Virtual Work Experience with a Leading Company including Ecology and Archaeology


Available Between

PLEASE NOTE: Students in the areas of Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Coventry and Warwickshire, Hertfordshire and Northamptonshire will be given priority.

Fusion are a joint venture of three major construction companies, currently working with HS2 on their enabling works.

This work experience opportunity will enable you to understand more about working in the construction industry, and open your eyes to a number of different career paths you may not have known even existed, these include archaeology, ecology, engineering and planning. Through spending time with different departments and functions, you will learn about how they each play a part in completing the project, and over the course of week prepare your own project, which you will present to us at the end of the week.

There will be opportunities to speak to apprentices, and people at all stages in their career, and find out more about their journey to the role that they are in.

Departments you will speak with include: engineering, digital engineering, health and safety, procurement, archaeology, ecology, planning and project management.

Before applying please note:

  • Students who have not previously had work experience and do not have access to other opportunities (such as via parents) are especially encouraged to apply.
  • We cannot guarantee which department you will be in so please ensure you would be interested to get a one week taster of a top organisation in any of the departments listed.
  • 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 access the virtual placement online, every day for the entirety of the placement.
  • Placement Notes

    PLEASE NOTE: This placement is a VIRTUAL placement and does NOT require students to attend a physical office. Details about how to access the placement will be sent to students when they are successful.

    Skills/Experiences You Will Gain:

    Understanding how the organisation operates
    Understanding more about the sector
    Understanding how a business operates
    Communication Skills
    Problem solving
    Interpersonal skills
    Interview skills
    Time management
    Giving presentations
    IT skills
    Using new software
    Team work
    Project work

    Great For Students Who Are:

    Team Player
    Hard Working
    Interested in learning industry basics
    Willing to learn
    Keen to try new things

    Candidate Questions

    Below are a number of questions which you will need to answer to apply for this opportunity.
    What would you like to gain from this placement?

    What area/job role interests you and why?

    What are your current plans post-16 (18 if you are currently in sixth form?