Virtual Placement Programme

Welcome to the In2scienceUK Virtual Placement Programme!

The In2scienceUK programme offers Year 12 students the chance to gain real-world experience, expert insights and practical support to help kickstart your career pathway into an area of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). 

After a hugely successful 2020 In2scienceUK Virtual Programme due to the ongoing pandemic, the 2021 programme aims to continue offering our world class STEM opportunities while still ensuring the safety of participants and volunteers. As the world begins to work its way back to full capacity, our 2021 programme will offer a unique hybrid programme which will give you the opportunity for both virtual and in-person STEM experience over a 3-week period in the summer that will connect you to expert scientists, engineers, technologists, and researchers.

Our exciting programme will connect students to experts from all areas of STEM through both virtual and in-person experiences, focusing on providing you with the guidance you need to confidently choose a career pathway and produce high quality UCAS and apprenticeship applications. You will also get the chance to meet and engage with other like-minded young people whilst exploring STEM subjects beyond the classroom and undertaking your own research tasks.

Student health and safety are our top priority, and we are working to make certain that all appropriate measures are in place to ensure that students can take part in our programme and have the most fulfilling and rewarding experience possible. 

Keep an eye on this page as we will regularly update you with more infomration about the virtual placement programme, including launch dates.

By securing a place on the 3-week In2scienceUK summer programme, you will gain access to:

The In2scienceUK programme will enable you not only to gain an insight into high-level research and enable you to stand out in your university and apprenticeship applications with the help of some of the UK’s leading scientists, engineers and researchers.

Online research modules. Produced by top researchers from across the UK, you’ll gain specialist knowledge and skills in topics not covered in school to help you get ahead of the game. Get a taster of life as a university student through live lectures, pre-reading and research tasks and make your UCAS applications really stand out.

Online skills, employability and careers workshops. We are offering you practical support for all aspects of kickstarting your career journey. Through online webinars hosted by experts in various fields, we’ll bring you guidance on areas including: personal statement writing, university admissions, CV writing and interview tips, university finance, STEM careers panels, a day in the life of a student to name just a few.

In person work shadowing and online mentoring. We specially match every student to a mentor whose work and career pathway will be of interest to you. You’ll get the chance to spend a day at their workplace along with up to 2 other students, where you’ll gain an insight on what it’s like to work in the STEM sector. Before meeting in person, you’ll have opportunities to get to know each other online and receive tailored advice for your own needs.

We will also be hosting competitions this year, so there will be plenty of opportunities to show off your skills and win some fantastic prizes!

How Will Interviews Take Place?

If you have already been selected for an interview, congratulations! 

Interviews will not be held in person this year. All interviews are taking place via WhatsApp videocall, or via phone if this isn’t possible for you. You will receive an email outlining all the details of the interview and how to book your interview slot.

If you have not received an interview offer yet, first make sure to check your spam. If you still don’t have an email, please don’t worry. We will be conducting the interviews in several rounds this year so please be patient with us. 

Still have questions?  Get in touch 

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Apply for a place on our programme today.