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This section of the website is devoted to live Q&A sessions with our own advisers or external employers. We will promote the Live Q&A’s in advance and you can also access session archives below.

Virtual Work Experience

Virtual work experience can be a fantastic opportunity to develop your skills and experience.  As well as providing insight into job roles and organisations it can also give you access to some of the biggest global employers for future job roles.

Forage- Remote work experiences

We have partnered with Forage to offer students a huge range of virtual work experience opportunities with some of the top global employers.  There are around 100 virtual experiences to choose from- there is no cost, and you can complete as many as you like.  Each program is around a 5-8 hour time commitment. 

How does it work?

  1. Recruiters from global organisations create virtual experience programs to train and look for the best candidates to hire.
  2. Sign up with your University email address and complete any program at your own pace to gain real world work experience.
  3. If you apply for a job after completing a program, Forage data shows your chances of being hired are now 2- 5 times higher!

Set up your profile now to get started:

Forage

Lincoln Award

To use virtual work experience for a 20-point Lincoln Award Develop activity you need to do the following:

  • Complete 2 programs with Forage.
  • Complete this reflection document
  • Submit the reflection document on your Lincoln Award digital pathway in the Develop-Employability Activity section.

Paperound – Remote paid work experiences

Paperound.com connects university students with paid ad-hoc work for UK start-ups and SMEs. This is a great way to pick up flexible work and build your experience while at university.

Logo for Paperound

You can set their own availability and hourly price, and companies will book you in to complete work on a task-by-task basis. All the work is completed remotely, and payment is made securely through the platform once you have completed the task.

To read more about Paperound and sign up, head to the website.