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Work Experience (WEX)

Here are links to a range of virtual/online and in-person work experience (WEX) programmes to help you gain knowledge about different workplaces, develop your employability skills and explore new industries and job roles.

Once completed, remember to add your WEX experiences to your Xello profile!

Year 11 Internships

Do you have a passion or skill that could lead to a future career?
Pot Noodle is offering up 150+ paid internships for young people across the UK, in music, film, streaming, gaming, tech, publishing, sport or fashion. Successful applicants will work at a cutting-edge company, gaining valuable paid work experience and transferable skills to launch their future careers.

Click here to explore further and to apply.

Barclays Life Skills: Young People Hub
Click here to learn where your skills are needed in the modern workplace and see the inner workings of a company. Meet and actively work with different departments on one exciting project, helping them to solve problems and to complete real-life tasks

Online Work Experience and Career Days for students aged 14-17

CAREERDAYS.CO.UK are offering a range of online work experience sessions from Saturday 5 March to Sunday 5 June 2022 for careers in the following fields:  Dentistry, Medicine, Midwifery, Psychology, Business, Architecture, Law, Veterinary Medicine, Computer Science and Performing Arts.  

Click here for more information and to book your place.

Session Fees: £59 per session
Note: Bursaries are available for students meeting the relevant criteria – see Miss Hahn (AHN) for details.

InvestIN: In-person and Online Careers Programme 2022
Life-changing, immersive career experience programmes for students aged 12-18 years

King Edward VI is now an InvestIN partnership school so our students benefit from a 10% discount on the programmes selected

Students will learn directly from some of the UK’s best professionals – doctors, forensic scientists, architects, MPs, filmmakers, engineers and more – through a series of live, interactive simulations which provide tailor-made, professional experiences. Students can attend either at UCL (London) or live online from the comfort of their own homes. Book now to avoid disappointment! 

Summer Term Careers Programme:
Ages 12-14

Book your place here
for experiences as a Future Doctor, Engineer, Investment Banker, Lawyer or Computer Scientist

Ages 15-18
Book your place here for experiences as a Young Architect, Doctor, Engineer, Lawyer, Investment Banker, Dentist, Entrepreneur, Artist, Psychologist, Forensic Scientist, Political Leader, Software engineer, Vet or Video Game Designer. 

Programme fees:
Career experiences start at £165/student for weekend programmes in autumn and spring. The summer experiences vary in cost depending on the package. Pricing is listed on the individual programme pages.

Note: Bursaries are available for students meeting the relevant criteria – see Miss Hahn (AHN) for details.

WE Evolve – 1 Week Work Experience Placements with Santander

Dates: 8 August – 12 August 2022

Minimum Age: 14-19
Duration: 4 days
Industry: Banking
Application deadline: 8 July 2022

Take part in an action-packed induction day, spend time with different teams across the business, and be assigned a small research project which you’ll present back on your final day.

Each day will run from 10am until 3pm.

For more information and to apply, click here

NHS Talent Academy

The NHS Talent Academy for Suffolk and North East Essex offers online work experience that covers both clinical and non-clinical roles.
Click here for details of placement opportunities.

Click on the opportunity title for further information, or simply click on the “Apply” button to login or register.

Here is a link to the latest 4 day (10am-12.30pm) virtual WEX programme in April 2022.
To register for this WEX, click here. The deadline for registration is 1 April 2022.

Speakers for Schools (S4S) – Green Skills WEX

Speakers for Schools have teamed up with leading UK employers to provide work experience placements to expand your knowledge of the green economy and provide valuable insights into the world of work. Leading employers are supporting the S4S Green Skills Week campaign. S4S will be running interactive online placements of varying durations throughout March and April 2022.
Click here to see all local opportunities and here for all available S4S WEX placements.


Springpod have a range of opportunities for work experience in 2022. Sign up here for Springpod’s virtual work experience programmes and Insight Days, as well as apprenticeship opportunities and career guides, such as Classroom to Boardroom.


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