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Work experience

Thank you for your interest in a work experience placement with Walsall Council.  By offering work experience placements at Walsall Council we aim to help you to:

Find out more about the working environment within the Council

Have an insight into the variety of careers within local government and help to inform your career choices

Spend some time discovering which career is right for you

Gain valuable work experience in a specific field to enhance your career development

How do I request a Work Experience Placement?

Firstly, take some time to read through the information below on the areas within the Council who are offering placements and a little about what they do.
Next, fill in the work experience request form below and send it to the area you are interested in (contact details are included in each section).

Please note, if a particular area you are interested in is not listed below, this is because they are not currently offering placements.  
We do not hold waiting lists for placements and we cannot contact other service areas that are not listed below to request a placement on your behalf.

Areas offering work experience placements:

ADULT SOCIAL CARE - LEARNING DISABILITIES AND COMPLEX NEEDS

Based at the Goscote Centre, Goscote Lane, WS3 1SJ, the centre delivers a range of activities to vulnerable individuals. 
These activities can take place within the centre or the local community.  You would have the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge around:


Communicating/engaging with service users using a range of different methods (verbal and non-verbal)
 

  • Planning, preparing and delivering a wide range of activities on site (music, sensory, bingo, cooking, IT etc)
  • Planning, preparing and delivering community activities (swimming, Zumba, library, shopping etc)
  • Being involved in special events and celebrations
  • Understanding and being involved in delivering support and care to service users under staff supervision and guidance

For further information, please contact the Duty manager on 01922 655800.

 

ECONOMY AND ENVIRONMENT

 

The Employment and Skills Team can host work placements across the Economy and Environment directorate in a Business Support (Regeneration Assistant) capacity.  Some of the duties of these placements would include:

  • Providing general administative assistance to the Strategic Regeneration Service
  • Helping to handle enquiries from customers, businesses and partner organisations
  • Assisting with organising events and workshops
  • Updating and maintaining records, files and databases
  • Attending meetings and events

To request a placement in Economy & Environment, email Walsall Works at walsallworks@walsall.gov.uk or telephone: 01922 654353.

 

FINANCE 

For information on the work the Finance Teams do, please view Finance Team Information (Word 28.1KB).
To request a placement in Finance, email Carol Toddington on Carol.Toddington@walsall.gov.uk or telephone 01922 652324.
Please note that Finance take on 6 placements per year, none during the months of April and May.

 

LEGAL SERVICES
 

The Council employs a team of lawyers to provide legal advice to members and officers to support their day-to-day activities.  
We are able to offer a limited number of work experience places to individuals who are interested in a career in the legal profession.
The placement will give you a general overview of the different areas of law and the opportunity to attend some court hearings as well as shadow lawyers in the office.

To request a placement in Legal Services, email Davinder Dhesi on davinder.dhesi@walsall.gov.uk.

 

ICT (INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY)
 

For information on work experience in ICT please view:ICT Work Experience Pack (Word 1.69MB)
To request a placement in ICT, please email: ictservicedesk@walsall.gov.uk
Please Note: ICT offer 2 placements per year.  Applicants must be studying ICT and preferably go to school in the Walsall borough.
 

INTEGRATED FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

Please note that no further placements are available within Integrated Facilities Management for 2019.

 

Integrated Facilities Management provide a varied service which covers the Maintenance Commissioning of corporate buildings and education sites, Contract Management, Commercial activity and Promotion of the service, Compliance, Cleaning, Caretaking, School Crossing Patrol Wardens, Catering, Curatorial services, Postal services for the Council and Events Management of Walsall and Darlaston Town Hall.  For more information on the areas Integrated Facilities Mangement cover, please view: Integrated Facilities Management Information  (Word 15.2KB)

If you would like a varied placement where you can learn all areas of our service, which will give you an insight into all aspects of Property Management please email Lisa Poppitt on Lisa.Poppitt@walsall.gov.uk or telephone 01922 650752.  Please note:

  • Placement working hours will be 8am – 4pm with 1 hour lunch break Monday to Friday
  • IFM can offer one work experience placement per week
  • IFM are unable to accommodate placements during the months of March and April
     

CHILDREN'S SERVICES

Due to confidentiality and DBS issues, Children’s Services are unable to offer work experience placements.  However, the service is happy to offer talks on careers in Children’s Social Care/Social Work to groups of interested students.  Anyone interested in this should email Kim Ford: kim.ford@walsall.gov.uk

 

 

Contact us:

Recruitment Team
Walsall Council
3rd Floor, Civic Centre
Darwall Street
Walsall
WS1 1DQ

Telephone 01922 655673
Email: recruitment@walsall.gov.uk