Give young people a meaningful taste of the Built Environment

AEC Work Experience Made Easy

Done-for-you programmes for the office or online

Want to attract young people into Architecture, Engineering & Construction careers?

Invite them to learn from the best in the business.
Give them a work experience like no other!

OPTION 1: AEC Virtual Work Experience (VWEx)

Our accredited Virtual Work Experience programme provides students with a unique opportunity to complete a work experience placement whether they are based at home or in school.

Young student creating digital road design using Bentley System Software

Get them work-ready

Help them develop key knowledge and employability, technical and business skills required for a professional career in architecture, engineering and construction.

AEC Professional Presentation

Get them discovering

Working with your Architecture, Engineering and Construction professionals they will learn how to tackle challenges to develop people and planet-friendly designs.

Get them creating

They’ll create a digital OR paper-based portfolio that comes with an accredited award – great for CVs and something to show a prospective employer!

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Get them engaging

Structured week of interactive activity via our DEC School online platform, accessed by mobile phone, computer, laptop or tablet.

Work hasn’t stopped, so why should work experience?

2020 will be remembered as the year the world stayed home. That included the exciting STEM-focused “AEC” industry (that’s Architecture, Engineering and Construction).

Thousands of young people were unable to access a work experience opportunity to explore the ‘real world of work’ and start building their CVs.

Thanks to the support of leading Universities and AEC companies, and access to some of their amazing real-life projects, Class Of Your Own (creator of DEC) was one of the first organisations to design and deliver virtual work experience programmes during lockdown.

It proved to be relevant