Work Experience and Volunteering
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We can offer a range of jobs and career choices to help you develop new skills, help you decide on a career or even to try something different.
Most school placements will take place in June/July. Placements for 16-29 year olds generally take place March to June and September to December.
Please note: due to the Coronavirus pandemic work experience placements are on hold until further notice.
You will need to apply for a work experience placement using the appropriate application form.
Sandwell Council has work experience opportunities within several areas, which are listed below.
Administration- general administration
Adults- Adult social care
Children’s (learning services)- administration and support, youth services
Cultural Services- libraries, museums
Customer Services- reception duties
Construction- building inspector, building surveyor, gas engineers, painting and decorating, general construction roles
Design and Maintenance- multi-disciplinary design (architecture, structural engineering, quantity surveying), asset management
Environmental Health, Trading Standards and Housing Quality- Business regulations, environmental protection, trading standards, housing
Finance- accountancy and procurement, audit and revenues and benefits, finance administration
Health and Wellbeing- public health
Hospitality- cleaning and caretaking, catering at Sandwell Valley
Human Resources- human resources development
Legal and Governance- legal administration, committee administration, elections, registration of births/deaths/marriages, administration of funerals and memorials
Operational- vehicle maintenance, travel training, horticulture/ gardening, animal care/ farming, stores and warehousing, countryside ranger, grounds maintenance, waste services (18+), patrolling services (18+)