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Work experience

We are committed to developing and providing opportunities for our young people.

As a Council we would like to offer a number of work experience placements to students in years 10 and 12 who meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • live in Plymouth
  • attend a Plymouth School
  • looked after young person/Care leaver

There will be an opening and closing event each week, which will induct the cohort of students to their week at the Council, as well as celebrating their achievement of successfully completing the scheme.

Dates of placements

The dates for the School Work Experience Scheme in 2024 are:

  • Monday 1 July to Friday 5 July 2024
  • Monday 8 July to Friday 12 July 2024


Applications for the 2024 Work Experience scheme have now closed. Unfortunately, we will be unable to accommodate any additional placements across these dates.

Information about the 2025 scheme will be available in the autumn of 2024.

For any questions or queries please feel free to email the team

What you will achieve

At the end of the experience the students will have gained the following:

  • valued knowledge from staff working inside the Council
  • an insight into the working life
  • exploration of the different routes that are available to them upon leaving school, such as apprenticeships or further education

If you have any questions, email