Pocklington School Fourth Year pupil, Eddie Robson, recently received a certificate for completing a virtual engineering work experience course over half term.
Eddie applied to Springpod, an organisation who provide free virtual work experience programmes in a variety of professions to give young people aged 14-19, experience working with top employers in the UK in the most sought after industries. Eddie is thinking of pursuing a career in engineering so he completed an application and was delighted to learn of his selection to participate in an engineering course.
Professionals and academics in engineering provided live workshops including mechanical, electrical, civil, software and chemical engineering, which gave Eddie a good understanding of the skills required for engineering. He had to complete ten hours of activities and work assignments including quizzes and activities for each engineering module, to develop skills and apply the knowledge he had gained. An example was civil engineering, where Eddie planned a route by train from his bed directly to school so he could get there quicker and have more time in bed in a morning! He then had to draft a covering letter as if he were applying to become an engineer. He could complete all the work at a time that suited him.
The course gave Eddie a great insight into the types of engineering he might like to do and he really recommends the experience. After Eddie had received his certificate, a representative from Springpod said, “We were incredibly impressed by the quality of your work and would like to officially say you’re awesome for finishing the programme. Plus you’ve taken that all-important step towards taking control of your future - well done!”
For further information about courses Springpod offer, please click here .