There are a variety of industries that are fast-paced, rewarding and exciting and these include the creative, education and banking sectors. These workplace practice activities will help you gain insight into the kind of skills the roles of a graphic designer, primary school teacher and banker may require through a virtual work experience project.
The Practise managing workplace challenges workbook contains practice tasks similar to ones you would be likely to complete on a work experience placement, so you can get a feel for the kind of tasks you might be set in these roles. Each brief takes between 1-3 hours to complete and you can use the interactive fields to type out your ideas including the research you need, and then consider how you will present it to persuade others to take your idea forward.
Practising answering briefs can help you develop core transferable skills that are essential in the workplace. In the downloadable workbook you’ll choose from three projects across different industries that highlight transferable skills. This enables you to practise the skills you already have, and work on the ones you want to develop, by working through each task in as much detail as possible
Choose from the below work experience briefs:
The Practise meeting challenges Guidance tips document contains examples of how each element of the workbook could be completed to meet the briefs and can be downloaded if you need some inspiration or are stuck for ideas. Remember though, these are just some of the ways they can be done so try and think creatively to come up with your own ideas.
You can also hear from young people in different job roles, including a teacher and graphic designer, to find out how they got into their role, their day-to-day tasks and some of the challenges and opportunities they encounter by watching the BBC Bitesize career films here.
When you’ve completed your task, you can either try another one or click here to find more ideas on how to get access free virtual work experience opportunities.
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Barclays LifeSkills - Online Work Experience
Register for our programme starting Mon 24th October 2022, for young people in the UK aged 14-19, with online activities and 5 live sessions with Barclays employees.
Virtual Work Experience
Experience a day in the world of a digital agency with a unique and highly interactive video.