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Simulated work experience

Opportunities that can help you get an insight into what it would be like working in specific sectors and companies.

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Bright Network

Are you looking for an opportunity to boost your employability, develop core career skills and gain insight into working in a particular sector? Bright Network, education institutions and a number of top employers have come together to present a series of three day online programmes designed to offer simulated work experience to every student. Running 28 June 2021 to 22 July 2021, there are eight core sectors students can choose from - Professional Services & Consulting, Technology, Investment Banking and Asset Management, Public Sector, Policy & Charity, Business Operations & Marketing, Audit, Tax & Corporate Finance, Engineering & Infrastructure and Commercial Law.

 All the content will be delivered by leading employers and industry experts whilst also giving participants the chance to do a project which simulates real-life graduate work. Employers involved include Google, Amazon, Capital One, Goldman Sachs, Nestle, Clyde and Co, Vodafone and more.

Applications open Wednesday 12 May to Thursday 24 June.

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Free access to virtual work experience programs with world leading companies. The programmes let you sample ‘life-like’ tasks that provide a better understanding of what it’s like to be a junior employee at that company. They take 5-6 hours to complete and are self-paced. By completing programs, you’ll build the skills that top employers are looking for, develop your confidence and improve your practical skills all of which you can add onto your CV and articulate to future employers. There are no lengthy application processes as programs are free and accessible to all students. Simply pick your program, enrol and get started right away.

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