Year 10 Work Experience Summer 2021

June/July Employer Insight Days

We know many students have missed out on vital work experience this year. Therefore the Heart of the South West (HotSW) Careers Hub Team, together with Speakers for Schools have organised a range of employer insights for students – Virtual Work Experience opportunities – taking place every school day during July (and a few in June).

The insights will last up to half a day and will give students a great idea of what working in that industry would look like.

  • Employers will make the sessions as interactive as possible and may include a range of speakers, a tour, an interactive activity and a chance to ask questions.
  • These insights will only be open to South West schools only.
  • Students will needs to apply for the experience via the Speakers for Schools website and will need to sign up in advance: Take Part – Speakers for Schools
  • Space will be made available in school for any student who is successful to be able to access their chosen Insight Day.

Please find below instructions on how to apply. There are some amazing employers signed up and it’s a great opportunity to engage with them! If students need any help in applying, they should speak with their tutor or Head of Year.  

We will also be running 3 days of Work Experience related activities in school on 19-21 July, more details to follow in due course.

How to Apply for Work Experience
Get Set For Success
Heart of the South West – June and July Insight Sessions



If a student doesn’t know what kind of work they want, the following links might help them find something suitable:

Healthcare work experience:

Exeter Chamber of Commerce lists companies working in Exeter:

Skills Map (for finding areas of interest):

Career ideas: