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Work Experience 

Year 10 work experience week will be  1 - 5 July 2019

Please see the link below to the work experience form (WEX) that needs to be returned to school.

Dates to return form:
Outside Bristol Friday 8 February 2019.
Bristol area Friday 5 April 2019.

Placement Search

Using the learn about work link - Students will need to find our school name and log on using the password and PIN number that has been provided. This will then allow students to search and look up companies that have been used for work experience in the past. It will give the address, contact name and contact number and a job description.  


Circomedia Work Experience 2019

Circomedia are once again inviting Year 10 students interested in arts based Work Experience to apply for a placement in summer 2019.  Our week long placement will be held at the start of July, dates to be finalised very soon.

Our aim for the placement is to give Year 10 students a broad taste of working behind the scenes within a mixed arts organisation.  Of course there will be an opportunity to have a go at some circus and physical theatre - it wouldn't be Circomedia without it! - but the intention is to provide a much wider experience that accommodates all, not just those who like to perform.

The young people will learn all about marketing and fundraising within the arts with our Marketing and Development teams.  They will get to work with our technicians to help prepare for a show.  They will experience what it's like to work in Front of House for a busy theatre as they assist members of the public and Box Office staff at one of our events.

Please see Mrs Arnold for application forms.

St Monica Trust Work Expereince Open day

For young people in the Bristol area between 14 - 18 years old
Thursday 29 November 4pm - 6pm
Oatley Hall, Cote Lane, Westbury-on-Trym BS9 3UN

Attend this exciting event to find out about the possible work experience opportunities that we are able to offer across a variety of our sites and departments. You will be provided with information on how to apply and to learn about further career prospects across the St Monica Trust

What are the benefits of work experience?
You can learn something new about yourself, do something that you are good at and increase, improve and maintain your skills. In some roles, you may gain experience of working alongside older people or trial working in more than one department to gain knowledge of the variety of roles on offer.

What will the St Monica Trust do for me?
You will be supported and mentored by experienced staff and provided with an induction. The activities will give you hands on experience allowing you to practice what you have learnt. You will be given free meal vouchers.

Burges Salmon work experience

Bright Sparks - Work Experience Programme

Launched in 2013 our bespoke programme was developed to allow school students from a variety of backgrounds to gain skills and experience by participating in workshops and group projects, presenting to business people as well as experiencing life in a busy law firm.  It forms part of our commitment to offer fair access to quality work experience which is part of the legal sectors collaboration as part of PRIME  Over the years we have received very positive feedback from the students themselves, parents and teachers. 

Each summer we provide 24 placements, 12 students per week, aimed at Year 10 to Year 12.  We very much welcome applications from a wide range of schools. 

Dates are as follows:

  • Week 1:  8 - 12 July 2019
  • Week 2:  15 – 19 July 2019

Students will be required to apply on-line via our website.  The application form will be available on our website at the end of October.

Further information about both programmes is available on our website at:.  A pdf brochure about both programmes is also attached, if you would like hard copies please do let me know. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Sarah Hamnett/Kerrie Baxter on, or Kirsty Green-Mann, Head of Corporate Responsibility

Bristol Old Vic work experience opportunity.

Applications are now open for this year’s Yr 10 work experience week which will take place from 1-5 July, 2019. Please note that we are unable to accept placements outside of this week.  

During this week the group will: 

  • Gain an insight into the everyday running’s of a leading regional theatre
  • Learn about the diverse range of jobs available in the theatre 
  • Take part in a variety of workshops led by different departments such as Box Office, Producing, Marketing and Engagement 
  • Meet a range of other young people interested in theatre
  • Complete the Bronze Arts Award

How to apply

Please complete an application form or application video before the deadline. If successful we will invite you to an interview at Bristol Old Vic. From there we will choose the participants for this years’ work experience programme.

Applications close on Monday 14 January 2019, 5pm

Interviews will take place between Monday 4 - Friday 1 February 2019

Please send your application to by Monday 14 January 2019, 5pm.

For more information please visit our website -

National Composites Centre

The National Composites Centre is offering an exciting week long work experience to inspire you as a student to become an engineer of the future. The aim of the work experience is to help you to make the right career decisions. During the week you will get an insight into the NCC’s 5 capabilities: Design and Simulation, Materials, Process Engineering, Automated Processing and Manufacturing.

The dates for work experience will be confirmed in January but it is likely to be June/July 2019. The application process will be open from Thursday 4th October – Monday 31st December. Applications will be reviewed after the closing date and we aim to respond to you by Friday 15th February 2019.

If you have any questions, please email

Renishaw Work Experience

Engineering work experience week

Students who attend will be allocated into teams and will be given an Engineering project to work on over the course of the week, during the week students will also have the opportunity to meet real Engineers, have a tour of Renishaw and find out a lot more about our career opportunities for young people.

  • This will be run twice, weeks commencing 8th and 15th July 2019
  • There will be 48 places each week

Software work experience week

Students who attend this experience will be working in teams on a Software project and will also have the opportunity to find out more about Renishaw, have a tour and find out more about our early career opportunities.

  • This will be run week commencing 8th July 2019
  • There will be 20 places

Please find attached our work experience flyer which contains further details, this year we have decided to open our work experience applications earlier than usual as we appreciate that schools like their students to secure places with employers prior to the Christmas break.  All of our applications are online, please see below for the link.

The University of Bristol School of Earth Sciences

The University of Bristol School of Earth Sciences will be running a week of work experience from Monday 1 July to Friday 5 July, 2019.

We are now inviting applications for the 12 places on the 2019 programme and would like to encourage applications from Schools in the area.

Full details and the application process can be found on the website.

Airbus in the UK, 2019 Work Experience

Airbus is offering a fantastic opportunity for students to gain work experience and help them stand out from the crowd.

Length: 4 days
Sites: Filton & Broughton
Ages: 14-19

How to apply
Email a CV and a covering letter to
Include Airbus WEX Broughton or Airbus WEX Filton to the subject line.
Include preferred dates.

Applications open until:
  *   Friday 30 November 2018 for the February half term and Easter dates
  *   Friday 1 March 2019 for the Summer term dates
  *   Selection will be based on the application
  *   Successful applicants will be notified after the closing dates

2019 dates:
Summer Term Time:
17 June - 20 June (Filton and Broughton)
1 July - 4 July (Filton and Broughton)
15 July - 18 July (Filton and Broughton)