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Applications for work experience for Spring/Summer 2019 have now closed and we will be re-opening applications later in the year for Autumn 2019 / Summer 2020 work experience.

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

Thank you for your interest in a work experience placement with Adur & Worthing Councils.

Applications for work experience for Spring/Summer 2019 have now closed and we will be re-opening applications later in the year for Autumn 2019 / Summer 2020 work experience.

We are currently processing the applications that were received before the March 2019 deadline and allocating placements to students.

We get a lot of requests for work experience and give placements to the students who best demonstrate in their application their interest in the type of work they'll be doing.

When the work experience Scheme is open again you will be able to access the application forms here.


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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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