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Work experience opportunities after GCSEs

Placements for over 16s

When you leave school there are many options open to you, whether it be to continue study or enter the world of work. Visit the National Careers Service website for more information about helping you consider what your next move might be.

If you are at college you might need a work placement as part of your course, or you may be looking to build your knowledge in a specific area to inform your career choices. Here you will find details of the current placements we have available.

Some of our placements may require you to have a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Services) check. Visit the GOV.UK website for more information on Disclosure and Barring Services.

If you are applying for a placement that requires a DBS can you please apply at least 3 months before the placement is due to begin.

Placements that are available

Here is a list of our current placements.

It is advised to apply at least 1 month prior to the placement start date and at least 3 months prior if the placement requires a DBS.

Please note: we will contact you via email for information around the placement. If you do not receive an email please check the spam and junk folders.

An opportunity to gain valuable experience in one of our teams dedicated to delivering excellent support and care to vulnerable adults with a learning disability or autism.

You will gain an insight into how rewarding a career in social care can be, working with an amazing team to make a real difference to people’s lives.

This placement will require a DBS check.

Following the same ethos as the residential centre in North Wales, Arthog Outreach operates in Wellington and creates opportunities to encourage participation in adventurous activities closer to home. Arthog Outreach offers a variety of adventure and environmental activities on and off site.

What you will do:

  • assist with the delivery of Outdoor Education sessions
  • carry out routine tasks to support the running of a busy Outdoor Education Centre.

You should demonstrate a strong interest in the working in the outdoors, and adventurous activities.

A telephone conversation may be required before the placement can be offered. Please include contact details in your application form.

This placement will require a DBS check.

This team provides the Council's corporate communications and supports many of the Council's services to get the public involved in and understand what we do. The team uses a range of different media and digital platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, as well as more traditional methods such as press releases, media interviews, publications and campaigns. The service is made up of a team of corporate communications experts and graphic designers and is responsible for most of the Council's marketing to promote our services to residents and other groups.

In a placement with the team you are likely to get an understanding in the areas such as:

  • how the council uses social media
  • analysing digital channels
  • filming and editing
  • writing a range of content.

Please note: you must demonstrate an interest in communications and preferably be following a media related course. We are currently only able to offer placements on a Thursday and Friday. 

Are you ready to start your engineering journey? You will have the opportunity to work alongside the various teams across the highways, engineering and transport teams which will give you a foundation to build your career upon as an Engineer.

You will gain an understanding of various disciplines and will see projects in various stages of delivery, from inception to construction. There is an opportunity to work in the following areas:

  • traffic and road safety engineering
  • highways engineering
  • geotechnical engineering
  • drainage engineering
  • structural engineering
  • transport planning
  • project management and delivery
  • street works
  • street lighting
  • contract management.

Some examples of what you will learn:

  • reception desk duties
  • activity set up and takedown
  • cleaning
  • shadowing lifeguards (leisure centres)
  • shadowing fitness suite supervision or stewarding (ice rink)
  • responding to customer enquiries.

It is not essential, but if you are interested in working early in the day, late in the day or at weekends this is when we are at our busiest and would give you a fuller experience. Please note: applicants for Telford Snowboard and Ski Centre will need to have relevant experience of snow sport and a strong interest in working outdoors.

This placement will require a DBS check.

  • Private sector housing covering housing enforcement work, environmental health, safer streets project work, affordable warmth and empty homes.
  • The placement will involve being in the office and attending site visits and meetings (some face to face and some hybrid via teams) 
  • The role will also cover visits to tenants homes (risk assessments and relevant protection equipment will be provided)
  • The role will be of interest to anyone wanting to understand a career in environmental health, technical housing surveying, project management work or architecture or anything housing related 

How to apply

To apply for one of our work experience placements please complete the application form below and then one of the team will be in touch. This form is a great way to tell us more about you, why you are interested in the placement and what your interests are.  

Apply online for a work experience placement for after GCSEs

Last updated: 11/04/2024 14:03