Virtual Work Experience – Barclays

Virtual Work Experience gives students a unique opportunity to gain work experience in a company that they might not normally get access to – while highlighting the essential skills they might need. Students can use Virtual Work Experience to see the inner workings of Freeformers, a ‘digital transformation’ agency, and actively work with different departments on one exciting project – helping them solve problems and complete real-life tasks.

Top tips
  • Virtual Work Experience can be used effectively alongside Barclays LifeSkills
  • Use this resource as a planned activity with pre- and debrief-activities, built in to support students’ understanding
  • Help students get more out Virtual Work Experience by following the links through to LifeSkills content


  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Free
  • BM6: Experiences of the workplace
  • Work experience (1-2 week block)
  • Workplace visits
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • SEND and vulnerable students
  • Aspiration raising
  • BM2: Learning from Career and Labour Market Information
  • Labour market information for students
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Lesson plans
  • Videos
  • SEND