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- Experience the world of work, first hand.
- Begin to understand the differences between school and work.
- Try out things that you may find interesting and enjoyable, even if they are not necessarily linked to a specific career aim.
- Work alongside people who have chosen to work in a specific area.
- Gain a work-related report that will be good for putting in your portfolio of evidence.
Most schools use local education-business partnerships to arrange work placements - they have a long list of approved companies that may offer placements. Some schools keep their own list of local placements, and others expect students to find their own placements. We allocate work experience places on a first come first served basis. Work Experience is unpaid and is generally offered to those who are in their final 2 years of high school and/or studying their ‘A’ levels and/or studying at University.
Frequently Asked Questions:
- Which areas could I work in? What do you do?
- I know which Service area I would like to work in, what do I do next?
- I have written in to you, what happens next?
- I have a self generated form from the school which needs to be completed, what should I do with it?
- Will I have to attend an interview before I start the work experience placement?
- How long does a work experience placement last?
- What are the working hours for work experience?
- What do we do to make sure you are safe?
Which areas could I work in? What do you do?
Initially, you will need to research the areas of work that you would be interested in by browsing our website or visit http://www.lgcareers.com/ for further information and ideas or you can tell us what you are thinking of doing as a career or what you enjoy doing.
I know which Service area I would like to work, what do I do next?
You should write to Human Resources, North Norfolk District Council, Holt Road, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9EN or e-mail Human Resources stating:
- Who you are and your contact details?
- Which school you attend?
- Dates when you are looking for work experience?
- What Service area you are interested in and why you would like to work in that area? Or what you think you will enjoy doing at work.
- A little bit about yourself and your hobbies
We will do our best to accommodate you in the departments you have requested, but please be aware this may not always be possible due to availability.
I have written in to you, what happens next?
We will write to you confirming if you have a placement, with all the details you will need to begin your time with us. This may take a maximum of 4 weeks.
I have a self generated form from the school which needs to be completed, what should I do with it?
Please send it in to Human Resources, North Norfolk District Council, Holt Road, Cromer, Norfolk NR27 9EN. This will then be completed and returned to you or sent direct to the school, if requested.
Will I have to attend an interview before I start the work experience placement?
You may be asked to come in for an informal chat by the department manager agreeing your placement, but not all managers will require this. This is an opportunity for you to meet a member of our staff in advance so you know someone on your first day and to see where you may be working during your work experience. Most students are happy to do this as they then know what to expect on their first day with us.
How long does a work experience placement last?
It depends on what the you require and what we can help with. Each individual case is assessed to see if the request can be accommodated depending on the requirements and the impact upon Service delivery.
What are the hours of work for work experience at NNDC?
37 hours for the week, normally between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm.
What do we do to make sure you are safe?
We will carry out Health and Safety risk assessments and we will inform you of your main duties and tasks, the type of work you will be doing, any associated specific risks and control measures, and remind you of your responsibilities whilst you are on your work placement. We will also tell you who you can go to if you have any queries.
When applying for Environmental Health placements, we would be happy to consider requests from students who are considering a career in Environmental Health and qualifying as an Environmental Health Practitioner. We would prefer to have students who are taking ‘A’ Levels in order for them to apply for a place at University to do an Environmental Health related degree and, even better, if they have been offered a place at a University.
Further information about a career in Environmental Health can be found at http://www.makethedifference.eu/.