Work experience at the council

Find out about work experience placements with Rochdale Borough Council.

Request work experience

To request a work experience placement:

  1. Email at least 2 months prior to when you'd like to start your work experience.
  2. In your email include:
    • Your name, your age and the name of the school or college you attend.
    • Dates when you'd be available for work experience at least 2 months in the future.
    • Which council departments you're interested in doing work experience with. View council departments.
    • What type of work experience you're interested in. You can view the types of work experience below.
  3. We'll pass your request on to the departments you're interested in for consideration. We can't guarantee to offer you a placement but we'll try our best.
  4. We aim to let you know whether we can offer you a placement or not within 6 weeks of receiving your request.

Email to request a work experience placement


Anyone can request work experience with us.

However, we'll prioritise your request if you meet all of the following conditions:

  • You're a high school, college or university student.
  • You're 19 years old or under.
  • You're a UK resident.

Types of work experience

You can ask for any of the following types of unpaid work experience. We do not usually offer paid work experience placements.

  • Block placement - usually every day for 1 or 2 weeks
  • Extended placement - 1 or 2 days a week for a maximum of 6 weeks
  • Taster days - a half or full day to provide an introduction to the workplace or a particular area of work