Work experience for Year 10 and 11 pupils

A week of seminars, hands-on challenges and exploration of our latest research to help you get a powerful understanding of life at university.

  • Do you want to make a difference in the world?
  • Are you interested in technology and how it will affect our future?
  • Are you thinking about studying A-level Mathematics after your GCSEs?

We welcome talented and enthusiastic Year 10 and 11 pupils to join us for a week of work experience in the University of Bristol’s Faculty of Engineering in June/July every year. 

Work experience students attend seminars, take part in hands-on, experimental challenges, and visit our state-of-the-art research labs. In addition to this, you will be able to talk to our engineering students about what life is like at university, find out more about what you can study, and explore what kinds of jobs might interest you after university.

Girls in Engineering

If you identify as female and are interested in any of our engineering or computing subjects we are particularly keen for you to take part.

Some of the world’s best mathematicians, engineers and technologists are female, and the University of Bristol is proud to encourage and support more women in engineering fields at university and beyond. We aim to allocate an even number of work-experience places to male/female applicants each year.

Individual attention from researchers and other staff in Computer Science and Engineering Mathematics was especially good. Talking to them helped me understand where a degree in these two subjects could lead.

Previous work-experience pupil

COVID-19 - Update

Thank you to those who applied for work experience in 2020. Due to the current situation, it is unclear if it will be possible to run sessions this summer. We will update this page with further information as soon as we can. 

What subjects does the Faculty of Engineering cover?

While we cover traditional engineering areas like civil and mechanical engineering, we focus on a range of other areas as well, including a lot of work with digital and tech industries. Explore our departments to find out about our full range of subjects.

More work experience opportunities

Looking for work experience in a different subject? The University of Bristol offers placements in many different subject areas.

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