Virtual Work Experience – General Employability

Our final selection of work experience opportunities looks at some of the general employability options that are available:

FreeFormers:  This is an interactive video of someone on a work experience placement, at a Technology company.  You don’t need to be interested in Technology to do this virtual work experience. It gives you a great idea of what it would be like to carry out a work experience placement in a real company to give you a ‘feel’ for going into a new company and meeting new people. You will need to follow the link above and register an account to access the video.
World of Work: This explores a variety of types of work and also employability skills. You don’t need to register. You must click on the tab which says Monday and complete the 4 lessons on that. You must then choose at least 1 of the other days (for example Thursday) and complete the 4 lessons.
InsideSherpa: An excellent website which offers virtual work experience placements from a range of companies, from banking to careers in tech. Most options last up to six hours and involve tutorials, videos and activities.
Speakers4Schools: Recently launched, Speakers4schools aims to provide a level playing field by connecting young people to high quality virtual work placements. Register to stay up to date with their latest developments.
Youth Opportunities: An online platform providing a range of virtual work experiences including workshops, fellowships and internships. External companies are free to post opportunities, so we strongly recommend you encourage your child to research all options thoroughly before applying.
Barclays Life Skills: You’ll get to see the inner workings of a ‘digital transformation’ agency, and actively work with different departments on one exciting project, helping them solve problems and complete real-life tasks.
LearnLive: Connect with employers and watch videos
Future first: Work experience in the 3rd sector (non-governmental and non-profit-making organisations or associations, including charities, voluntary and community groups, cooperatives, etc.)

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