Work Experience – Year 10

Year 10 Alternative WORK EXPERIENCE WEEK (5th-9th July)

Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, year 10 work experience cannot happen this year.  An alternative suite of resources and experiences has been created for the week:

  • The options will be undertaken in your own time - they do not need to be completed within the allocated week (if the task goes beyond or starts after 9th July).
  • Homework in other subjects will be restricted during the week.
  • ALL year 10 students must take part
  • Students should aim to complete at least ONE of the opportunities offered but recommend more if possible - some of the opportunities are shorter whilst others will take longer.
  • They will be recorded in your START profile account 'Locker'. - See Careers resource tab to sign in/retrieve your details

Below are a series of option for you to choose from during the week.

Start PROFILE: Investigating Industries.

The activities in this module are another form of learning from employers. We’ve created a series of short films with our employer partners to take you behind the scenes of some of the country’s leading brands. Each activity showcases a different employer and lets you answer a few questions to test your knowledge!

Barclays Life Skills offer work experience, and it's free to sign up to find out what they are offering. Click here to find out more about this.

Architecture - Halliday Fraser Munro- Design or Technology programmes using SketchUp and Revit (free downloads available)

Have a passion for Architecture? This is a great online work experience programme where you are asked to complete 2 tasks - submit your files  to the business and you will receive a certificate.

Digital Technologies- iDEA -Develop your talents and gain all-important knowledge and information about the digital world with iDEA. You can win career-enhancing badges, unlock new opportunities and, ultimately, gain industry-recognised awards that will help you to stand out from the crowd.

Financial Services - A look at financial services using Barclays life skills.

Siemens Insights Programme

The Siemens Insight Programme (SIP) is a self-driven, self-learning programme that gives students the opportunity to explore the world of Siemens, Engineering and Technology, as well as developing core skills such as communication, problem solving and creativity.

Cyber security;  find out more about cyber security through their virtual work experience - sign up is currently closed but register your interest for future opportunities.

PWC -Accountancy- click to apply

Attending PWC's Back to Schools events will give you the chance to discover more about life at PwC. During this interactive presentation, you'll hear from members of our business from your local area who will share their career journey with you. You’ll have the opportunity to learn more about our Flying Start Accounting Degree, Technology Degree Apprenticeship, School & College Leaver programme and our Year 12 Virtual Insight Week. To ensure students receive the information most relevant to them, regional recruiters and ambassadors will be hosting this session and talking specifically about opportunities in your local area.

Join us in a welcoming environment to discover where a career with PwC could take you – and how far you could go. You could walk away with some great ideas about your future.

Further Opportunities (beyond 5th-9th July)

Springpod Opportunities 

Springpod are offering Virtual Work Experience Programmes and Insight Days that are free for students and can be completed at times to suit. Young people will receive a certificate from the employer at the end of the programme or use in CVs, Personal Statements and future interviews. The sessions all feature live interaction, allowing students to ask any burning questions directly to the experts. Tasks will be set during the programme which will be marked upon completion, helping students to gain career knowledge and experience.

Listed below are a number of opportunities, sorted by career, which cover a variety of pathways. These can be accessed via the links. The opportunities run from Monday 2 August to Friday 20 August and last for 10 hours, unless stated otherwise. The deadline for applications is Monday 26 July 2021 and these opportunities are open to students in Years 10, 11, 12 and 13.

For more information about future events, please click on the image below:





Invest Education are offering different opportunities for work experience for different age groups;

  • Ages 12-14 Weekend programmes available here
  • Ages 15-18 Weekend programmes available here