Students in Years 10 and 12 have the opportunity to take part Fullbrook’s work experience scheme, where they gain first-hand knowledge of the world of work. We encourage students to secure their own placement for work experience, but there is plenty of support and advice on hand if needed.
Please use the following links to download the necessary paperwork:
- Year 10 Employers Information Form
- Year 10 Employers Contract
- Year 10 Parental Consent
- Year 12 Employer Information Form
- Year 12 Employers Contract
- Year 12 Parental Consent
Current Work Experience Opportunities
NHS – Applications for the free National NHS Virtual Work experience programme have now opened for 2023-2024! This programme has supported over 30,000 secondary school students obtain free work experiences last year. Virtual work experiences have been accepted by the Medical Schools and Dental Schools Council as valuable alternatives to in-person shadowing, backed by the Health Education England Discovery report on the impact of virtual work placements. This programme is brought to you by Birmingham Universities Hospitals Trust in collaboration with Medic Mentor, and it is completely free. Not only is this a reliable alternative to in-person shadowing, but it also plays a significant role in preparing students for their in-person work placements with structured teaching and opportunities to speak directly with healthcare professionals. The opportunity is open to any student across the UK from 14 years old and above. Students can apply for a placement, for free at this link: https://medicmentor.org/university-hospitals-birmingham-trust-virtual-work-experience/
Coca Cola – It doesn’t get much more impressive than completing work experience with one of the world’s most-loved brands. This virtual work experience programme is FREE to join and includes live online sessions with the Coca-Cola team! Open to post-16 students, they can see what it’s like to work for Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, gain valuable skills and receive a certificate on completion to add to their CV. Click the link to register now.
Direct Line Group – Springpod would like to invite students to apply for their Virtual Work Experience Programme with the Direct Line Group (https://app1.campus-site.com/public/e/click/9Kadrcpe3isB2ArcI5USPQ/kqlvwqF03Jh-47ev49bXOA) .
This is a great opportunity for your students who may not be able to afford the costs that come with traditional work experience routes, giving them the same skills to gain a career with great opportunities and earning potential.
Focusing on how to build professional skills and how these are used within Direct Line, this opportunity aims to make your students career ready, so they can start developing their career path from their first role.
NHS South East – NHS would like to share their ‘Step into healthcare support worker’ Eventbrite webinar.
How to get a job as a healthcare support worker in the NHS in south east England. Employment in the community health services, mental health, community health and maternity as a healthcare assistant caring for patients and service users, adults and children. Finding out about nursing opportunities and other NHS careers and apprenticeships. Direct contact with the NHS employers in the south east region.
Virtual Work Experience
For situations when it’s not possible for students to take part in work experience in a physical workplace, virtual opportunities offer the perfect solution to ensure our students will still have exposure to the working world while they are making key decisions about their future. The resources below offer a snapshot of the possible ways that our Year 10 and 12 students can participate.
The Careers & Enterprise Company
The Careers & Enterprise Company have collated a list of virtual work experience opportunities that span lots of different industries.
Springpod Virtual Work Experience
Join work experience programmes with top employers. Build your profile, develop your skills, and gain valuable experience. Get a place on the course of your dreams OR get hired straight out of school. Take a look at Springpod’s Virtual Work Experience programmes to see what opportunities are out there.
Civil Aviation Authority
Few industries capture our imagination as much as aerospace and aviation – in careers relating to these areas, the sky is no longer the limit! Although we might have an understanding of some careers found within the industry, how much do you know about the breadth of opportunities available? With the aviation and aerospace industry, there are possibilities that’ll take you above and beyond, so long as you have the knowledge, skills, and passion to take you where you want to go. Springpod have joined forces with the Civil Aviation Authority, the UK’s aviation and aerospace regulator, to provide you with an inspiring programme that’ll help your dreams of a career in the industry soar!
This programme will take a closer look at the role of the Civil Aviation Authority as a regulator of aerospace and aviation, providing you an insight into how they promote innovation in the industry, and ensure that standards and safety is always adhered to! Throughout this programme, we’ll take you through the different areas and responsibilities of the Civil Aviation Authority, and you’ll have the chance to take part in interactive activities and quizzes, and speak to leading industry experts along the way!
Insight Evening with British Airways
Are you ready to take your career to new heights? From Pilots to Cabin Crew, Project Management or Business, to Engineering and Digital careers. British Airways, one of the U.K’s most iconic brands has the right career waiting just for you!
On Monday 14th November from 5:00pm – 6:00pm we will be hosting an exclusive event with British Airways to showcase the huge range of career opportunities that are available to you after school!
British Airways are the UK’s largest international scheduled airline, flying to nearly 600 destinations around the world! It’s an exciting time to be at British Airways. They’re growing their global route network, investing in their fleet, and transforming the experience they offer their customers. From Customer Service to Aircraft Engineering, you needn’t know everything about the world, or even be well-travelled! Provided you’re curious, mindful and open to new experiences, you can make a real impact from day one. Their Apprenticeship opportunities appeal to the adventurous and those who want to start earning right away, whilst getting a head start in their careers.
Whether you aspire to work in their global head office, be face to face with customers at Heathrow Airport, or behind the scenes in their engineering and operations teams, there’s an opportunity for you. Discover where a career with British Airways could take you. Click the link below to register yourself for our upcoming online event. This event will be held virtually Zoom, so you can tune in from anywhere in the country!
Registration Link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BA-Insight-Evening
Work Experience for Future Doctors
This is a fantastic opportunity for years 10-12 considering medicine.
A new session is released every month, and January’s session on emergency medicine is now live. Students can enrol here: https://wexlibrary.yourmedicfamily.org/courses/medic-mentor-work-experience-emergency-medicine/
As part of their application, it is also essential that students attend a free, virtual Get into Medicine conference. Work experience is just one aspect of a medical school application, and applicants need to understand the entire process. Registration link: https://airtable.com/shr66li3bqG3ZpkPM
Other Useful Resources
The Parents Guide To offers useful insight for parents on how to navigate and support children with virtual work experience.
Speakers for Schools are a charity which makes virtual work experience accessible for all young people in state schools and colleges across the UK. Their aim is to remove the barriers of geography and cost which can prevent students from participating in work experience.