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Cotham School

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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.  




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)