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Work experience

You may be surprised to find that local government has an enormous range of jobs and opportunities.

Working for a council provides a great starting point for your future career, wherever it may take you.

Watford Borough Council wants to support people within the local area, offering work experience opportunities, wherever possible.

Work experience will give you the opportunity to practice and develop some key skills and attributes in:

  • Communication skills
  • Team working
  • Problem solving
  • Customer Service
  • ICT

What can I expect?

Every placement is different, but they’re all designed to give you the opportunity to make the most of your time with us.

When you arrive, your ‘Placement Manager’ will want to find out more about you and what you want to get out of your time with us.

The average placement lasts for one week and you can choose from a number of different services to work in such as:

  • Human Resources
  • Culture and Play Services
  • Customer Services
  • Housing
  • Facilities Management

We cannot guarantee a work experience placement for everyone who applies or accommodate your preferred area. But we will always do our best to support you.

Remember that whilst work experience is unpaid, it’s a great learning experience!

This careers guide published by Local Government Association, also contains some useful information.

Work Experience Success Story

How to apply

If you are interested, please complete our work experience request form. Someone in our HR team will then be in touch.

 

 

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