Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Grandshake for?

Young people aged 13-19.

How many virtual work experiences can I do?

You can enrol in as many as you like but we recommend sticking to one virtual work experience at a time so you can get the most out of the experience.

When can I commence my virtual work experience?

You can start a virtual work experience whenever you want, whether that’s the school holidays or the regular school term. The intake starts every Monday, so you will start the next Monday from the day you sign up to a work experience!

How long is the virtual work experience?

Typically our virtual work experiences last 4 weeks.

Is there any face-to-face interaction or is the virtual work experience completely online?

Our virtual work experience are completely online hence no in-person or physical presence is required. Although students are expected to engage with us and our industry partners during our video check-ins.

Why should I choose Grandshake?

Because we get you! We get that you’re not sure, we get that making decisions can be hard. And we get the fears, pressure and expectation from family, siblings, school, friends and even yourself can be daunting.

Grandshake virtual work experiences are designed in partnership with local and global employers. You’ll finish with greater insights into and stronger relationships with people who work in your industry of interest.

Can I get practical work experience after completing a virtual work experience?

Yes. Our virtual work experiences are designed for students who want a brief insight into the industry and those who want to take the next step. We have a range of opportunities including industry tours, job shadowing, mentoring, and our micro-apprenticeships (an opportunity similar to practical work experience).

How can I pay for my virtual work experience?

Virtual work experiences are completely free for students, however if you want to complete a microprogram, payments can be made using debit or credit card. Your payments will be processed by Stripe (a world-leading payment gateway platform) and we don’t store your card details. In short, nothing to worry about.

What’s a microcredential? What can I do with it? And how does it improve my chances of getting my first job or starting a career?

As part of the growing movement towards microlearning, Grandshake’s employer-certified credentials are custom-made to help you upskill in your industry or area of interest. Earning microcredentials can help fill the gaps in your CV and expand your skill base. Visit Grandshake MicroCreds to learn more.

When will I receive my microcredential badge?

Within 7 days of completion you’ll be issued a microcredential (or digital badge). Follow the online link to download, email, or share your achievement  across Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and other platforms. Learn more about what you can do with MicroCreds here.

Are the Grandshake virtual work experiences VETiS funded?

No. Unfortunately our virtual work experiences are not funded by the local or federal system.