Virtual Work Experience
We realise that many students would have missed out on their work experience this year and we have put together some virtual options for them to use.
Please see below for Virtual Work Experience opportunities -
PwC's latest school and college leaver programmes. PwC ranks as the second-largest professional services network in the world and is considered one of the Big Four accounting firms, along with Deloitte, EY and KPMG
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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.”
Banking and Finance
Please find below a link for the ‘Emerging Talent’ Santander Site.
Currently it informs students that there will be an update on places for 2021 very soon.
We are happy to help with any mock interviews as well. We have been doing these virtually by Zoom for other schools and colleges.
Proud to Care
Here is the link to our work experience section of the Proud to Care website. There are links there that students can use to contact NHS Trusts and find out what their offers are around work experience. Obviously at present, this has been paused because of the increased risk with the pandemic, but hopefully Trusts will be able to welcome students in at some point next year, depending on how the situation pans out.
Our website also has some great case studies from real people in Devon, from a variety of careers and backgrounds, on our We Care page, which can be a great inspiration for young people thinking of a career in the health and care sector, as well as a wealth of careers guidance and advice on our Careers page.
National Council for the Training of Journalists
Develop your journalism skills with free resources from the NCTJ
New to journalism, or just want to brush up on your knowledge of a particular topic?
Here you will find our series of free journalism masterclasses, led by the NCTJ team and journalists in a variety of roles - you may even see some familiar faces! We also have a workshop on Google tools for journalists, and a range of tips and hints about working as a freelance, selling yourself at interview and many more.
This free resources area will be updated regularly with new materials
We have recently launched an e-learning platform called the Journalism Skills Academy, and our free resources area might be useful for your students. All of our summer school videos are there, along with various other careers resources. Here is the link to the free resources area: https://nctj.mylearningapp.com/course/index.php?categoryid=2
You may also find our new journalism careers guide useful. You can access the digital version here: https://www.nctj.com/downloadlibrary/CAREERS%20GUIDE%202020%204WEB.pdf
Marketing and Design
Do you know a young person who was looking forward to a work experience placement in a design studio or a marketing agency this summer? Maybe you’re a student yourself who is missing out on that opportunity due to COVID-19 restrictions? While we can’t do that this year, we can still offer a virtual experience.
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.”
2021 update -
Upcoming events and activities from the Outreach Team at Brighton and Sussex Medical School -
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.
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 https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/about-us/careers/apprentices-graduates-and-placements.
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.
Our 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.
**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.