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.


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:-


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Allied Health Professions

Young Professionals Females of the Future – Leicester Square

  • Thursday 30th November, 5pm – 8pm
  • Open to all students in Y11, Y12, Y13

Targeted to students looking to get into the Business, Finance, Accounting, Law & STEM

Employers Involved include Goldman Sachs, Bloomberg, KPMG, RAF, TfL, Fidelity International, Legal & General & many more!

Application link

TFL (Transport for London) Virtual Insight Event

· Tuesday 28th November 5.00pm – 6.30pm

· Open to all students in Y11, Y12 Y13

· Targeted to students looking to get into Engineering, Business and Technology · Application link


AICPA CIMA Virtual Insight Event

· Wednesday 29th November 2023, 5.00pm – 6.30pm

· Open to all students Y11, Y12 Y13

· Targeted to students looking to get into Accounting, Finance & Investment Management, and Business · Application link


Lloyds Banking Group Virtual Insight Evening The UK’s largest bank with 30+ million customers and over 877.8 billion GBP of total assets under management

· Tuesday 5th December 2023, 5.00pm – 6.00pm

· Open to all students in Y11, Y12 Y13

· Targeted to students looking to get into Business, Finance, Accounting, Data Analytics, Technology, Risk, and HR

· Application link


RAF Engineering Virtual Insight Event

· Tuesday 5th December 2023, 5.00pm – 6.30pm

· Open to all students in Y11, Y12 Y13

· Targeted to students looking to get into Engineering and STEM · Application link à

Work Experience & Apprenticeship Opportunities with PwC

  • Tuesday 28th November, 5pm – 6pm

Calling all aspiring accountants, technologists and business professionals! We have a really exciting opportunity for you with non other global professional services giant PwC.

PwC audits billions of pounds of clients money a global scale for massive corporations, businesses and high net worth individuals. If you are eager to explore diverse career paths within the dynamic corporate world then PwC is your one stop shop. PwC are one of the big 4 and ranked number one as the UK’s top student employers.

You’re probably still considering what you want to do after school and many of you will be considering the degree apprenticeship route or heading off to university. PwC’s flying-start degree programs and work experience offer you the best of both worlds.

This incredible event opportunity will feature engaging workshops and panel discussions with senior individuals who will take you behind the scenes of PwC’s operations, sharing their experiences and unique insight to working for a big 4 firm.

Whether you’re an aspiring accountant, consultant, or tech enthusiast, the PwC has something for everyone. Explore the multitude of career opportunities and work experience available at PwC and gain insights into world-class apprenticeship programs, degrees, and their hugely popular summer work experience!

Application Link:


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: