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Work experience

Work experience placements

Adur & Worthing Councils have over 20 work experience placements that are available for students to apply for each academic year. There are a range of roles and length of placement (from one day to one week in length) available including:

The following work experience placements are only available for those over 16 (and some only to those who are 18+) due to the nature of the duties that the placement will entail:

You can click on each role above to learn more about the duties this placement would entail, as well as the length of placement available.

Application process

We get a lot of requests for work experience and give placements to the students who best demonstrate on their application form their interest in the type of work they'll be doing. The application form includes a few questions which will enable you to outline your interest in the role. Try to give as much information as possible for each question to help the manager decide if you're the best candidate for the role.

If you need any support in how to complete the form, please contact the:

  • Learning and Development Coordinator
    on 01903 221043

Closing date: the closing date for all Work experience applications will be 1:00pm on 11th March 2019.

Please apply for a work experience placement using the relevant button below:


This online application process was newly introduced in the 2018/19 academic year. Please bear with us if there are any glitches and let us know if you have any feedback about the form or the process.

Your information

We will handle your personal information in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). You can learn more about how we handle your data by reading our:

If you are under 16, we are not able to collect and store your email address and so the email informing you of the decision about your work application will be sent to the person(s) you list as the work experience coordinator and your parent/carer.

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Work experience policy

The Councils wish to encourage and promote work experience opportunities to our local community. In particular we will aim our work experience placements at local individuals who are disadvantaged within the community and/or under represented within the workforce.

The Councils will set up a placement scheme that provides a structured and organised response to requests for work experience, which will lead to a more formal and fairer system for identifying and offering work experience placements.

The Councils are aware of the importance of the provision of work experience placements as an effective way of developing links with the local community. The work experience placement should be a positive and beneficial experience for both the section/department, and the student involved.

Please note: the Councils are currently rewriting and updating the work experience policy to make it a joint policy covering both Councils. This will be published shortly, in the meantime both Councils are using the policy included below which is the Adur District Council one:

If you have any comments on the policy, or for further information about the scheme, please contact the Learning & Development Coordinator.

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