The purpose of work experience is to deliver a high quality opportunity to learn, and to gain an insight into working life and different careers.
"Work Experience" encompasses a range of groups from school pupils wishing to gain an understanding of the 'world of work' and possible careers choices, including students/graduates, those who are unemployed or returning to work and those who are looking to develop their CVs and may have a specific interest in a particular field.
Work Experience is typically a week-long placement within a team in the council where successful candidates are able to experience a typical week of work.
However, for those undertaking college or University courses that are required to undertake a specified number of hours of ‘hands on’ experience, the placement may be longer.
For example, certain Social Care degrees require a student to participate in work experience for a day a week for a year of studying.
For more information, please see the "Work Experience" Managers Information pack.