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Meet an employee–schools

An interactive workshop where students meet a technician from a partner organisation and experience what it’s like to do their job through hands-on activities or Q&A sessions. For KS3 and KS4.  

During the hands-on activities students will carry out job-related tasks led by a real life technician as a role model helping to showcase how your students skills and aptitude is used in the day-to-day work of technicians .There will be lots of opportunity to ask the technician questions throughout the task. 

In the special Q&A session. Students will ask technicians  what it's like to do their job, finding out for themselves how to become a technician, what inspired them and more.  

Once you have finished a hands-on activity or a Q&A Session, you are free to explore Technicians: The David Sainsbury gallery.  

This experience would support you in meeting Gatsby’s Good Career Guidance benchmarks by providing opportunities to experience workplace environments and encounter employees. 

There may be other schools in this session with your group. 

Scheduled dates

Careers Live: A Careers Workshop for schools, 18–20 June 2024

We are pleased to announce that in June we are collaborating with Barking and Dagenham Institute of Technology and their industry partners who are taking over the Technicians gallery for one whole week. Get your school involved in a variety of drop-in interactive activities for your students to take part in and learn about technical roles.

Your students will meet with these technician-rich employers who will chat and highlight the career path and route to becoming a technician. 
We have increased our capacity to 165 people per timeslot—book now to avoid disappointment.

Technicians from partner organisation 

Your group could meet a technician volunteering their time from one of the following organisations. 

  • Imperial College 
  • Kings College London 
  • University of Exeter 
  • University of Kent 
  • University of Manchester 
  • University of Surrey 
  • Science Museum 
  • Britvic 
  • Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust  
  • Wellcome Sanger Institute 
  • BBVSJV (HS2) 


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