Virtual work experience

Speakers for Schools | Blob | 1.png
Work-Life Website Header-01.png


november 2021

As part of our Work/Life campaign, a select number of leading employers will be offering UK-wide work experience placements for young people throughout the month of November to demonstrate how they are making the workplace a more supportive space for employees.

Placements for Work/Life will provide young people with the opportunity to experience the world of work first-hand and gain confidence that their own mental health and wellbeing will be taken seriously by potential employers in the future. 


Young people can apply for placements through our Experience portal. All applications will require a teacher/educator to approve individual applications from their students. 


Our programme of events will run throughout November. The programme will consist of Virtual Work Experience (VWEX) placements and Virtual Insight Days with employers from across sectors aimed at encouraging young people to experience the world of work for themselves. 


These placements are run through a simple, safe-guarded portal, giving students access to opportunities, schools an easy way to manage their work experience and employers the chance to diversify their early talent pipelines and meet their social mobility goals. 



99% of young people felt better informed about the world of work and their future options following their placement.* 

​100% of young people said their VWEX placement or Virtual Insight Day was valuable* 


* Research from Speakers for Schools 



If you are a student and looking to take part in Work/Life Virtual Work Experience placements or Virtual Insight Days you will first need to register below. Please note that you will need the approval of your teacher to attend any Virtual Work Experience placement or Virtual Insight Day. 


If you are a teacher/educator and interested in your students participating in Virtual Work Experience placements and/or Virtual Insight Days for Work/Life, you will first need to register your school below. 


If you are an employer and want to find out more about how you can join us to inspire young people by offering Virtual Work Experience placements or Virtual Insight Days as part of next year’s Work/Life campaign, please register below. 

Speakers for Schools | Blob | 4.png