Pearson Business School launches new Virtual Work Experience programme featuring IBM, BBC and L'Oréal

Pearson Business School, part of Pearson College London, has announced the launch of their brand-new Virtual Work Experience programme which is set to take place from the 7th-8th July.

Aimed at students aged between 16 and 18, the programme is designed to introduce young people to the professional world.

The free, two-day event will be delivered in collaboration with experts from IBM, Bloomberg, L'Oréal, Pearson and the BBC. Throughout the event, industry professionals will be setting activities and challenges as well as sharing their own experiences of breaking into the workplace.

Will Holt, Dean of Pearson Business School said: “Our Virtual Work Experience Event provides a great opportunity for young people to start building essential networks and develop the professional skills that they will need to find jobs and career opportunities. We're delighted to be joined by a high calibre of professionals and guest speakers who will be sharing their industry expertise”

The event consists of three different sessions taking place each day. Attendees will get the opportunity to partake in sessions on the following:

  • Securing work experience
  • Career insights
  • Making an impact online
  • Equipping for the future

Within the sessions, attendees will also get the chance to network with guest speakers, take part in a business challenge and receive a digital badge after completion of the programme.

Paloma Shakouri, event speaker, said: “Pearson Business School’s Virtual Work Experience programme is a fantastic opportunity for young people to learn about the world of work. Once they understand the wide range of careers available and how to get there it will only aid them in making their future decisions.”

The official schedule is now available to download and bookings can be made here.