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Springpod Virtual Work Experience

While it has been challenging to secure onsite work experience so far this year, many students from different year groups have been engaging profitably with various online providers.

Fifteen students enjoyed a range of virtual work experience (VWEX) opportunities over the February half-term through the platform Springpod, across a wide range of industries and professions including law, medicine, finance and marketing.

Sabrina Singh (Rv) enjoyed her medical work experience, commenting that she “learnt a lot of things about the industry. It was interactive which meant I could put what I had learnt into practice; the mini-projects and work pieces I needed to do, allowed me to tap into my creative side and show what I had learnt as well. The webinars were organised amazingly, providing an insight into the profession.”

Eva Saunders (M) undertook an equivalent Law VWEX and said that she “had the opportunity to meet a range of industry professionals from various legal areas of law who gave me an overview of their experiences, both qualifying and within the industry. I learnt some of the key roles and responsibilities of law practitioners, including legal research, advocacy and client communication and legal analysis and drafting, something I would definitely recommend to anyone considering law as a potential career.”

Josh King (H), in a Finance VWEX, also reported positively that “the work experience gave me the opportunity to meet industry professionals during live webinars and I took part in activities and quizzes to develop my skills and knowledge. It was very interesting and it definitely gave me a good knowledge of the industry and I would recommend it to anyone else who is interested in the finance industry.”