MySandwell will be unavailable on Sunday 23 February

Due to essential maintenance, MySandwell will be unavailable between 8am and 4pm on Sunday 23 February. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Applying for a work experience placement

The work experience scheme is only open to young people aged 14 - 24 who live or study in Sandwell.

Please download and complete the relevant form returning it to Work Experience, Improvement & Efficiency, Sandwell Council House, Oldbury B69 3DE or via email to Work_Experience@sandwell.gov.uk

You will be notified if a placement is available approximately 8 weeks after submitting your application form

Education based

This form is for those who study at school, college or university aged 14-24.

Download the Education based application form.

Young people who are NEET

This form is for those who are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) aged 16-24. This also applies to those who are with training providers.

NEET's are entitled to a placement for up to 12 weeks unless they are claiming Job Seekers Allowance. See guidance below.

Those who are claiming Job Seekers Allowance

  • Maximum weeks: 8
  • Minumum hours per week: 16
  • Maximum hours per week: 25 - 30

Those who are not claiming Job Seekers Allowance

  • Maximum weeks: 12
  • Minumum hours per week: 16
  • Maximum hours per week: 37

Download the NEET application form.