Virtual Work Experience 2022

Virtual Work Experience

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An opportunity for school students to discover the creative industries and build their professional skills.

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We are excited to announce our Virtual Work Experience event, which will be taking place on Tuesday 12th July 2022.

An opportunity for school students to discover the creative industries and build their professional skills through this free Virtual Work Experience event.

The Catch 22 surrounding work experience can seem impossible to overcome. To get a job, you need experience, but to gain experience, you need a job.  

Our virtual work experience programme is here to help you break out of this loop by boosting your employability, building new skills in VFX, Animation and Games, introducing you to new contacts and expanding your professional network in the creative industry. 

You will take part in activities designed to challenge, inspire and expand your knowledge. 

Our guest speakers will include and cover:

  • Recruiters from Industrial Light & Magic (the studio behind The Mandalorian and Obi-Wan Kenobi, who recruit and train young talent through their Jedi Academy) and Creative Assembly will talk about career opportunities.
  • Industry experts from NextGen Skills Academy will explain the different routes to get into the VFX, animation and games industries.
  • Escapees who now work at Framestore, Dimension Studio and Factory 42 will share their journey from studying with us to getting their first job.

This is an exciting opportunity for you to boost the impact your CV will have on future employers. A FREE course tailored to help YOU land your first job, all from the comfort of your own home. Don't miss out...


Registration for this event is now closed

What to expect?

  • Gain insights into VFX, Animation and Games from the comfort of your own home or watch the event with your peers at school. 
  • Prepare yourself for a career in the booming creative industries. 
  • Exciting opportunity for you to boost the impact your CV will have on future employers.
  • Receive digital recognition for participation at the event and impress employers by listing a Virtual Work Experience ‘attendee/participant badge’ on your LinkedIn or other online profile. 
  • Learn essential skills and knowledge needed to thrive in creative industries.
  • Gain support making the right academic choices for yourself.
  • Our programme is also aligned with Gatsby Benchmarks*; learning from career and labour market, linking curriculum learning to careers, encounters with employers and employees, virtual experiences of workplaces and encounters with further and higher education.  

*Gatsby Benchmark is a framework for delivering quality career guidance to schools and colleges, to support them in making informed decisions for their future.

What’s more for me?

Gain a digital badge

Attendees joining the live event will receive a digital badge after the event. Your digital badge will be sent to the email you used to book your place. Badges will be sent within one week after the event. Unfortunately, we will not be providing badges to attendees watching the recording after the event. You have to be there!

Make the most of our skills sheet

Filling in this skills sheet as you go will help you make the most of the event, and help you assess your progress. Moreover, it will provide you with a basic self-assessment of your knowledge. At the end of the programme, you will be able to identify the areas you might want to focus on improving. 

Attendees submitting their Skills Sheet will be able to receive a 'Participant Badge' in addition to the 'Attendee Badge' . Information on submitting your Skills Sheet will be shared during the event.

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