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’re looking for 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, taking place at the end of June every year.

You will 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 are a girl who is 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

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.

Computer Science/Electrical and Electronic/Engineering Maths

To apply for work experience in Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering or Engineering Mathematics, please complete the

Application form

The application deadline is 3 April. We will confirm places by the end of April.

Civil/Aerospace/Mechanical Engineering

Applications are open for work experience in Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering during the week of 2-6 July 2018.

To register please complete the

Application form

The application deadline is 15 May. We will confirm places by the end of May.

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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