Springpod has been working with colleges, schools, universities and employers in the UK for the past 4 years to build virtual work experience programmes for their students. We have helped our partners to create interactive and highly engaging virtual programmes for all year groups.
Our programmes include live interactions between students and global employers (Barclays, EY, PWC, JP Morgan, M&S, JLL, Airbus to name but a few) who have partnered with us and therefore we have been able to implement into the school or colleges careers programmes, linked to the students curriculum, and focused on closing any gaps in the students employability skills. Virtual work experience has changed the way students learn about the workplace, it is accessible for everyone, no matter where they are in the world, and feedback has suggested that it's here to stay. We cover industries and subject areas such as Law, Medicine, Journalism, Engineering, Veterinary, TV & Film, Psychology to name but a few. This gives students the ability to taste different industries and career pathways. We have launched internationally with our first sign up being Kolej Tuanku Ja'afar (KTJ) one of FOBISIA's Member Schools, set to launch on the 21st June 2021.
We are extremely excited to partner with FOBISIA which will allow us to talk to all of your members about how we can help their students participate in meaningful virtual work experience. As of September 2021, we have over 240,000 students signed up to our platform in the UK and this number is growing by 25,000 each month. Through our work with leading employers and over 4,000 schools, colleges and universities, 150,000 students have spent ~1.5 million hours on our platform in 2021.