Category Archives: Work Experience

Work Experience

PwC Insight Week

It is my pleasure to inform you that PwC has now opened its applications to our Business Insight Week and Big Data Camp 2017! These week-long paid summer placements for Year 12 students aim to give young people an opportunity to gain access to professional services and develop both their employability skills and confidence to help secure a role within the organisation longer term.  

We have around 150 places across 18 offices in the UK (5 offices in the North) and we will fully support each student through buddying and employability skills tutoring. Each student will gain an insight into PwC through a full induction and time spent shadowing a current employee to see first-hand what life at PwC is all about. Beyond the week, successful students will have the opportunity to be fast tracked onto one of our longer term programmes for 2017 or beyond. The weeks will be running this year on 31st July, 7th August and 21st August.

We would like to ask you to share the details of this exciting new programme with your students who may find it of interest. They’ll need to be in Year 12 and expected to achieve a minimum of a 96 UCAS tariff. They also need to demonstrate a genuine interest in PwC and the world of business. Students can apply now online but the deadline is the 28th February

Students can apply online through our website here:


Leeds School of Physics and Astronomy Open Days

Physics Taster Day for Year 12 Students

Thursday 30 March 2017

Have you ever wondered what studying physics at university is like? Join us as an undergraduate student for the day!  You’ll attend a lecture, solve challenging problems during a workshop and complete an undergraduate-level lab session in the afternoon!

Physics Summer School for Year 11 Students

Tuesday 11 July to Thursday 13 July 2017

Experience life as an undergraduate physics student at the University of Leeds on this two-night residential summer school for Year 11 students where you’ll get a chance take part in lectures, perform hands-on lab experiments and live in University of Leeds halls of residence.

Physics Work Experience Week for Year 12 Students

Monday 17 July to Friday 21 July 2017

Throughout the week, you will experience what it’s like to work in the School of Physics and Astronomy, meeting academics and students, learning about current research carried out within the School.  At the end, you’ll present your research to your peers, external guests, staff and students at a conference-style event.  You’ll gain skills in research, problem solving and collaborative group work – all while working in an academic setting.

Please contact Ms Erin McNeill, Physics Outreach Officer, at or 0113 343 4065 for more information.


KAPLAN Apprenticeships


Combine paid work experience with study towards a relevant qualification in accounting and financial services with qualifications including CIMA, AAT, ICAEW and the Chartered Insurance Institute. Businesses are recruiting throughout the UK.

A Kaplan Internship is an alternative route into a new career path that doesn’t rely on previous academic qualifications and combines formal study with employability skills with up to 6 weeks work experience in a business.