Want to know how things work?

Engineering Work Experience

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Experience overview

Love taking things apart and putting them back together again? Do you have an itch to know how things work? Engineering could be the career route for you!
In this programme we've looked at a whole load of career paths and specialisms within engineering from chemical to software- so you're bound to find something that interests you.

What’s included?

You'll hear from engineers in a wide rage of specialisms, they'll explain how they got into the industry and, if you're lucky, they might even share some top tips. You'll also complete quizes and activities to ensure you know what each engineering specialism looks like.

The programme is open to anyone aged 13+
The programme is open to anyone aged 13+
Certificate of completion
Certificate of completion
Approximately 10 hours to complete
Approximately 10 hours to complete
3 live webinars
3 live webinars
Complete at a pace that suits you
Complete at a pace that suits you
Mechanical Engineering

You'll walk away from this module with an understanding of what mechanical engineering is, what mechanical engineers do and career opportunities within the field. In this module's activity you'll hear all about The Global Positioning System (GPS) and work as part of a team to think of more ways we could use it for the better!

Chemical Engineering
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Software Engineering

Available Dates

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Meet industry professionals

We've worked with some awesome employers on our Engineering Virtual Work Experience. Check out some of our speakers.
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Titi Oliyide

Safety Engineer at Siemens
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Sebastian Burgess

Technology and Innovation Graduate at Virgin Media
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Emily Lawton

Senior Software Engineer at REPL Group

What students say

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Thank you for taking the time to create this programme. The volunteers on the live sessions were all really nice and down to earth which was really good to hear proper experiences in this industry, without sugar coating or hiding anything. To the people who made this project brief and stuff for us: I really enjoyed it and I thought it was the perfect topic and it's nice to bring more awareness and knowledge of this subject to more people! Also all the videos were really nice on this programme. Very full of life and engaging!
Rhea
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Thank you for providing opportunity for young people like me who had no previous exposure to the industry/ This programme has some great elements that differentiates itself with other work experience providers. The programmeg particularly focuses on ourselves: our confidence, our skills and what we want to do in the future rather than just the work opportunities available and how to get there. I've really enjoyed this programme and hope there would be more opportunities into this specific field
Ci
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Thank you very much for this experience. This sector sounds fascinating and I will definitely explore more. During and after lockdown, my opportunities for work experience were completely erased. But thank to this wonderful virtual work experience, I am able to gather crucial experience to write down on my CV and personal statement. Thank you once again!
Evan
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