – 19 year olds interested in an industry that keeps the country moving.

Application Deadline: 22nd January 2021

Tesco: Year 10 Technology Department VWEX

Dates: 15th – 19th February 2021

Eligibility: Year 10 students who are keen to gain insight into Design, UI/UX and product management.

Application Deadline: 15th January 2021

Communications Agency VWEX with Cicero/AMO

Dates: 15th – 19th February 2021.

Eligibility: 15 – 19 year olds interested in a career in digital media, communications, or market research.

Application Deadline: 15th January 2021

Your Army – a compelling live-hosted video presentation about the Armed Forces

Dates: 17th February 2021.

Eligibility: 14 – 19 year olds interested in the Armed Forces

Application Deadline: 1st February 2021

Springer Nature VWEX: Publishing

Dates: 15th-19th February 2021.

Eligibility: 15 – 19 year olds interested in publishing, climate change or journalism.

Application Deadline: 15th January

Virtual Work Experience with a Leading Company including Ecology and Archaeology

Dates: 17th -19th February 2021.

Eligibility: 14 – 19 year olds interested archaeology, ecology and engineering. Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Coventry and Warwickshire, Hertfordshire and Northamptonshire will be given priority

Application Deadline: 11th January

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