27 October 2021

Virtual work experience opportunities

Future First is delighted to be able to offer free virtual work experience opportunities

Work experience is an important part of any young person’s journey towards employment. In the last year we know that young people have not had the same access to opportunities to experience the world of work. YouGov polling for the Sutton Trust (2021) has revealed that 61% of employers have had to cancel some or all of their work experience placements.

Promoting social mobility and fair access to the working world is now more important than ever. We want to bridge this gap for young people and provide them with the essential careers insight that they need to strive for success.


 
Virtual work experience: Health & Social Care

Future First worked closely with Widening Participation in Medics Network, to create a free downloadable, virtual work experience pack which provides an insight into the health and social care industry and helps students practice key employability skills to help them access future opportunities.

WPMN is an organisation that exists to break down barriers to the profession by forming a supportive community, offer tips, resources and advice for prospective and current medical students from underrepresented groups.

What’s included?

Our Work Experience in Health and Social Care pack is a week-long work experience programme which includes a workbook and a guidebook. The packs include the following: pre-recorded video messages and guided presentation slides; a student workbook which will be used simultaneously with interactive activities; top tips on pursuing careers in Medicine, Nursing, Social Work and Healthcare services from our alumni volunteers.

Through the use of this easily accessible and helpful resource, students can develop and strengthen their insight into a range of opportunities related to health and social care.

What are the benefits of taking part?

  • You will receive a certificate accrediting your achievement when you send us your completed student workbook
  • An excellent experience to add to your CV and job application forms
  • You will receive live feedback from one of our alumni volunteers or employer partners on your final challenge task
  • A great opportunity to develop your interpersonal skills
  • Self-evaluation, viewing your progress, skills and targets

 

 
Virtual work experience: Third Sector
Future First has created this virtual work experience opportunity to give an insight into working at a charity like Future First. Lasting one week, you will ‘meet’ a team member every day and complete a task. Activities will help candidates build on the skills and experience they’d need for many careers, not just the charity sector.

What’s included?

Our Work Experience in Third Sector pack is a week-long work experience programme which includes a workbook and a guidebook.  On each day throughout the week, students have the chance to ‘meet’ a Future First team member through our video series, and are then given a task relating to that team member’s role. There are a range of activities to do, from sorting data for Laura, our Director of Operations and Finance, to writing social media posts for our Regional Lead, Nat. These activities will help students build on the skills and experience they’d need for many careers, not just the charity sector.  Send us your completed Student Workbook and we’ll send you a certificate.

What are the benefits of taking part?

  • You will receive a certificate accrediting your achievement when you send us your completed student workbook
  • An excellent experience to add to your CV and job application forms
  • You will receive feedback from a Future First staff member
  • Gain experience in a range of activities associated with third sector work, from sorting data and finance to writing social media posts.
  • Self-evaluation, viewing your progress, skills and targets

 
 
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