Work experience

We offer a range of paid work experience opportunities and learning activities to young people

Young person’s paid work experience programme

Work experience helps young people build employability skills and prepares them for the workplace.

We introduced a ‘Young person’s paid work experience programme’ in 2017. This programme provides 12 months paid work experience to young people from a range of backgrounds across our borough in academic years 11-13 (age 15-18). The young people are offered up to 7.5 hours per week (evening or weekend work) and are paid National Minimum Wage.

Teams who have offered placements in previous years:

  • Streetscene / Neighbourhoods.
  • Countryside team.
  • Tourism and visitor destination.
  • Libraries & contact centre.
  • Adult care.
  • Youth work.
  • Finance.
  • Business administration across the council.

For further information about Young Person’s Paid Work Experience Programme, please contact the team by email.

Work experience learning activities

We are committed to supporting all secondary schools in the borough to help build young people’s confidence and knowledge when making key decisions for their future careers.

We offer each secondary school the following work experience learning activities:

  • Year 10 work experience placements – week-long placements based in all areas across the council's service provision.
  • Mock interviews – for Year 10 students.
  • Attendance at school career evenings / fairs.
  • Meet the manager discussions – managers can attend Year 10 lessons to discuss their career aspirations and how they can be achieved.

For further information on our work experience schemes, please contact our business support team by email.