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Work Experience

Why it's never too early to get Work Experience - Click here

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The following organisations often offer virtual workshops / encounters:

  1. Springpod – email jenni.holmes@springpod.co.uk
  2. Speakers4Schools – https://www.speakersforschools.org/work-experience-opportunities/
  3. EKFB / AlignJV – HS2 main contractors. Paddy Patterson is the contact at EKFB – email paddy.patterson@ekfb.com; Lilia Frunzo is the contact at Align JV – email l.frunzo@alignjv.com.
  4. June Wilkinson at BAM is always very supportive - email jwilkinson@bam.com
  5. Sarah Peace at CITB - email - sarah.peace@citb.co.uk
  6. Norma Odain-Hines at Morgan Sindall - email Norma.Odain-Hines@morgansindall.com
  7. The Bucks Skills Hub website – https://bucksskillshub.org/, is stuffed full of resources, employer profiles, information relating to the Skills Show, apprenticeships, etc.

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British Airways Work Experience applications now open

British Airways are pleased to say they’ve officially launched a new work experience programme, ready for applications and placements in 2023.

We have a new programme format to reflect the changes at British Airways over the last couple of years, and all information on our programme can be found on Speedbird Z  

What does work experience at British Airways look like now?

  • Our placements blend the virtual with reality – an exciting mix of Speedbird Z tasks, virtual workshops with colleagues and in person insight days into our business. 
  • The three areas students can gain a glimpse into include: Engineering, Airport Operations and Business at BA. 
  • The virtual parts of the placement are UK wide and we're planning to hold the 'in-person' days at all our key sites - LHR, BAMG, BAMC, MAN and NCL.

Here’s how students can apply for a placement with us:

  • Step 1: Sign up to Speedbird-Z as a user, our dedicated student website, where students can chat to BA digital mentors and complete “Work Experience pre-learning Modules” to give them a taste of the different departments within BA to understand where their interests lie.

Find out more and apply via: Speedbird Z - Student Site for Work Experience and Learning

  • Step 2: Apply for a hybrid Work Experience Placement through Speedbird-Z after completing the pre-learning content. Links to apply are within the content on the site. As part of their application, students will need to upload the project they worked on throughout their pre-learning. Placements will be delivered once every school term.
  • Step 3: After completing the placement, students will have the opportunity to join our voluntary Student Ambassador programme, where they complete a 3-day training course to become confident in promoting BA opportunities to their local student community.

We look forward to seeing your students applications.

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British Airways Work Experience - Drop-in sessions

We’re so excited to have launched our new work experience programme at British Airways, but appreciate it looks a little bit different to how it used to, and you may have some questions! 

Do you have any questions or need advice on your application?  

We will be running weekly virtual drop-in sessions for students to talk to our Work Experience team and ask any questions they might have about the programme. Come along any Tuesday between 4pm-5pm by joining this MS teams link.

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Chiltern Open Air Museum

Chiltern Open Air Museum are looking to recruit young volunteers (16+) to help us across a number of different areas of the museum.

  • Art department volunteers
  • Volunteer costumed interpreters
  • Ticket office and shop volunteers
  • Building steward volunteers
  • Housekeeping volunteers
  • Collection documentation volunteers

Please contact Kayleigh Anstiss, Museum Assistant

Chiltern Open Air Museum

Newland Park, Gorelands Lane

Chalfont St Giles, Bucks, HP8 4AB

01494 871117

Or click here for more information.

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IGD Work Experience Week opportunity for Y9 - Y13

Please see details below of a fantastic free opportunity for your students to develop their employability skills and
boost their career prospects.

A virtual work experience week with daily interactive webinar sessions across the week. Students can attend independently from home or as a group via a shared screen in a classroom.

Please click here to reserve your place.

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NHS

Interactive Work Experience for pre-medical students from home

Students are getting back into the swing of things this new year and should be starting to prepare their medical work experiences.

We have developed courses to specifically help students develop, and demonstrate, skills that universities are looking for in potential medical students such as; communication skills, teamwork, problem-solving and
decision-making, all while giving them an opportunity to speak to NHS Doctors.

Courses we offer:

Our NEW A&E Live course takes students to our virtual A&E where they:

  • Take on the role of a Doctor
  • Assess and diagnose A&E specific cases
  • Determine management plans for patients
  • Discuss patient investigations

Ward Round Live - our most popular online work experience course

  • Interpret pre-ward round observations, notes and medical charts
  • Run a daily review and summary with our ward patients
  • Determine management and discharge plans for patients

Suitable for students 15+. Please follow the links below for prices, dates, and full timetables:

Ward Round Live

A&E Live

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NHS Applications re-open for work experience 

We re-open applications for work experience with the news that we’ve been awarded the Work Experience Quality Standard Silver Award by NHS England!

  • Students are invited to apply between 4 - 17 September for the autumn half-term.
  • They must be at least 16 years old and in Year 12 or equivalent when they start.
  • We give priority to applicants in Buckinghamshire local authority and our immediate local area.
  • Placements are usually over two days and cover a broad range of roles.

Find out more and apply

 
 

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Potters Paws are a dog training school based in Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire and we offer work experience for students undertaking Animal Care & Management courses. Please contact Gemma Defriez, Office Assistant or click here for more information.

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PwC Work Experience

Students in Year 12 (in England, Year 13 in Northern Ireland) can join PwC in their Belfast or Manchester offices for
the Career Launch Work Experience programme. This paid programme will give them the chance to explore what it’s
like to work at PwC whilst gaining valuable skills and building their network. Participants that perform well could
receive a fast-tracked application to one of their 2024 opportunities.

Work experience opportunities

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Speakers for Schools - Various Work Experience Opportunities 

Looking for work experience? Speakers for Schools works with over 1,000 employers UK-wide to offer insight
sessions and work experience placements. We work with big-name brands like Spotify, Google and Bentley, as well as smaller employers, to provide in-person and virtual careers experience in all sorts of industries. Our opportunities
are interactive to give you the chance to truly experience what it’s like to work in a certain career and ask questions
to those who are already doing it. Applying for opportunities is simple with a quick application form and you can
apply to as many opportunities as you like.

Find out more in our student prospectus and take a look at the Speakers for Schools website to see what’s currently on offer.

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Are you looking for work experience over half term?

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