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BT Insight Day

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Speakers for this programme include:

Please note that speakers may change per cohort

When is it?

When is the deadline?

The deadline for this event has passed.

Am I eligible?

This event is no longer accepting applications.

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What’s involved

Live workshops with employers

You’ll meet professionals in live
workshops and be able to ask
them questions.

Work and assignments

You’ll complete activities and work assignments to develop skills and knowledge.

Fits into your schedule

Complete all work and assignments at times that are suitable to you.

Benefits

This programme is free for students.

Add the experience to your CV and Personal Statement.

You’ll get practical skills and knowledge.

You’ll earn a certificate if you complete the
programme.

Overview

We joined forces with BT to bring students a free Insight Day. There were opportunities to meet a range of professionals, get an overview of their experiences working for BT and listen to their advice on which routes students can take towards a career in tech. Students could ask these professionals questions about BT and the technology industry in general.

The Insight Day shed light on some of the different job roles within BT, exploring some of the key skills that BT looks for in its employees, and highlighting the values at the heart of the company. The programme also included a vital pathways module, to advise students on what to do next if interested in a tech career, how to apply to BT, and the different apprenticeship programmes available to school leavers. The day also included a range of quizzes to encourage students to reflect on what they learnt as well as a practical activity designed to provide a glimpse into some of the activities that BT employees work on day-to-day.

The insight day involved around 2 and a half hours of activity. Students are able to fit it around their schedule (whether that be school or college). There are live webinars to get involved in, but if students are unable to attend these recordings are available on-demand.

Programme Provided by:

BT

What you’ll cover

The insight day covered the following areas:

  • Introduction to BT: its history and what the company looks like today.
  • The technology industry: why should you consider a career in technology?
  • BT’s Values, including their actions towards ensuring their workforce is inclusive and diverse
  • Life at BT and what the different roles look like: Professionals from the company will present on these topics and answer any questions that you may have.
  • A BT engineering services activity: try your hand at some real life work for BT and see if it’s something that you’d enjoy

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Virtual Work Experience

Common Questions

Please take a look at the FAQs below; and If you still need help, you can speak to our team on Live Chat. Monday to Friday (9am - 6pm).
What device should I use?
Use a desktop computer if you’re able to and use the Chrome browser.
What if I can’t attend a live talk?
Don’t worry if you can’t attend a webinar a recording will be added for you to watch on-demand.
What times are the webinars and where can I watch them?
You can find all the webinars within the live webinar section of your virtual work experience programme. You can resume your virtual work experience programme by going to our work experience platform and signing in below.

The webinars typically last for about 40 minutes to an hour, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions to the speakers via a Q&A function.

https://experience.springpod.co.uk/users/sign_in
Do I need to watch the webinar to do the activities?
We recommend that you watch the webinars live where possible, as the industry experts and professionals will be able to give you insights that you may wish to use for the activity. However, for most programmes, you should be able to complete the activities and quizzes with the information that has been provided too.
What software do you use for the live talks?
We use a tool called BigMarker & YouTube Live for our live talks that won’t require you to download anything.
What if I can’t upload my work?
Please try saving your work as a PDF before uploading it.
I can’t sign in because my password isn’t working
If you forgot your password then you should be able to reset it here:

https://experience.springpod.co.uk/users/password/new

Don’t forget your work experience account is different from your main Springpod account so your passwords won’t be the same.
Where do I resume the programme?
You can resume your virtual work experience programme by going to our work experience platform and signing in here:

https://experience.springpod.co.uk/users/sign_in
I never received an email inviting me to join a programme?
If you completed the application process before the deadline then you should have received an email informing you whether or not you have a place. If you did not then please email: hello@springpod.co.uk
Do I need my camera on for Live Talks?
No, not at all! You do not need your camera on at any time. Just be sure you have a good set of speakers or headphones for the live talks.
Will I receive a certificate?
Yes, you will receive a certificate on completion of your programme. This will be emailed to you.
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