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Work experience at Dudley Council - Great opportunities - new offerings

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

 

Work experience with schools

If you are a pupil interested in work experience with Dudley Council, please email: work.experience@dudley.gov.uk

We will try and match you to a placement for the 1 or 2 weeks of your work experience time - but remember – many schools plan the same weeks in the year.  We only have a limited number of placements.

Work Experience in Construction for Schools

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: nick.reeves@dudley.gov.uk

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 for 16 - 29 year olds, including the new T Levels

Dudley MBC have a range of service areas that take on a work experience placement for a longer period of time. See below for the choices available:

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. (insert contact email / phone number)

Construction

  • We can offer work experience placements, within our Building Maintenance Division, which 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.

  • We can offer work experience placements via our Property surveyors department – working on key projects connected to diplomas in Business and IT.

T Levels

  • In partnership with Dudley College, we will be offering placements to support the range of qualifications offered by the college on their Industry Placement Pilot:
  • Students are enrolled on any of the following programmes:
    • Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT
    • Level 3 Diploma in Creative Media Production
    • Level 3 Diploma in Creative Media (TV and Film)
    • Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design (Photography)
    • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business
    • Level 3 Diploma in Sport (Developing Coaching and Fitness)
    • Level 3 Diploma in Sport Science
    • Level 3 Diploma in Travel and Tourism
    • Level 3 Advance Technical Diploma chefs
    • Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Professional cookery
    • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
    • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering

 

  •  Industry placement is a 45 days (315 hours) minimum which can be done either on a two day a week basis or as a block placement
  • Placements are either one two day week basis from March till end of July or on a block basis from 6th May to end of July.

For more information about joining Dudley MBC whilst at Dudley College, please contact Emily North via email at emily.north@dudleycol.ac.uk

Black Country Impact

Help is given both 16 – 29 year olds – looking for work, but also those who have been out of work for some time and this help extends much wider than just the council itself.

The Black Country Impact has forged close links with more than 100 businesses or training providers and as result is helping over 4,000 people to work towards their goals of employment or gaining lifelong skills and trades.

The service offers help in securing training or a job for those 16 to 29-year-olds who are currently not in employment, education or training. Support includes supplying equipment, as well as providing free clothing, travel, and childcare depending on the needs of the individual.

The support provided by the services is bespoke to the individual and as such can boast successes in overcoming barriers which have been faced by not only young adults but also those with disabilities, ex-offenders and the homeless.

Through specialised services ranging from coaching to managed work placements, the work of Black Country Impact ultimately gives young adults the best employability prospects for the future.

Contact us and take those first steps into work:

There are a number of ways to contact the Black Country Impact including Facebook at www.facebook.com/BlackCountryImpact, Twitter by visiting @BC_Impact and other alternative such as email and telephone. To pick the way that suits you best and to find out more visit www.dudley.gov.uk/bcimpact

Adult and Community Learning - Helping the unemployed over 19

Learning in the local community has changed the lives of many adults across the borough - you could be one of them!

We have a wide range of part-time courses, workshops and classes on offer including vocational and employability skills.  You could also improve your reading, writing and maths, and learn how to use a computer.

If you are unemployed there are opportunities for work experience and volunteering facilitated by the council and in partnership with organisations such as Department of Work and Pensions. 

Adult and Community Learning

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