Upcoming Events & Placements

Helping you discover or promote work experience opportunities 

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We are keen to add new sites that provide information to help you find out more about the wide range of activities relating to work experience in all its forms.

To find out more about all the IET events and activities visit our calendar of events. Watch for our new Faraday Challenges, FIRST® LEGO® League challenges,  EngFest - our one day festival held at Savoy Place and Engineering Open House Day.

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  • Go think Big
    GoThinkBig can help you get the skills and experience you need to help land your dream first job

  • Fair Train Work Experience
    We champion the benefits of high quality work experience and employability programmes, including traineeships, apprenticeships, interns and volunteering..

The IET is proud to be hosting and sponsoring The Industrial Cadets Award at IET:Savoy Place on 7th March 2018.

The Awards aim to showcase and present excellence awards to selected individuals, schools, colleges and employers, whilst celebrating achievements made by young people who have given back as a result of taking part in the Industrial Cadet programme. For more information and to enter or attend, please visit the Industrial Cadet website.

  • IET Power Academy
    The Power Academy has been established to address the looming skills shortage in power engineering through a combination of financial support and workplace mentoring for students

  • National Centre for Universities and Businesses
    The National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB) is an independent and not-for-profit membership organisation that promotes, develops and supports university-business collaboration across the UK. It has recently launched a new website - placer.co.uk to help both employers and students with work experience opportunities.
  • For employers: Using the latest matchmaking technology,  Placer’s mobile app enables students to swipe left or right to find their perfect work experience match. The first work experience app and platform to partner with universities, employers can sign up now to connect with top undergraduate talent, free. Register at placer.co.uk
  • For students: Our Placer matchmaking app enables you to swipe left or right in search of your perfect work experience match. Available, free, from 30 October, get noticed by leading employers and build skills today to help you graduate in your chosen career. Visit > placer.co.uk
  • Princes Trust Work Experience
    Our Get into programme for 16 to 25-year-olds can give you the experience and training you need to move into a job

  • STEM Ambassadors
    STEM Ambassadors are volunteers who not only inspire young people; they also support teachers in the classroom by explaining current applications of STEM in industry or research 


  • Sellafield Work Placement schemes
    For students like you, Sellafield offer two types of placement: Industrial (12 Months) Summer (10 Weeks). Wherever you join the organisation, you won’t be treated like a student. You'll be a fully fledged member of the Sellafield team.
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