Our STEM Work Placements take place during the summer holidays and are designed to give year 11 or year 12 students insight into the working world in a STEM setting, with an extra-curricular work experience.
This kind of experience is invaluable for aspiring young scientists and engineers who are making decisions about their higher education and employment paths. However, it is not designed to take the place of work experience organised by schools during term time.
Employers provide a series of opportunities for students that showcase the nature of their work and raise awareness of alternative career paths, such as Higher Apprenticeships. They may also provide a real-world project or challenge for students to tackle. Students have previously used their work experience to study for a Gold Crest Award or complete a project based on the work carried out during their placement.
We have previously placed students for work experience during the summer at the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology focusing on practical lab work, BMW Mini Plant Oxford to look at car production, and Magna Exteriors to see how engineering is applied practically in the consumer industry.
During the COVID pandemic, we were unable to offer work experience placements in person. We hope to be able to relaunch this programme in the summer of 2023. To stay updated please sign up to our newsletter.