Work experience

We are a dynamic and innovative Council, serving a population of nearly 100,000 residents and to achieve this, we have a wide range of different teams and roles. We strive to employ a workforce that is reflective of the diversity of the Borough itself and take our role seriously, constantly striving to support the local community, offering work experience placements across the organisation.

Why undertake a work experience placement with Woking Borough Council?

Undertaking a work experience placement with the Council aims to provide an excellent opportunity to gain and improve some of the important skills required for the world of work. It will give you an insight in to the types of positions available in public sector organisation.

We think that some of the skills you could develop are:

  • Communication
  • Administration
  • IT skills
  • Team work
  • Using your initiative and problem solving

What might I be doing?

The majority of our placements will be based in the Civic Offices in Woking Town Centre and you will spend your time supporting the work of a small team. Your day to day duties could include checking and replying to emails, answering the telephone, monitoring post, preparing documents, filing or research.

You may also shadow members of the team and assist them with their day to day work or you could accompany a member of the team to a meeting or an event.

What type of people are we looking for?

We are looking for people are keen to learn and willing to get stuck in and try new things. You don't need to have had a job before, but a polite and friendly personality is essential. We are particularly interested in applications from those looking to pursue a career in the public sector.

How do I apply?

If you have read the above and you are still interested, please complete the online work experience application form. The work experience application form must be completed by the person requesting the placement.

What happens next?

Once you have submitted your online application form you will receive an automated acknowledgement email confirming that we have received your application and we will now contact Managers and attempt to fulfill your request. You will receive a decision in writing within 30 days of receipt of your application.

Please note that we will endeavour to do our best to accommodate your request, however due to the volume of applications we receive and the various teams ability to support applicants, regrettably we are unable to support all requests. In the meantime, if you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Human Resources on 01483 743858 or e-mail