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

39% of UK firms have difficulties recruiting staff with skills in STEM (CBI/Pearson 2014)

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


Big Bang Fair Scotland

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  • Perth College, Crieff Road, Perth
  • PH1 2NX

Big Bang Yorkshire and Humber

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  • Doncaster Racecourse, Leger Way, Pride Park, Doncaster
  • DN2 6BB

Big Bang South West

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  • UWE Bristol Exhibition and Conference Centre, Filton Rd, Stoke Gifford, Bristol
  • BS34 8QZ

Big Bang South East

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  • South of England Showground, Selsfield Road, Haywards Heath
  • RH17 6TL

Working in Partnership With

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