Find work experience

Page updated on: 21/02/2023

As we transition out of the COVID Pandemic, we want to ensure we can offer exciting work experience placements to our applicants.

Work experience gives you the chance to learn about us as Carmarthenshire County Council and experience how we work.

Anyone over the age of 14 (year 10 in school) can apply for an unpaid work placement.

Before you get in touch it is important that you think about what you would like to do for your work experience. We have opportunities in many departments, and it is a great way to get a better idea about what we do as an organisation. We can offer bilingual work experience placements.

Some teams deal with confidential and sensitive information, so we cannot provide work experience in every department (in this case within children’s or adults social work settings)

People attend a period of work experience with us for lots of different reasons, including:

  • Understanding and learning about jobs roles and careers in our organisation
  • Having a taste of working within a department before committing to a course or career pathway
  • Undertaking the Duke of Edinburgh awards as part of their studies
  • Getting back into employment after a period of absence
  • Gaining good experience to refer to as part of their application process for University/College. 

By undertaking work experience, you can gain valuable skills such as teamwork and communication skills, it can help you develop your confidence within a working environment.

Take a look at some of the opportunities we can off below and complete our online application form. This will help us to learn more about what you are looking for. The form will ask for information such as your preferred dates, location, and the type of work you are interested in.  

Please note, submitting an application for work experience is not a guarantee of acceptance. If you are successful, you will be contacted via email to discuss placement arrangements.

Work experience is unpaid therefore we are unable to offer expenses.

If there is a particular area of work that you are interested in and it isnt listed, please contact us and will be more than happy to discuss the options.

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