How Do I Find Work Experience?

Work Experience Guidance (WEX) 

Monday 8th- 12th July

The values of work experience

  • Work-place insight
  • Careers insight
  • Skills development 
  • Increase confidence
  • Opportunities for future employemnt


How To Find A Placement?

What is it you'd like to do? Are you willing to travel or would like something local? Are there particular skills you'd like to develop such as leadership skills in sports coaching or people skills, communication and confidence in a cafe 


RAS has a list of employers used on previous WEX placements, which you are welcome to contact.

Click here for the list.

You can also google search companies using keyworks for example, vets, architechs or healthcare in Bath/ Bristol.

Send an email to the employer asking for work experience, you're welcome to use this template and adjust it to suit you.

Click here for email template

Give the employer a call. If it's a small business ask to speak to the Manager. If it is a large business ask to speak to the work experience coordinator.

If you do call, be sure to list the questions you want to ask before hand. You will also need information such as the dates and times of work experience and your contact details.

You can always drop into the business and ask in person. Remember to look presentable.

We are offering work experience workshops if you need support finding a placement. Let you tutor know if you would like to come along.


Who can I talk to about work experience?

Miss Taylor the Careers Adviser is available to speak with students who would like to discuss education, employment and careers.

You are invited to email Miss Taylor: 

Alternatively, you're very welcome to talk to Mrs Rogers ,Teacher in Charge of Careers in M18.


On this page you'll find opportunties available for work experience and careers confierences, which may give you an insight into a particluar career.


Virtual Work Experience


Royal Untied Hospital

Work Experience

Check in here regularly to see any job opportunities, work experience and other useful infomation.

RUH Work Experience and Information on Apprenticeships

See what the RUH has to offer here

Careers Advice offered by the RUH

The RUH is commited to providing careers advice and support to students at local schools here


NHS Careers

NHS Cadets

St John’s Ambulance have launched a new NHS Cadets scheme providing opportunities to explore skills, knowledge and volunteering roles within the NHS. Read more about it in a leaflet here and on the website here

Careers in the NHS



STEM and medicine Summer Experience- Lindon July and August 2023




Mighty Girls and V Code are teaming up to offer girls an opportuntity to devlop skills in coding.

For more information click here


Armed Forces  Work Experience

Experience life in the forces click here

Army Officer Scholarship Scheme 16 - 18 year olds

Receive sponsorship through sixth form and university, before joining the Army in a leadership role.


Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Project Search

This is a transition to work programme for people with learning disabilities and autism. To find out more, see here


Other Work Experience Opportunties

Work Experience Opportunities in 28 Industries

Career Programmes for ages 12-18 run by InvestIn. NB these programmes incur a fee 

Virtual Work Experience

Sign up here and take a look at all the opportunities to build up your CV and get free work experience.

Barclays Lifeskills

 Virtual Work Experience


Higher Education


Pathway is a careers service that can connect you with leading UK employers to gain experience and figure out your next steps after school. See here for their upcoming events

See here for a video about joining their programme.


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