Work Experience

 Work Experience at Bristol City Council

In order to support a diverse future work force and continue to help to remove barriers to meaningful experiences of work for young people, Bristol City Council has developed a programme of traditional work experience. 

The placements are based at various locations across the city and demonstrate the diverse nature of the work that takes place in the Council. We encourage and empower those coming for work experience to take ownership of their own projects during the week and to immerse themselves in a team of professionals.

With placements in a variety of departments from Bristol Family Cycle Centre to Public Relations to the Mayor's office, Bristol City Council hope there is something for everyone!

As part of the work experience, individuals undertaking work experience will work in teams with a work placement mentor who will set the individual a real work challenge.  Individuals will also be given the opportunity to explore different job sectors, improve their interview and presentation skills as well as receive information from the Bristol Apprenticeship Service about the apprenticeship opportunities that are currently being developed following the introduction of the apprenticeship levy. Students will be asked to keep a diary of their experience which has the option of being created into a blog at the end of the week to share on the WORKS webpage.

Bristol City Council can facilitate placements across the year and are committed to providing a meaningful work experience placement for a wide range of individuals who work, live or study in Bristol.

If you are interested in applying for work experience, please email where we will send you an expression of interest form.

Once this is completed and returned, we will then process your application and let you know if we can facilitate a placement with one of our teams. 

Take a look on the link below where you can find more information about work experience at Bristol city council