Your stories

People across the country share their views and knowledge of work experience. 

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Students, academics and employers have all shared their views and knowledge of work experience.

View the case studies below to find out how useful it was; what worked for them as either an individual or an organisation.

The case studies aim to help all parties to find ways of improving and enhancing work experience opportunities.

Industry

Crossrail

Crossrail Young Crossrail

"...Crossrail saw immense value in providing a structured work experience programme..."
Sellafield

Sellafield - Nuclear Design Engineer

“Get involved, work hard, and ask questions"
Shell

Shell - Girls in Energy

"It was a once in a life time opportunity"
Sellafield

Sellafield - STEM Work Experience

"I want to pursue a nuclear process apprenticeship with Sellafield Ltd once I’ve finished my studies"
Leonardo

Leonardo - Luton

"real task and objectives that gave us an insight into the many facets of engineering"
Siemens

Siemens - Digital Factory Process Industries and Drives

"Earn whilst you learn!"
Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce plc

"work experience students bring to their placement provides a useful contribution to the horizon scanning process..."
Shell

Shell - Shell Engineering Scheme

"Few programmes offer the breadth and depth of subject matter over only a 2 year delivery"
Caterpillar

Caterpillar - Future Talent Pipeline Programme

"the Future Talent Pipeline Programme"

Students

Lewis

Lewis Rostron

"I am treated as a regular member of staff rather than an intern..."
Bruce

Bruce Fidler

"As a site we benefit greatly from having interns"
Bekah

Bekah Endersby

"....every year it was genuine work..."
Jammie

Jammie Mitchell

"I have always loved bridges, building and seeing how things were put together... "
Shabillah

Shabillah Kabwama

"I was able to secure a good employment contract"
Daniel

Daniel Brady

"...it is a good idea to get involved in as many projects you can..."
Cara

Cara Bertram

"I would visit customers and bring their projects to life"
Steven

Steven Bridge

"The experience helped me determine which area of engineering I wished to pursue..."
Alistair

Alistair McNie

"...My Year In Industry experience served as an excellent knowledge base..."
Matthew

Matthew Snowdon

"I was able to secure a good employment contract"....
Amy

Amy Forsyth

"I’ve been at Boeing for six months and it has been such an interesting and exciting experience."
Bethany

Bethany Hall

"Rolls-Royce gave me a lot of responsibility..."
Joseph

Joseph Baker

"I have always loved bridges, building and seeing how things were put together... "
Shannon

Shannon Naylor

"...There is no better preparation than experiencing work first-hand..."
Georgia

Georgia Grace

"I worked on offshore wind turbines"
Francesca

Francesca Loader

"I feel fortunate that I have chosen a career path that I find both challenging and rewarding"