We provide real life experiences to everybody who would like to learn more about BT, Adastral Park, career options, and our Life@Work message.
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The registration of interest for 2024 is now closed. We will open registration of interest for the 2025 season on 1st September 2024 with the aim to provide a 9 week period of 1-week long experiences again.
Those 9 weeks include all the major local schools. A defined period allows us to prepare efficiently and leaves the rest of the year for all the other stuff we offer, like SEND work experience, Insights Experiences and Assembly Lectures.
We would like to give as many students the opportunity to spend some time with us. Our placements are designed to provide all the insights needed within a week.
We have created an exciting insights programme to run alongside the project work, starting with a welcome and health & safety briefing on Monday, ending with a student feed-back presentation on Friday and a lot of cool things to see in between. For students to enjoy the full experience they need to join on a Monday.
These are half day visits to Adastral Park where groups of up to 16 students learn about BT, Adastral Park, Careers and a lot of things that we do here.
Students who have not been at Adastral Park before, don't quite know if technology and computing really is their calling, are not sure if a big company like ours is the place where they would want to work, or who want to know more about the application process will benefit most.
A usual Insights Experience consists of a welcome presentation, Adastral Park and Showcase tour and Early Careers Panel, at which up to 2 apprentices and 2 Graduates talk about their experience. The event can be tailored through further tech talks and lab visits.
For individuals we usually organise Insights Experiences during half term and holiday periods.
Most of these group visits are organised through the schools for students as well as staff. If you think a school might benefit from this experience, please tell them about it and ask them to register via the form.
We recently trialled assembly sessions with schools with the aim to get the 'Life @ Work' message across to Year 8 and 9. The school requested the use of the British Science Week Sustainability material as this was due on their curriculum schedule.
We reached 330 students, who now hopefully will be able to make more informed choices for their GCSEs, as well as deciding whether or not an Insights or Work Experience at BT Adastral Park will be of interest.
If you think your school might be interested please ask them to get in touch.
We are in contact with the local colleges to tailor our Work and Insights Experiences to their needs and schedules.
Please refer to the BT careers portal for information and application for Summer student placements at Adastral Park.
Once students are accepted into the programme we will complement their project work with our Insights and networking activities.