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Work experience at Ordnance Survey

Explore opportunities and career prospects in the geospatial sector.

Ordnance Survey (OS) is launching a new geospatial virtual work experience programme in July 2022.


The new virtual programme will be available for up to 500 year 10 students. That is twelve times more than would have participated in our traditional inhouse programme, and will be accessible to students across the country. To make this possible we have teamed up with Speakers for Schools, a leading youth social mobility charity, to deliver the five-day virtual work experience programme.

Over the five-day programme, students will get a sense of how important the geospatial profession can be and demonstrate what a geospatial career can offer through the medium of OS. 

The programme

Introduction to new technology

Understand the industry application of drones, remote sensing, satellites and Earth observations, artificial intelligence and software and app development.

Live sessions with OS experts

Our experts impart real life examples of how geospatial data has helped tackle big issues like sustainability and the national response to the Covid-19 emergency.

Practical advice

Guidance on what subjects to study to best prepare for a career in the geospatial sector.

Pathways to enter the industry

Sharing the different ways to start a career in the geospatial sector, whether that’s university, apprenticeships or direct entry.

If you’re interested in finding out more about the new virtual work experience programme or you would like to know more about OS’s educational news and resources, please contact us via