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Virtual Work Experience

We realise that many students would have missed out on their work experience opportunities over the last two years, and we have put together some virtual options for them to use.

Please see below for Virtual Work Experience opportunities - 

Architecture and Design 

Halliday Fraser Munro 

“We have developed this new educational space to make our work experience programme available to students who are interested in architecture and design and would like to explore what this exciting industry is all about.” 


Every 90 seconds a British Airways aircraft takes off from somewhere around the world. Ever wondered what it’s like to be part of that excitement – the magic that connects Britain to the world and the world to Britain? Now you can. 

Banking and Finance 


Life Skills Virtual Work Experience

Devon And Cornwall Police 

Devon and Cornwall Police have developed an online work experience programme which can be accessed via this link:

Engineering and Business 

Interested in Engineering and Business?  Thales are offering virtual work experience running from Tuesday,19 - Friday, 22 April 2022, working closely with STEM Ambassadors to experience and complete a hands-on project.  Suitable for Year 11 – 13 students, including an employability workshop. Please click here for further information.


The Springpod website offers a variety of virtual work experience programmes including TV and Film, Technology, Aerospace Work, Teaching, Construction and lots more.

100,000 young people enrolled on Springpod’s work experience programmes in 2021.


Stuck indoors? Design your own video game through practical quests delivered by some of the UK’s biggest games studios, with live masterclasses, free software and a supportive online community. 


Kennedys Law

This programme gives you the opportunity to complete legal work experience virtually, completing real life tasks.  Throughout the programme, you will gain legal analytical skills, develop legal knowledge of the insurance industry, and learn critical legal communication, research, and drafting skills that will help set you up for your future career in law.

Medicine and Dentistry 

Brighton and Sussex Medical School.

“Suitable for those looking to apply to medical school, this virtual work placement introduces students to the NHS before exploring the roles and skill sets of six different medical specialists.”

Upcoming events and activities from the Outreach Team at Brighton and Sussex Medical School -


NHS South West Pharmacy

Virtual Work Experience Day with NHS South West Pharmacy – Tuesday, 22 February 2022 10am to 3pm.

You will have the opportunity to hear all about NHS Pharmacy, as well as take part in interactive problem solving exercises, hear about current University student’s routes into the company, and partake in a Q&A with Pharmacy staff and University students!



 Royal College of General Practitioners

Aspiring medics aged 16+ are required to develop an understanding of medicine when applying to medical school.  Work experience is one way to gain insights into medicine, the RCGP have created another.

Observe GP provides is a free, online interactive video platform providing insights into general practice.  Available at Meteorology/Science

Meteorology / Science 

The MET Office

The Met Office are hoping to run as much work experience for school/college students and summer placements for university students as we can.  Plans for the work experience will be announced on our website at

If students register for the appropriate job alert then they will be emailed when applications open. 


Engineering Development Trust

EDT (Engineering Development Trust), offer young people active learning experiences in STE(A)M related careers, giving them the opportunity to gain knowledge and exposure that will help them make decisions about their future.

‚ÄčOur aim is to increase interest in STE(A)M careers (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) through a variety of engaging and dynamic programmes for ages 9-21 that replicate experiences found in the workplace.  Some examples include industry mentored projects, school activity days, specialised taster courses and industrial placements.  All these programs work to develop students’ teamwork, problem solving, communication, digital skills, numeracy and project management - increasing the confidence and employability of young people.

Please see the  link below for more information regarding the Year in Industry (YINI) Scheme.


Veterinary Science 

Future Learn Virtual Work Experience and Exploring the Veterinary Profession 2 week course - 

On this course, you’ll get insight into the reality of life as a vet so that you can make an informed decision before embarking on a veterinary degree course.  You’ll learn about the structure of veterinary practice and the different governing bodies, as well as discover the day to day challenges a vet might face.  You’ll also explore the different roles available outside general practice and find out the great opportunities such a degree can bring. 



**Disclaimer** While we have made every effort to verify all contributors and their contributions to the Virtual Work Experience programme, Ivybridge Community College is not responsible for the content that third parties publish, upload or transmit via You Tube or from their own websites.  Although we have checked all links prior to publishing under no circumstances will Ivybridge Community College be responsible or liable for any link or video content communicated within this Virtual Work Experience programme.