Getting Hands-On with Work Experience

Work Experience gives you the chance to gain hands-on experience of the working world.

Young Person STEM Exchange

Are you interested in sound engineering for the music industry or developing green technologies? Maybe you’d like a career designing buildings or creating new software. Whatever your talent, whatever your interest, there’s a career in STEM waiting for you! Sign up to the STEM Exchange now and you can access work experience, work shadowing, webinars and a whole host of other opportunities from across a whole range of STEM industries.

Getting work experience lets you see what these industries are really like to work in. It’s also a great way to show your proactivity and to demonstrate your drive and enthusiasm to future employers.

So what are you waiting for? Register here now, and take your first step into a rewarding career in STEM!

Key Facts

Over the next five years, 40% of engineering firms expect to increase their demand for intermediate skills and 71% expect to increase demand for higher skills (CBI/Pearson 2017)

Young People

  • Register and complete a personal profile
  • Once registered you can search for employers in your area who are offering STEM opportunities, ranging from work experience, to careers events
  • Select any opportunities you like
  • The employer receives an email and can accept or decline your invitation
  • If they accept they’ll make contact with you to make specific arrangements
  • You’ll be able to feedback on any interactions

Latest Events


Careers Hive

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  • EH1 1JF

WorldSkills UK Engineering Competitions - Open for entries

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  • National
  • TS22 5TB

Digging Deeper gallery opening

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  • London Transport Museum, Covent Garden, London
  • WC2E 7BB

Tech Deck Open Days

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  • Land Rover BAR, The Camber, East Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire
  • PO1 2JJ

Working in Partnership With

Education and Training Foundation Working In Partnership With StemExperience
Year of Engineering Working In Partnership With StemExperience
GetMyFirstJob Working In Partnership With StemExperience
EAL Working In Partnership With StemExperience