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Work Experience - OPPORTUNITIES

NOTE - the school Work Experience portal for searching for placements is:

Students are free to search for opportunities outside of the above portal, some of which are listed below :

BAE Systems


Arup are now accepting applications for work experience at the Bristol office.

They will be accepting Year 10 students for a placement of one week in July 2020. They will also be accepting Year 12 students for a two day placement which will also take place in July 2020.

See below for the work experience application form – each applicant will need to complete the form, and will also require the signature of a parent/guardian, as well as a teacher.

Please either email a completed copy of their form to them at or return the form to their Arup Bristol office by hand (63 St Thomas Street, Bristol, BS1 6JZ).

Please feel free to get in touch with them if you have any further queries regarding their placements.

Application form 

Please note that the closing date for applications is Friday 21st February 2020 and applications received after this date will not be considered.


We will run two weeks (Mon-Fri) for Y10 students and two weeks (Mon-Fri) for Y12 students. Please see below for the dates of our 2020 work experience in Bristol:

Year 10 dates

Week 1: 29th June – 3rd July 2020

Week 2: 13th July – 17th July 2020

 Year 12 dates

Week 1: 20th July – 24th July 2020

Week 2: 27th July – 31st July 2020

Please could students apply through our work experience website:  (I have detailed additional application information below and attached the application form required to this email).

Application Information

As mentioned above, students should be pointed to the Atkins work experience website which includes instructions and a link to the application form ( I have also attached a copy).

Students should complete the application form and return it to (not to this email address) – please ask students to not include a CV as these will not be reviewed for this application, we only look at the application forms from students. These applications forms can be completed online and do not need to be printed out and completed by hand.

Since we only run particular weeks in Bristol, we ask that in the first box in section 4.2 of the application form that students only put down one or both weeks for their year group i.e. a Y10 student may write here “week beginning 29th June” or “week beginning 29th June or 13th July”. Please also can we ask that students write “Bristol” for the office location in the second box in section 4.2 otherwise we will not receive their application here in the Bristol office. This will make the organisation on our end much easier!

Closing dates for applications will be the 1st January 2020. Please ensure that all application forms are sent to by that date. This deadline is likely to be extended (as we are aware it is quite tight) so please encourage students to continue to apply in the New Year but we would appreciate it if all applications could be completed ASAP so we can get an idea of numbers to help us prepare the weeks.


HMRC is one of the biggest Civil Service departments, employing over 70,000 people in 24 different professions. Bristol regional centre, located alongside Bristol Temple Meads train station employs approximately 1100 people, in a variety of professions. These include tax investigators, project managers, guidance analysts, digital web developers and many more. We are offering 5 days’ work experience to students in Bristol and the surrounding areas who are currently studying in years 10 to 13. The dates are as follows:

29/6 for year 10/11

27/7 for year 12/13

 Students who wish to apply will need to complete this application form no later than 31 January 2020. We do however encourage students to apply early as the application window may close before the deadline if we receive large numbers.

If career leaders have any queries please do feel free to email or call me.

Julie Griffiths | Schools & External Outreach Lead - Bristol | HMRC | 3 Glass Wharf | Avon Street | Temple Quarter| Bristol | BS2 0EL | 03000 522722 | Mobile 07388 955803|

GKN - Work Experience 2020 - PLACES NOW FULL



Just a reminder that our work experience applications for next July will be closing at the end of this week, please send this onto your students in years 10 through to 13 that might be interested.  We offer Engineering, Software and Commercial placements.
leaflet click on the above link for further information on the Engineering and Software placements, the Commercial week will offer a similar project based format.

 To apply please click on the following link:

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 Apologies for those that have been confused by the application process for work experience at Atkins for summer 2019. We have had some issues with the new process and the applications were closed early without notice and has caused some confusion with the applications.

 We still have places available for the following dates in the Bristol office.


Our year 12 dates are:

Week 1: 15-19th July 2019

Week 2: 22-26th July 2019


Our year 10 dates are:

Week 1: 24-28th June 2019

Week 2: 1-5th July 2019

Students can apply for either week by filling in the attached form and sending it to (this is also explained on the form).

