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Work experience at Dudley Council

Getting work experience is a win/win situation - you gain extra skills and the council gets someone passionate and committed to work with.

Year 10 Pupils

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

HR Transaction (Resourcing) on (01384) 811300 Option 2 (Directorates) and choose Option 1 or e-mail

Work Experience in Construction

We can offer one week work experience placements, throughout the school year, within our Building Maintenance Division.

If accepted, students will be based at:

The Leys Depot, Brockmoor, Brierley Hill, DY5 3UP

You will be placed under the supervision of 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, 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.

Archives & 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.

Work experience advice

Doing work experience can bring you great rewards. Work experience gives you the chance to learn new skills and improve those you already have. You will be helping others at the same time...and helping yourself build a better future. Many people have moved into new types of work on the back of the work experience.

Read more advice from the National Careers Service

Access to Employment - work for people with learning disabilities and/or autism

There are also specialist services for people with learning disabilities and/or autism and other additional needs who are looking for work.