COWC Work Experience Portal

City of Wolverhampton Council provides work experience placements for School, College, University based students and Community placements throughout the year.

City of Wolverhampton Council logoOur work experience programme is designed to give candidates an insight into who we are, what we do and the way we operate as a Local Authority. We can offer a range of job roles and career choices to re-enforce your career aspirations, develop your skills, help you decide on a career or an opportunity to try something new.

We offer placements within a wide range of departments including ICT, Finance, Legal, Customer Services, Planning, Education, Regulatory Services, WV Active (Leisure) and many more. Generally, placements will be offered for a length of 1 or 2 weeks.

Application Process

Application FormWe ask all interested parties to complete an application form so managers / supervisors can make an informed decision when deciding to facilitate a candidate. Make sure you fill this in with a much detail as possible and remember to specify your 2 areas of interest and the dates you require for your placement. Please be aware that all placements are subject to departmental capacity and availability at the time of application.

Supporting Resources

We produce and provide each successful candidate with a confirmation letter which contains details of where, when and who to report to on your first day. We also provide a Student Guidance Pack which contains important information about us as a Local Authority, our structure and policies, Health & Safety information and a Skills Audit which each candidate completes before and after their placement to track their skill development.

Hints and Tips

  • Remember to make the most of your placement.
  • Discuss with your supervisor at the start of your placement what your interests are and what you would like to get out of the placement.
  • Inform your supervisor of what skills you have and any previous experience.
  • Make sure you’ve researched the department that you are working with and get an understanding of the type of work they do on a day to day basis.
  • Ask questions and talk to staff to broaden your knowledge and understanding of the department, staff roles and potential career pathways.
  • Be proactive! Show a good work ethic and be professional – always treat your placement like a job.

Advice and Guidance

If you have any queries or questions regarding work experience then please get in touch with either - or Suki Basra

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