Virtual Work Experience

Virtual work experience, also referred to as online, remote or digital, provides young people with the opportunity to gain experience in the workplace, develop their skills, boost their employability and explore new industries and job roles.

With the current situation and ongoing social distancing measures, securing face to face work experience can be very difficult and so participating in a virtual work experience placement is a great way to still get that world of work experience. 

We have listed some organisations below that provide information on various aspects of virtual work experience as well as latest placement offers.

Speakers for schools

Their work experience programme links state school students to industry-leading companies and networked support partners. It is open to all 14-19 year olds and provides an excellent opportunity to gain experience in different industries as well as developing valuable professional skills. 

Click on the link to find out more.

Speakers for schools

A great site for young people as well as parents/carers to find out more about organisations in different industry sectors in this region and the work experience opportunities that are available. 

Please visit their website and find out more about what is on offer.

Adastral Park – BT

We all probably have seen the famous BT tower in Martlesham at some point but have you wondered what type of jobs people do there?

Adastral Park’s virtual work experience programme is aimed at students in year 10 and 11 who will gain careers and company insights as well as develop work-life skills like presenting, team work, and time management.

Click here to find out what they have available.

Step into the NHS

One of the biggest employers in the UK, the NHS offer incredible work experience opportunities across a range of job roles that exist within their organisation. In addition, there are plenty of resources and activities for young people to explore and get involved in.

Visit their site and find out more about what the NHS has to offer. 



Offering digital online courses to students so that they can get an insight into different industries as well as developing their employability skills. 

For each short course, students will be tested on what they learn and they will be presented with an CPD accredited digital certificate which would be great to put on a CV.
Please click here to find out more.

Last updated February 21, 2023