Working for Watford Council

Work placements

Working for a Council provides a great starting point for your future career, wherever it may take you, and you’ll be surprised at the enormous range of jobs and opportunities the Council can offer.

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

When can I apply?

The Covid-19 pandemic has significantly affected our ability to deliver work experience programmes, we are therefore unable to provide placements this year.

Who can apply?

Opportunities are available to students at Key Stage 4 (aged 14 – 16 years old), students studying for GCSE’s and post 16 year old students.

Watford Borough Council does not apply an upper age limit and welcomes applications from mature students.

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 one week and you can choose from a variety of different services to work for, or across a couple of areas for the duration of the placement.

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, whilst work experience is unpaid, it's a great learning experience.

How to apply:

If you are interested, please complete our work experience request form (PDF 224kB). If you have an area of interest please state this on the form so we can try and match you up with that department.

Someone from the HR team will then be touch.