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Talented engineers, technicians and managers are vital to the future success of our engineering and advanced manufacturing sector - and the opportunities are both vast and impressive. 

Work Experience


Whether you’re interested in sound engineering for the music industry, developing green technologies, creating software or designing buildings, STEM industries offer a huge range of career options. Getting work experience lets you see what these industries are really like to work in. It’s also a great way to show your proactivity and to demonstrate your drive and enthusiasm to future employers.

The STEM Experience

The STEM Experience brings together STEM employers and those interested in a STEM career. Employers offer work experience opportunities via The STEM Experience website. Anyone can search for relevant opportunities, regardless of age or educational status, and express an interest in them.

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A traineeship is a course with work experience that gets you ready for work or an apprenticeship. It can last up to 6 months and help with English and maths is also available if you need it.
You can apply if you are:

• Eligible to work in England
• Unemployed and have little or no work experience
• Aged 16 to 24 and qualified below Level 3

You won’t be paid, but you may be given expenses for things like travel and meals.

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