Some year 10 students were very fortunate to be able to complete their work experience before the Lockdown. However, students who were due to take part in their work experience at the end of March were less fortunate.

However, many companies have now created some virtual work experience videos to help students to be able to play some part in this. Please see the links below to take part in a virtual work experience. Please see below some links to a virtual work experience.

Virtual Work Experience Opportunities

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Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS)- Work Experience - Year 9 Upwards:

The BSMS Outreach team and former BSMS student (and ex-BrightMedder!) Jake Bush have worked together to create a fantastic online work experience resource. Predominately designed for those who otherwise wouldn’t have access to “real-world” clinical work experience, this may be of particular interest to your students in the current climate.

The learning content explores some of the key values attributed to being an NHS doctor in a variety of specialities. Using patient case studies, interactive quizzes and activities, the platform encourages students to carefully consider the role of doctor whilst reflecting on their own strengths and weaknesses. The course is completely free of charge and accessible to all, although those in Year 9 or above may benefit the most.

My Week of Work

The Careers and Enterprise Company, in collaboration with Oak National Academy and Learn Live, are launching ‘My Week of Work’ from Monday June 8th. It is an interactive week of careers based learning and bank of resources.

The programme is designed to help to offer an alternative to work experience that Year 10 students may be currently missing out on during the summer term with a dedicated week of 20 lessons, from Oak National Academy, and resources and career videos, from Learn Live. It may also be suitable for Year 9 students.

These lessons aim to support students to gain insight into the world of work and have set tasks to be completed. A free resource, all students need to do is access the lessons directly from the Oak National Academy platform at with no registration required. The tasks can be done at home or in school and there is a dedicated guide here. If you are unable to do this on the week of June 8th the lessons will be available online after.