The platform where students can experience work and university

We help school and college students experience their future career through free virtual work experience and degree taster programmes.

Why create a teacher/careers leader account?

Receive regular updates on upcoming events and opportunities for you and your students

Track your student activity and download reports to evidence your progress towards meeting your career strategy or Gatsby Benchmarks or the Baker Clause

Access resources

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our platform

The experience platform


Your students can research pathways, careers, employers and universities.


Students can use our experiences of work and university to make informed decisions about their next steps and gain impressive experience that they can add to their future applications.


Students secure their next steps after school or college by applying for opportunities through Springpod.

Helping you meet the Gatsby benchmarks

A stable careers programme

Springpod can be used with students in any year group. As they move from exploring careers to applying for opportunities, they will be able to unlock new opportunities.

Learning from career and labour market information

We're integrated with the National Careers Service and have the latest LMI information across the platform.

Addressing the needs of each pupil

Students can choose from numerous programmes so that they can experience their industry or degree of choice.

Our programmes are flexible and self-led meaning students can work at their own pace with support from teachers if needed.

Content is carefully planned taking into account different learning styles.

Linking curriculum learning to careers

Our work experience programmes connect what students learn in the classroom with the real world skills they’ll need for work.

Our university subject spotlights allow students to think about what career options might be available from a wide range of subjects.

Encounters with employers and employees

Your students can take part in work experience programmes where they'll be able to ask questions to industry professionals and interact with the employers within their chosen industry.

Experiences of workplaces

Our work experience programmes showcase the day-to-day life across various careers, enabling students to explore workplaces and complete real workplace-related activities.

Each experience varies but they can involve feedback and opportunities to interact with employers in a safeguarded environment.

Encounters with further and higher education

Our university subject spotlights help students experience a taste of what university life could be like.

They can explore subjects in depth, develop their academic skills and super-curricular knowledge to inform their subject choices and strengthen their applications.

Personal guidance

We provide careers staff with the information they need about how students use Springpod. This enables them to provide tailored, personalised guidance.

The careers programme that ignites student ambition

frequently asked questions
As you can imagine, student safety is a top priority for us and safeguarding is part of any product development. For our experience programmes specifically, we have several safeguarding features in place, including:
We have limited and explicit data collection. Parental consent is required for students under 16 years old to take part in our programmes. Our staff are DBS-checked and will be responsible for the in-programme communication with your students. There is an anonymised help-desk, monitored by Springpod team. Live webinars are one-way only for video and audio. All live-webinars are moderated by a member of the Springpod team.
Once you have created your free teacher account on Springpod you'll be able to request access to your student engagement report (from your teacher dashboard). We will verify that you're a member of staff at the selected education institution and help you to put in place a data sharing agreement with Springpod. You will then be able to see which of your students have participated in our virtual work experience programmes.
Why are some programmes free?
We offer free virtual work experience and degree taster programmes for school and college students because employers and universities pay Springpod to promote their opportunities to young people interested in their industries, subjects or career paths.
How should I share this with my students?
Please direct your students to visit They’ll then be able to create their student accounts and link themselves to their school or college. You may want to use some of our resources to introduce Springpod or get in touch if you would like to arrange a presentation from the Springpod team.
Can I bulk enrol a group of students to a particular work experience programme?
If you see a programme that you would like all students to complete it may be possible to bulk enrol them. Just get in touch if you would like to find out more about this option by emailing
I have a dedicated work experience week. Can I use Springpod experiences on demand to suit my timetable?
Yes, we have a range of work experience that is available on demand. You may also wish to consider Ignite, which can offer a wider range of experiences and employability courses to suit all interests.
Can I track my student engagement with work and university experiences?
Yes, our teacher dashboard allows you to track and monitor all of your student activity. There are various filters you can use such as date range, activity type, and year group. You can export and download all the data if you wish to upload this to another system.
You will be able to see exactly when your students logged on if they are completing their experience off-site. You will need to request access to the report via your teacher dashboard. Just click on Student Engagement Report to complete a short form.
Do your experiences link to the CDI Career Development Framework?
We ensure all of our experiences are underpinned by the six career development skills in the CDI Framework. This means that our content is always engaging, relevant and up to date with clear learning outcomes necessary for a positive career. You can view our mapping document here.
Are your programmes suitable for students who need additional support?
The flexibility of our experiences means that your students can take their time to work their way through the content. If you need to support your students we are happy to enrol teachers on to the experiences to work alongside the students. For some students, the virtual experience can offer an alternative way to develop skills without the anxiety of attending an in-person experience and meeting new people.
Online placements can also help boost confidence in preparation for an in-person experience. Your students will develop insight into certain roles and can use this to really target their work experience search using their Springpod experiences to strengthen their application.