Please get in touch if you have any further queries.

Application form

The Year in Industry (YINI)

The Year in Industry (YINI) scheme is delighted to again be working with this Exeter based independent, design and production engineering company, to offer a paid engineering placement starting this Summer for 12 months.

This is a call to your Year 13 students who are keen to gain relevant paid work experience in either;

NB: To be considered for the role, students must register with YINI via our website: HERE


The company has grown and is continuing to grow in a competitive environment. It employs 15 engineers developing and manufacturing innovative drilling and control equipment for the oil-field industry.  With a market in specialist and bespoke equipment, it mainly produces small quantity products specifically designed and precision engineered to withstand extreme environmental conditions.


Interviews will be held in Feb/March 2019.

To Apply:

  1. Complete an online application via the YINI website:
  2. Email your interest to Ellen Pugsley on Stating your interest, full name and this vacancy reference 091MPSW-A/B.
  3. YINI will take you through the application process for this role available only via a YINI application


What’s YINI?

We help place students into paid placements with companies across the UK. Once placed, students are supported by a YINI Mentor and can attend one day Master Class Workshops to further develop their work-ready skills and could gain an Industrial Accreditation.

Wessex Water

If any students would like to apply for the programme, please find request forms below, complete and return to  Once we have the form we can process and confirm where possible.

Wessex Water Work Experience flyer

Request form


Year 10 dates

 Week 1: 24-28 June 2019

Week 2: 1-5 July 2019

 Year 12 dates

 Week 1: 15-19 July 2019

Week 2: 22-26 July 2019


 We try and run set weeks for students here in the Bristol office as we feel that this gives them the best experience that is not just shadowing an engineer at a desk. Therefore we ask that in the final box in section 4.2 of the application form that students state “Bristol Y10 week 1”.

 If the chosen work experience dates do not fall within your school’s allocated slots then students can still apply (leaving the final box in section 4.2 blank). If there are any businesses or teams looking for ad hoc work experience students they will look at this list.   

 Closing dates will be the end of March 2019. Please ensure that all application forms get sent to

Nuffield Research Placements 2019

I am getting in touch with a quick reminder that applications for Nuffield Research Placements are still open for your year 12 STEM students who would like some summer holiday work experience in the STEM research sector.  We already have some fantastic student applications, but it is not too late for any others to get involved.

 The link for student applications is below (deadline is 31st January):

 Please check out the details and eligibility criteria and see the student leaflet – most students will need to qualify for a Nuffield bursary.  Let us know if you have any questions.

National Composites Centre

for reference and more info on the company -

Application is via - cover letter and CV to

 Rolls Royce

Bristol Museums - (M-Shed, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery)

To find out more, please contact:

 University of Bristol


I am pleased to let you know that Arup is taking applications for students to have 1 weeks work experience in July at our Bristol Office.

 Please find application form.


Work Experience opportunities are now open for applications here at HSBC.

 The HSBC Work Experience Programme is designed to encourage students from different social-economic backgrounds to find out about banking with a view of joining HSBC either after university of after school through the apprenticeship or undergraduate programmes.

 The programme offers a five day shadowing experience to students in the later years of full-time secondary education, sixth form or college. The programme was set up with the idea to help young people gain an insight into a professional environment, as well as the banking industry.

All Work Experience opportunities will be available through June, July and August 2019. Specific details regarding each opportunity are available on each advert, to be found here:”HSBCWE2019%22&Location=Europe

The application process will entail some online questions and if successful, a telephone interview. To help prepare for this, we recommend checking out our Application Hints and Tips page here:

 Our placements will be spread out across the UK and students can list their location preferences when applying, but please note that we cannot make any guarantees on placing a student in their preferred location as this is subject to availability.

 All applications should be submitted before the deadline of 27th January 2019. As places will be limited, we will be offering placements on a rolling basis, therefore students should apply early to avoid disappointment.

 For further information on the programmes please see our main page here:

 We look forward to hearing from you.

Valentina Jambrušić

HSBC Work Experience Recruitment Team

HSBC Bank Plc
Level 35, 8 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5HQ


Phone:      0207 832 8300