Work Experience and Volunteering

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What we offer

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+)

Interested in volunteering?

Volunteers make positive changes to people's lives whilst developing their own skills at the same time. Volunteering is when an individual or a group of people choose to give up their time to do something either as a one off or on a regular basis for the benefit of the community or environment.

Volunteer in Sandwell

Are you interested in volunteering and want to find out more about the types of volunteering opportunities available in Sandwell? Volunteer Centre, Sandwell will be able to help you further.
For more information and a taste of volunteering, check out this short film from the Volunteer Centre.