Work experience at the council

Find out about work experience placements with Rochdale Borough Council.

How to request work experience

To request a work experience placement:

  1. Email at least 2 months before you'd like to start your work experience. In your email, please include which council departments you're interested in doing work experience with. View council departments
  2. We'll send you a short application form to complete and return to us.
  3. We'll pass your application 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

Types of work experience

You can ask for any of the following types of unpaid work experience.

  • Block placement - usually every day for 1 or 2 weeks.
  • Extended placement - A few days a week for an extended period of time.
  • Taster days - a half or full day to provide an introduction to the workplace or a particular area of work.