Virtual Work Experience
What are the benefits of a virtual work placement?
Virtual work placements are open to everyone and location does not need to be a limiting factor. This opens many possibilities for students to explore new jobs and industries in areas that may not have been possible under face to face arrangements.
The majority of virtual work experience placements are free, although some employers charge for the opportunity; working from home will also mean students will not incur any travel related costs.
Remote working is likely to be important to many businesses in the future and learning how to conduct business and work online will develop extremely valuable skills for the modern workplace.
It’s not always easy working from home and taking part in virtual work experience placements will help students develop those soft skills that all employers are seeking, such as organisation, time-management and self-motivation.
Knowing what’s right (or what isn’t)
Understanding what a job or a career entails might help students make decisions about whether or not that role is right for them in the future.
The Parents’ guide to virtual work experience
A guide to the benefits of virtual work experience and a selection of employers that offer this.
Bite-sized 5 – 6 hour virtual work experience programs that give students a genuine career advantage with Fortune 500 companies
Barclays Life Skills
A comprehensive careers advisory platform including virtual work experience
Speakers for Schools
A charity which helps young people access high quality work experience to help them plan for their future careers.
This platform will allow students to explore work experience and university taster courses.