Year 12 Work Experience

Work experience week is a very important, enriching part of your Year 12 experience. Not only does it support your UCAS/apprenticeship/job application, but it is also a valuable opportunity to gain employability skills.

Here at George Abbot School, the feedback we get from both students and employers after the placements is extremely positive – it truly is a rewarding experience, not to mention a great opportunity to network and make contacts for your future.

There is a lot of support available to help you source your placements. Please do not hesitate to drop into USIC to see the Careers Team or email for an appointment

Employers – we have a page dedicated to opportunities for working with us at this link

Work Experience Opportunities

We have a number of excellent resource providers bringing you a huge range of virtual work experience opportunities, including Speakers for Schools and Springpod.

There are many exciting opportunities in various industries including:

Fashion and Marketing, Politics, Rail Services, Infrastructure, Publishing, Environment, Construction, Business and Insurance, the Army, Social Enterprise, Tourism, Property Services, Management Consultants.

In our current situation, with real-life experiences limited we would really encourage you to have a look at the links and read more about each opportunity. Any additional work experience/insight days you participate in are a fantastic way for you to enrich your studies, add to your CV and personal statement and gain some important knowledge, facts and information about how companies and industry work.

Please note some opportunities are limited to certain school years. If you would like any further information or assistance with an application, please contact

Please note George Abbot School have not organised these events and all booking must be completed directly through the booking links provided.


We would also like to remind you to practice safe internet use and only ever interact with a speaker if you are part of a group.

Parents/carers please note, George Abbot School cannot take responsibility for the students whilst viewing and/or interacting in workshops etc. Additionally, we cannot take responsibility for work experience undertaken during the school holidays and we will not undergo any risk assessments/insurance checks. The relationship in this instance is between yourself, your son/daughter and the employer.

If you are signing up for any opportunities, please do let us know so we can keep an up to date record of your achievements. Please email our Careers team:

Virtual Work Experience Opportunities from Springpod

Springpod offer a wide range of virtual work experience opportunities. For the list of programmes and information about deadlines, dates and how each experience works, please click the link above.

Virtual Work Experience Opportunities from Speakers For Schools

Speakers For Schools have a number of work experience opportunities for Years 10-13. Please sign in here to search and apply, to see the programme and check deadline dates.

Click here for a summary of work experience opportunities.

Virgin Media – Work Experience Opportunities

Virgin Media O2 are offering a limited number of spaces on a virtual work experience program the first week of the Easter holidays. This is for young people aged 14 – 16.

CLICK HERE for full details to apply and add the code VM02C2.

Please share with your students who are thinking about an apprenticeship within technical roles and engineering roles. This would be a great addition to a young persons CV. Any queries email-


Neon Future – Work Experience Opportunities


Have you ever wondered what working for the NHS is really like? It’s a universal healthcare system that is crucial for treating patients and saving lives on a daily basis, but we often don’t fully understand what it’s like! This module will help with that – from introducing you to how the NHS is structured to introducing the core values and beliefs of the NHS, you’ll gain an insight into what it’s like to work in healthcare settings, and how it feels to truly make a difference

Springpod have teamed up with the Health Education England to bring you some fascinating work related virtual modules. These free online work experiences are spread over 10 hours which you can do at your own pace.

The courses are as follows:-


Nursing and Midwifery—south-east/WEXP-00003?queryID=6377eb99eb8c37793a1f40807c35b8c4

Allied Health Professions


Bite-sized 5-6 hour virtual work experience programs that give students a genuine career advantage with the world’s top companies.

Small Piece Trust

Please click here for opportunities. Please do note there is a cost involvement for each individual course.

Surrey County Council Virtual Work Experience

Surrey County Councils virtual work experience offer is now live.

We’re pleased to let schools know that in partnership with Youth Employment UK we have developed a virtual work experience module to offer students the opportunity to find out more about working for Surrey County Council and the careers on offer. There are both KS3 and KS4 supporting workbooks for students and teaching guides for teachers, though the module can be accessed by anyone at any age.

You can view the module here: Surrey County Council Work Experience Guide – Youth Employment UK

If you have any questions please contact Emma Slade, Early Careers Consultant or Peter Parish, Performance Consultant


Coca-Cola Europacific Partners has launched their new on-demand virtual work experience programme.


  • The work experience programme designed for young people aged 14-18 and is free
  • The duration is 2 hours and students can work through at their own pace
  • Students will gain important skills for their CV, future applications and interviews
  • There is the opportunity to have a go at a real industry challenge and create a social media campaign
  • CCEP has worked with Whizz-Kidz to ensure young people with mobility issues and disabilities have the opportunity to participate in these on-demand opportunities.

SATRO Research Work Placements

Offering unique opportunities to work with research organisations and companies across Surrey and produce an innovative project related to the application and use of STEM or an associated area. For more information, please click here.

Nuffield Research Placements

STEMPOINT/Nuffield Research can provide Year 12 students with an engaging online research project supervised by an expert at a university, research institute or company. For more information please see the posters below or visit: