Work Experience (Year 10, Year 11, Year 12, Year 13 )

Work experience involves short-term placement with a company to introduce students to working life, explore potential careers, and develop basic employability skills.

Here is a list of work experience that you can apply to pre-university!

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Uptree

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Disciplines: A variety of work experience programs across different industries for a range of different age groups.

https://uptree.co/

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https://www.stem.org.uk/post-16/careers

Disciplines: A variety of work experience programs across different industries for a range of different age groups.

Nuffield Research Placements

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Disciplines: All of STEM
Location: Close to you
Finance: Free, + £200 bursary
Deadlines: Summers
Requirements:

  1. Year 12
  2. From a disadvantaged or underrepresented background

You will complete a research placement at a University or company over summer entering Y13,
you can get Gold CREST award too

https://www.nuffieldresearchplacements.org/

Softwire Work Experience

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Discipline: Software Engineer
Location: London
Finance: Free, location reimbursed + work laptop
Deadlines: Summers
Requirements: Year 10 – 13

https://www.softwire.com/careers/work-experience/

The Brokerage

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Discipline: All
Location: All
Finance: Paid internships, work experiences
Deadlines: June for internships
Requirements: Qualified for Free School Meals

Open to secondary school, college / sixth form and university students

https://www.thebrokerage.org.uk/

PWC Summer Insights

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Discipline: Audit, Consulting, Tax, Technology and Operate
Location: All
Finance: Paid internships, work experiences
Deadlines: June for internships
Requirements: Y11 (five GCSEs at 4+), Y12 (96 UCAS points)

Open to secondary school, college / sixth form and university students

https://www.pwc.co.uk/careers/early-careers/our-programmes/insight-weeks.html

Fidelity work experiences

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Disciplines: Financing, Marketing, Technology
Location: Kingswood Fields
Finance: None
Deadlines: Y13 (4th Feb)
Requirements: Y13 (apprenticeship fast-track), or Y11-12 for work experiences

https://fidelityinternational.tal.net/vx/mobile-0/brand-5/candidate/so/pm/1/pl/1/opp/941-2023-Y10-12-Work-Experience-10-14-July-Kingswood-Surrey/en-GB

HSBC Work Experience

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Disciplines: Financing, Marketing, Technology
Location: HSBC offices
Finance: None
Deadlines: March each year, commences in June
Requirements: Y10-13, able to travel

https://www.hsbc.com/careers/students-and-graduates/student-opportunities/uk-work-experience-programme

Deloitte ASPIRE work experience

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Disciplines: Deloitte business areas
Location: Deloitte offices (London, Birmingham, Glasgow)
Finance: Travel costs reimbursed
Deadlines: March each year, commences in June
Requirements: State school Y12, Underrepresented background

https://www2.deloitte.com/uk/en/pages/careers/articles/early-careers-programmes.html

Deloitte ASPIRE work experience

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Disciplines: Deloitte business areas
Location: Deloitte offices (London, Birmingham, Glasgow)
Finance: Travel costs reimbursed
Deadlines: March each year, commences in June
Requirements: State school Y10 -12 + academic requirements

https://www2.deloitte.com/uk/en/pages/careers/articles/early-careers-programmes.html

Ramboll Summer work experience

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Disciplines: Ramboll departments
Location: Variety
Finance: Travel + lunch costs reimbursed
Deadlines: February each year for official work experiences, you may apply outside
Requirements: Students not in higher education (uni)

https://www.ramboll.com/en-gb/early-careers

SMBP Work Insight

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Disciplines: Any (plenty of companies)
Location: UK nation-wide
Finance: Travel + lunch costs reimbursed
Deadlines: February each year for official work experiences, you may apply outside
Requirements: Year 12/13 in a state school

https://smbp.org.uk/students/

Panmure Gordon

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Disciplines: Investment Banking, Research, Sales & Trading, or Infrastructure
Location: London
Finance: N/A
Deadlines: N/A
Requirements: Year 11-13

https://panmure.com/careers/

Goldman Sachs Pre-uni Women’s Event

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Disciplines: Investment Banking, Research, Sales & Trading, or Infrastructure
Location: London
Finance: N/A
Deadlines: 10th February
Requirements: Year 12-13 Women

https://www.goldmansachs.com/careers/students/programs/emea/pre-university-womens-event.html

CFC Internship scheme

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Disciplines: Cyber, Tech & Media & IP, Finance, Transaction Liability, Healthcare, Medical
Malpractice, Life Science, Claims, Legal, Marketing, Tech & Software Engineering, Products &
Operations
Location: London
Finance: Paid internship
Deadlines: January 31st
Requirements: Year 13 students entering University


Paid internship 9-week during Summer before you enter University.

https://www.cfc.com/en-gb/cfc-internship-scheme-2024/

KCL Pre-University Summer School

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Disciplines: View
Location: King’s College London, London
Finance: £60 application fee. Approximately £2.9k per week for course, approximately £3395 per week for residential accommodation
Deadlines: 31st March
Requirements: Age 16/17. Evidence of English Language Proficiency (if needed), high school
grades.

https://www.kcl.ac.uk/summer/summer-on-campus/pre-university-summer-school

Sutton Trust Summer Schools

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Disciplines: View
Location: N/A
Finance: N/A
Deadlines: 7th March
Requirements:Year 12 in England or Wales, Year 13 in Northern Ireland, or S5 in Scotland (or equivalent) and attend, and have always attended, a state-funded school or college (non-fee paying) in the UK

Pathway to multiple summer schools

https://summerschools.suttontrust.com/browse-courses/

EDT Summer Schools

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Disciplines: View residential, view virtual
Location: Varies
Finance: Varies ( Bursaries available )
Deadlines: Generally March
Requirements: Varies
Pathway to multiple summer schools

https://www.etrust.org.uk/residential-insight-into-university

Imperial College London

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Disciplines: View
Location: London
Finance: N/A
Deadlines:
Applications open: 9 January 2024
Applications closed: 6 March 2024
Requirements: Year 12

https://www.imperial.ac.uk/be-inspired/schools-outreach/secondary-schools/summer-schools/work-experience/

Speakers for schools

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Disciplines: A variety of work experience programs across different industries for a range of different age groups.

https://www.speakersforschools.org/work-experience-opportunities/