Virtual Work Experience


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At Ofcom we are at the heart of ensuring people in the UK get the best from their broadband, home phone and mobile services, as well as keeping an eye on the universal postal service, TV and Radio. We also look after the airwaves used by wireless devices like cordless phones, walkie talkies and even some car keys and doorbells.

Ofcom helps to ensure people do not get scammed and are protected from bad practices. This is particularly important for vulnerable or older people. Last year Ofcom was named as the regulator for online harms; this will help to make the UK one of the safest places in the world to be online, especially for children. The new online regulation will be a world first, with Ofcom leading the way in this important work. With offices across the UK, Ofcom has recently opened a new digital and technology hub in Manchester.

We are offering a virtual introduction to the work of Ofcom with an opportunity to hear from our Apprentices and Graduates on their experiences and several introductory sessions on subjects such as: Being an Economist at Ofcom, Engineering at Ofcom, Technology at Ofcom and many more.

Few organisations cover as broad a range of subject matters, skills, and career pathways as Ofcom. From economics to engineering, policy to accountancy, business administration to technology. If there is a particular sector of the communications industry or a work area that you would like to gain experience our work experience placements will provide a valuable first step

Before applying please note:

  • Be sure to read all the details as applications will be selected based on enthusiasm and open-mindedness for this specific opportunity, organisation and industry.
  • Students will need to be able to be available for the week and the sessions will be conducted through Microsoft Teams.

Skills/Experiences You Will Gain:

Career Development Workshop
Communication Skills
Goal setting
Professional Etiquette
Giving presentations
Project work

Great For Students Who Are:

Keen to try new things

Candidate Questions

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