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Thinking of working for your local community? Are you interested in a future career working for the council?
We may be able to offer you a week’s work experience placement.
When can I apply?
For the academic year 2012-13, placement applications will be only be accepted up until March 31, 2013.
Who can apply?
Priority will be given to students living in and/or attending school in the Bristol City Council area.
You must be between 14 and 16 years old.
If you are outside of this area you may want to think about applying to your local council.
How to apply
You must use this form. Please do not contact departments directly.
What happens to my application?
We will tell you when that we have received your application. This does not mean that you have a placement.
Your application will be circulated to the relevant managers across the different departments in the council to find a suitable placement.
When will I know I have a placement?
We will contact you as soon as possible before the date of your requested week to tell you if we can or cannot find a placement for you.
We cannot guarantee that you will get a placement, so it is a good idea to apply to other places as well.
What type of jobs do you have?
The sitemap page on this website gives you an idea of the services that council provides.
There are many varied jobs within the council including:
- Administration and clerical
- Craft trades: Electricians, Plumbers, Carpenters, Painter and Decorators
- Motor Mechanics
- Library work - please enquire at your local library.
- Health and Social Care - work experience opportunities are very restricted, as a recent criminal records bureau (CRB) check and references are needed. However, some teams may be able to offer placements.
What will I be told before I get to the placement?
You will be told where, when and who to report to on your first day. We will also tell you generally what tasks you may be doing.
What do I have to bring with me?
If you have a placement with a craft trade then you will need to provide your own safety boots or shoes.
Not all our offices or sites have canteen facilities so you may want to bring a packed lunch and drinks. Tea and coffee are not usually supplied; however, drinking water is available at most sites.
Can my Tutor visit me at my placement?
Yes. Please make arrangements for a visit with your placement supervisor at the council.
Does the council have insurance cover?
Yes. We have insurance cover for both employer’s liability and public liability.