Student interacts with engineering display

“This has worked so well that it is being held up in other areas as an example of how schools and businesses can work together."

Gary Hutchinson
Commercial Director, SAFC

Work Discovery Week

Work Discovery Week is Sunderland’s annual work experience event that’s become a national blueprint on how to engage young people with business, and how to encourage them to gain the skills to improve their employability.

Each year more than 1000 young people take part in a range of challenges, activities, workshops, inspirational lectures and exciting demonstrations held at the Stadium of Light and at businesses across the city.

Events can range from how to construct a racing car to how to control an 8ft high robot, and the fun activities all have a serious message, showcasing the diversity of jobs available across a wide range of sectors.

From brick-laying and welding demonstrations to high-tech challenges, more than 40 city businesses take part.

For more information — and to discover how your organisation could get involved in this key event in the city’s business calendar — contact the Business Investment Team.