Many of you have already taken part in an actual Work Experience placement one afternoon per week, including some of you who supported subjects within school. Unfortunately, these placements had to be suspended due to the circumstances at the time.
Marco Bertozzi, Vice President of Europe Middle East Africa for Spotify, recently said in a virtual talk that all learners should try and get some experience of the world of work, paid or not.
Whilst all employers will look at your academic qualifications, many employers put more of an emphasis on your experience – what have you done that makes you stand above the other candidates?
Experiences of the Workplace is exactly what employers are looking for, as it demonstrates that you have gone above and beyond.
Whilst actual physical work experience is not possible at the moment, there are a number of ways that you can gain some ‘virtual work experience’ so you have examples to use on future applications.
Virtual Work Experience gives you a unique opportunity to gain work experience in a company that you might not normally get access to while highlighting the essential skills you might need.
Lifeskills have teamed up with Freeformers, a UK-based digital transformation agency, formed in 2012, that helps companies and organisations embrace technology, digital products and skills.
By completing this virtual work experience, you’ll get to see the inner workings of Freeformers, and actively work with different departments on one exciting project, helping them solve problems and complete real-life tasks.
As part of the experience you’ll also see lots of tips as well as links through to other LifeSkills content. These are designed to help you learn how best to deal with situations you may come across in the workplace.
To access this Virtual Work Experience and the other great tools on the Lifeskills site simply log in or sign up for free.
My Week of Work
You may have already completed this earlier in June and if you did, make sure you use what you learned in future applications. If you didn’t or want to have a look again, the Careers and Enterprise Company with Oak National Academy and Learn Live have created a “My Week of Work”.
To improve your employability skills, learn about HR, leadership and more, take part in the lessons at Oak National Academy.
To hear from lots of employers and find out more about working in different sectors, such as Energy, Manufacturing, Construction, Health and more, watch some of the videos on Learn Live.
Speakers for schools Virtual Work Experience
Speakers for Schools is proud to announce the launch of the Speakers for Schools Virtual Work Experience (VWEX) programme. To address the need for high quality work experience, in communities which often have a disconnect between the aspirations of young people, and the presence of outstanding employers. To register your interest visit this website and click on “Sign up today”. Explore the opportunities that are available and see if there are any in the local area that you would like to sign up for.