Work experience

Female steel worker.

Our applications for work experience are now closed for 2018. Applications will open for our 2019 work experience placements in December 2018.

We deliver highly structured and valuable work experience programmes for students at every stage of their academic career. 

Introduction to industry (Industrial Cadets Bronze Award)

Working with Industrial Cadets, this accredited programme provides students in Year 9 with a great understanding of how our organisation operates, and how the different functions and teams work together to deliver a great product and service for our customers. This programme helps students understand the many careers available through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and the amazing contribution that can be made through technology, innovation and team working. 

Work experience (voluntary)

Our one- or two-week voluntary work experience placements are aimed at students working towards their GCSEs in Year 10 and 11 or those studying A-levels or equivalent qualifications in Year 12 and 13. We have opportunities available during both term time and school holidays across our engineering, technical and functional departments. We aim to give students a good understanding of our working environment while enabling them to develop a wide range of skills including, communication and interpersonal, technical and problem solving by working within a team environment, carrying out practical work and understanding processes.

Link Scheme

Students in Year 12 and 13 can undertake a four-week work experience programme. They're given a project within a team or department and report back to senior management on completion to demonstrate what they've delivered. Students will often work alongside our undergraduate placement students and graduates giving them a good support network.

Click on one of the areas below to discover more about our voluntary work experience placements: