Virtual Work Experience

Virtual Work Experience Opportunities

Virtual Work Experience is a broad term and can include any opportunity carried out remotely, which provides young people with an insight into what it’s like to work in an industry or job role. Most virtual work experiences range from half a day to one week, but some may last longer depending on the nature of the work experience.

Not all virtual work experience is the same. Some are open to everyone and provide a platform for students to discover more about the job, view pre-recorded videos on what it’s like to work with the organisation, go on virtual tours and possibly take part in some live Q&A sessions. Others may require students to go through an application process and offer regular online meetings with a supervisor, individual project work, networking sessions, training opportunities and video tutorials.

Please find below a wide range of virtual experiences available.


Virtual Work Experience Planning Sheet

To help you to manage your time, please download and complete the 'virtual work experience planning sheet', as you complete each task you should keep a record and add it to the planning document. Please do not pay for any certificates- a screenshot to show that you completed it will suffice.

Virtual Work Experience Planning Sheet


Health, Sports and Psychology 

Brighton and Sussex Medical School – becoming a Doctor

Have you thought about maybe becoming a Doctor or studying medicine? Work experience is an incredibly important part of this and it is essential that you start preparing yourself early. Brighton and Sussex Medical School have put together a wonderful opportunity for all who are considering medicine to gain some valuable work experience with them.           

First Aid Introduction to First Aid

Knowledge in First Aid is useful for all walks of life and different careers. It will obviously also be incredibly useful if you are considering a career in healthcare      


If you are thinking about going into Healthcare, becoming a Nurse or another allied health profession then this is a really great insight into caring for adults 

Psychological Research

Introduction to Psychology for those who are interested in pursuing a career in any of the caring/social/Mental Health professions

Social Work

Interview with a Social Worker A real life Social worker talks about their job and role and what is involved in becoming a Social Worker         


Our NurseryVue app builds learner confidence and prepares them for work experience by exploring childcare health and safety issues and solutions from the comfort of their own learning environment.                                                      

Sheffield teaching hospitals

We have put together this virtual resource that will assist you in carrying out alternative work experience. The resource contains information on a variety of job roles within the NHS, both clinical and non-clinical.

Online health courses

Whether you're seeking a better understanding of health to grow your professional skills or you want to learn new health skills and help prevent accidents and injury, Alison's free online health courses are a great place to start. Explore our range of online health courses where you can learn about supporting individuals with mental health issues, caring for the elderly or disabled, caregiving and patient care, CPR, first aid, workplace safety and health, basic life support, nursing studies and other health and wellness issues with courses from top institutions. Courses range from certificate to diploma level and are suitable for learners of all types, from beginners to healthcare professionals.

Health, sports and psychology online courses


Science, Technology and Maths

Architecture/ Design

Halliday Fraser Munroe This course is suitable for year 10 and 12 but if in year 10, it would be very beneficial to have a keen interest in architecture. This is a real company, who are running a fantastic work experience programme online. You will complete 2 tasks including designing a house for a celebrity.    

Environmental Science – Global warming

If you have an interest in the environment and enjoy Science, this short course will introduce you to the factors which affect climate change.

Forensic Science and Fingerprints

How do Forensic Scientists operate? What is involved in using fingerprints as evidence. This course will introduce to the basic principles of forensic science in the working world.   

Veterinary Professions

Learn what it takes to become a vet and explore the challenges of the vet profession to decide if it's the right career for you.

Software engineering JP Morgan Internship

We’re excited to offer you the opportunity to explore what life is like as a JPMorgan Chase software engineer with our Software Engineering Virtual Internship


In this online program, you will get to complete similar work that our Graduates do at KPMG. You will learn what it is like working at one of the world’s best data analytics team, and build skills required to excel as a analytics consultant.


Stuck indoors? Design your own video game through practical quests delivered by some of the UK’s biggest games studios, with live masterclasses, free software and a supportive online community.

British Airways

Every 90 seconds a British Airways aircraft takes off from somewhere around the world. Ever wondered what it’s like to be part of that excitement - the magic that connects Britain to the world and the world to Britain? Now you can.

Science technology and maths online courses


The Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award, known as iDEA, is an international programme that helps you develop and demonstrate your digital, enterprise and employability skills for free.


History and the Arts

History and the arts online courses


Digital Technologies You can work your way towards various ‘badges’ in IT safety, digital creativity and techniques to gain more knowledge and skills in coding and cyber security. If you complete enough points in the same section, you will obtain an online badge.


Society, Politics and Law

Legal - White & Case LLP

Our virtual programme allows students to gain first-hand insight into life as a White & Case lawyer and experience the realities of cross-border law.


Free programme of virtual experience

Kennedys Law

Our training programmes are designed to develop lawyers who will be the future of Kennedys.

Starting with law A free online course

Society politics and law online courses



Languages online courses




Introduction to Plumbing  

Great way of gaining some basic Plumbing knowledge if you are considering a career in this industry                  


Introduction to Carpentry

If you are considering a career as a Carpenter,  then this course will introduce to the basic principles of structures and what is involved in being a Carpenter.     

Introduction to the Electrical trade

This online course will give you a free introduction to the electrical trade, electrical safety, and electrical theory.

Introduction to Masonry

This free online masonry course will teach you about essential masonry tasks, such as the spreading of mortar, furrowing, buttering, and bricklaying                                                                                             


Education and Public Services


The World of the Primary School Considering becoming a Primary Teacher? This will be a great introductory course about the profession.   


Sure, I Know How to Talk to People A great introduction to the Police Force using one of the most important skills, communication.   

Education online courses  


Hair and Beauty

Eco hair and beauty

The online ‘salon’ is for hairdressers and trainees to explore. By clicking on different areas of the salon you will learn about eco-friendly/sustainable techniques and products


Business, Finance and Marketing

Hunter Bevan

A remote virtual work experience with a twist. Suitable for anyone interested in developing their design or marketing skills. Feedback will be given plus a chance to feature on Hunter Bevan's website. 

Products services and marketing

Different types of business

On demand virtual opportunities from The Forage

Money and business online courses


The programme combines both live and pre-recorded sessions which will provide you with an insight into PwC and an opportunity to develop your employability skills. You’ll also have the chance to engage with a range of PwC ambassadors through the interactive live sessions, whilst having the flexibility to watch and listen to the recorded sessions at a time best suited to you each week. 


Biodiversity/ Conservation

Nature and the environment- online courses


General Employability

FreeFormers  This is an interactive video of someone on a work experience placement, at a Technology company You don’t need to be interested in Technology to do this virtual work experience. It gives you a great idea of what it would be like to carry out a work experience placement in a real company to give you a ‘feel’ for going into a new company and meeting new people. You will need to follow the link above and register an account to access the video.

World of Work This is a great variation of work experience which explores a variety of types of work and also employability skills. You don’t need to register. You must click on the tab which says Monday and complete the 4 lessons on that. You must then choose at least 1 of the other days (for example Thursday) and complete the 4 lessons.

Barclays Life Skills 

You’ll get to see the inner workings of a ‘digital transformation’ agency, and actively work with different departments on one exciting project, helping them solve problems and complete real-life tasks.

Explore Forage Work Experience Programs

Find the perfect program to showcase your knowledge & get noticed by recruiters from top companies.

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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are free online courses that are available for anyone to use

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