Blueprint: Virtual experience of the workplace

Welcome to the LEAN Blueprints. We created our blueprints to help schools and businesses create effective opportunities for students to learn about careers. We've included suggestions and ideas for everything we think you'll need to plan and run successful and impactful careers projects. With the restrictions in place due to COVID-19, traditional careers activities now need to be delivered virtually.

In this Blueprint you'll see information on:

1. What is a virtual experience of the workplace?

2. What needs to be included?

3. How to run a virtual experience of the workplace with an example agenda.


  • Careers Leader
  • Delivery Provider
  • Education Leader
  • Employer
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Trust
  • Volunteer
  • Free
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • BM6: Experiences of the workplace
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • Template
  • SEND