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Work experience gives you a general understanding of the work environment over a short period of time.

We recognise the importance of work experience and offer a number of placements every year across different departments and functions within the council.

We can provide work experience for Year 10 pupils still in education, apprentices, as well as placements for job seekers looking to get back into employment, or those seeking a career change.

Year 10 pupils, graduates and undergraduates

If you are a Year 10 pupil interested in work experience with Dudley Council, please email:

Alternatively you can call on 01384 811300 Option 2 and then choose Option 1.

Applying for work experience in Construction

If you are interested in working in construction we can offer one week work placements throughout the school year within our Building Maintenance team.

During your placement you will be placed under the supervision of our experienced “multi-skilled” operatives who carry out a variety of repairs and maintenance tasks in council owned properties across the Dudley area. These tasks include plumbing, glazing, carpentry, replacing locks, plastering, bricklaying and tiling and would give a great opportunity to discover “first hand” what the repairs and maintenance trade involves. 

A full risk assessment has been carried out to ensure safety and we also provide work boots and an overall. 

If you are interested and would like to apply you can either write to:

Nick Reeves
Housing Services Training and Development
Dudley MBC Place Directorate
Harbour Buildings, Waterfront West, Brierley Hill, West Midlands DY5 1LN

Or email:

Giving some details about yourself, the school you attend, your hobbies and interests, the dates and why you would like to do your work experience with us.

If accepted, you will be based at: The Leys Depot, Brockmoor, Brierley Hill, DY5 3UP.

Work experience in Archives and Local History

Our Archives service offers work experience for students from schools, undergraduates and graduates. Normally, work placements are for fairly short period of time, either one full time week or part time over several weeks. The main aim of this depends on the nature of the placement.

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