Calling all budding Architecture, Engineering and Construction professionals

Virtual Work Experience

ONLY £35 + VAT per student/week

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Offer available to all school and college students age 14 to 19 – please secure your spaces as soon as possible

Interested in Architecture, Engineering & Construction careers?

Learn from the best in the business at our virtual work experience weeks.
An experience like no other!

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Get work-ready

Develop key knowledge and employability, technical and business skills required for a professional career in architecture, engineering and construction.

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Get discovering

Work with real Architecture, Engineering and Construction professionals and learn how they tackle challenges to develop people and planet-friendly designs.

Get creating

Create a digital OR paper-based portfolio that comes with an accredited award – great for CVs and something to show a prospective employer!

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Get engaging

Structured week of interactive activity via ‘Learn Live’ – a DfE approved platform accessed by mobile phone, computer, laptop or tablet.

Work hasn’t stopped, so why should work experience?

2020 will be remembered as the year the world stayed home. That included the exciting STEM-focused “AEC” industry (that’s Architecture, Engineering and Construction).

Thousands of young people were (and may continue to be) unable to access a work experience opportunity to explore the ‘real world of work’ and start building their CVs.

Thanks to the support of leading Universities and AEC companies, and access to some of their amazing real-life projects, Class Of Your Own (creator of DEC) was one of the first organisations to design and deliver virtual work experience programmes during lockdown.

It proved to be relevant and inspirational and also presented an equal opportunity* to those without access to computers at home.

Class Of Your Own offers students access to a high-quality experience using a combination of engaging short films, presentations and live discussions, all presented on DfE approved platform “Learn Live”.

Students develop the key knowledge and employability, technical and business skills required for a career in architecture, engineering and construction.

They produce a portfolio of work (guided by our helpful template) including a design and model using any software or gaming programme they are familiar with, or using paper and recycled materials for their model (cardboard, yoghurt pots…think Blue Peter!).

*National surveys carried out by Ofcom and numerous others discovered that mobile phone ownership is “almost universal” once children are in secondary school and that smartphones are more popular than a computer for going online. COYO is known for the introduction of digital processes in its ‘Design Engineer Construct!’ Learning Programme delivered in secondary schools, but worked closely with schools to ensure that home-learners could dial in safely to mobile conferencing platforms to access professional support. They were also able to present paper-based outcomes to evidence set tasks where necessary. A report from St. Joseph’s Catholic College, Swindon outlines such support.

Enrol Today

Offer available to all school and college students age 14 to 19 – please secure your spaces as soon as possible