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Council work experience

Apply for a work experience placement

Due to the demand for placements we are only able to consider requests from people living in/studying in North Tyneside.

We are committed to equal opportunities and will provide opportunities where possible to:

  • young people in care
  • care leavers
  • job seekers
  • school/college students with limited work skills, knowledge or experience

To help us deal with your request it’s important you tell us what type of work you’re interested in. We’ll be in touch if a suitable placement is available.

If you have any questions please email

Your details
What type of placement do you want?
Background and references
Some roles may require DBS clearance (previously known as CRB). Are you happy to do this?
Please select each that applies (Hold the Ctrl button and make selections). North Tyneside Council will ensure equality of access to placements in line with our commitment to equal opportunities. We have a specific responsibility to provide opportunities for young people in care, care leavers and people with learning difficulties and disabilities.
North Tyneside Council is committed to promoting equality and diversity in everything we do. In order to support this, we monitor the equality and diversity profile of everyone applying for work experience, internships and work placements. The data you provide on the monitoring form will be kept absolutely confidential and will be securely processed and held in accordance with the Data Protection Act. We regularly review and analyse the results of our equality and diversity monitoring to ensure our service meets the needs of all residents in North Tyneside.

Why consider work experience and work placements?

We can help you to develop work skills and knowledge by offering opportunities for unpaid work experience.

A placement will normally be:

  • full time - over one or two weeks
  • part time – one or two days a week over several weeks

We have offered placements in:

  • business administration
  • catering
  • finance
  • sport and Leisure
  • horticulture
  • libraries
  • legal 

Please note our partners deliver on engineering, construction and ICT.

To enquire about potential placements refer to:

Capita -
Kier -
Engie –

Benefits of work experience:

  • hands on experience working alongside people who already do the job
  • opportunities to explore a career area that interests you
  • work related tasks which develop employability skills, such as communication, problem solving, time management and team working
  • an understanding of employers needs, such as reliability, time keeping, punctuality
  • real work experience to add to a CV and application forms when you apply for jobs and courses

There are always more requests than available places, but we consider all requests from North Tyneside residents. What we can offer depends on our resources.

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