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Applications for post-16 work experience has now opened. Please apply using the form below. Please note, we are not running work experience for under 16s this year - we are working on the creation of a new work experience programme. If you are a school work experience coordinator and wish to be part of this work, please email

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.

Note for under 16's: We will not be opening work experience applications for this year for students under 16 as we are working on a revised work experience offer.

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 is 5pm on Friday 7th February 2020.

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:

We will 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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