Virtual Work Experience (VWEX) 

GE is now offering 100 students a year the chance to take part in our VWEX scheme.  This 20-hr programme runs from 9.30am- 1pm over the course of one week, giving Year 10 and 11s (Scotland S4&5) the chance to achieve an Industrial Cadets Bronze Award at the end.  It combines hearing GE people's career journeys, employability skills workshops and project work. We run two work experiences each year and the next available dates are 4-8 July 2022.  Applications will open via Speakers for Schools in May.


Designed in response to Covid to give young people the chance to still have a taste of working life across the aviation, healthcare, power, renewable energy and health sectors.  GE is hosting this opportunity in conjunction with Speakers for Schools to ensure we meet all the necessary safeguarding requirements.     


During the week of 4-8 July, 50 students will build their skills through online workshops including -

- Writing a great CV and preparing for an interview

- Developing their personal branding and communication techniques

- Preparing and giving a presentation at the end of the week

You will also get to know the aviation, digital, power, renewable energy and healthcare sectors through speed networking sessions with volunteers from all our businesses, talks from our early careers teams and other information sessions.

During a week-long project, you will discover the Lean 5S principles, used across our business You will be challenged to make your morning routine 20% more efficient, so you can spend more time doing the things you enjoy!

You will also have the chance to reflect on your personal development throughout the process, though group mentoring (according to your career interests).

Sessions will run from 9.30am until 13.00pm each day for five days, with a 30-minute break.

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