Tomorrow's Engineers Work Experience Guide

Work experience

Support, guidance and template documents for engineering and manufacturing employers wishing to offer work experience to students.

Engineering Work Experience: An Employer’s Guide 

Tomorrow’s Engineers, The Royal Academy of Engineering and a number of engineering companies have worked together to produce a useful guide for employers who are looking to offer work experience to secondary school students.

If you are an employer and you would like some guidance and examples of good practice, please download this guide, which comes with template application form, permission letter, risk assessment, confidentiality agreement and everything else you’ll need!

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Work experience project templates

We have come up with a selection of suggested 2-day to 1-week work experience projects that students could undertake with engineering employers. Employers can use these ‘off the shelf’, or as a basis for devising their own work experience projects.

Project 1 - Overseas selling
Project 2 - Improving recruitment
Project 3 - Professional Engineering Institutions
Project 4 - Reducing Waste
Project 5 - Quality Improvement Measures
Project 6 - Energy
Project 7 - Employer engagement with schools
Project 8 - Planning a school visit
Project 9 - Careers information
Project 10 - Employee feedback

Work experience template documents

Employers can adapt the following templates and use them in their own work experience programmes:

Sample work experience policy (from Crossrail)
Sample work experience application form for students
Sample work experience preparation letter to students
Student’s work experience diary template
Suggested information for parents
Sample work experience permission form
Careers conversations and learning outcomes for students
Example of safeguarding guidance
Risk assessment template
Sample confidentiality agreement
Sample IPR agreement
Work Experience – Finmeccanica employer case study