Work experience

We’re a dynamic and innovative council which serves a population of over 100,000 residents and offers a wide range of public services.

Undertaking a work experience placement with us aims to provide you with an opportunity to gain and improve important skills required for your future career. It also gives you an insight into the types of positions available in the public sector.

The majority of our placements will be based in the Civic Offices in Woking town centre where you will spend time supporting the work of a small team. Your day to day duties could include checking and replying to emails, answering the telephone, monitoring post, preparing documents, filing or research.

You may also shadow members of the team and assist them with their day to day work, or you could accompany a member of the team to a meeting or an event.

Read about our organisational teams and responsibilities

Who we’re looking for

We’re looking for people who are keen to learn and willing to get stuck in and try new things. You don't need to have had a job before, but a polite and friendly personality is essential. We are particularly interested in applications from those looking to pursue a career in the public sector.

How to apply

Complete the online work experience application form 

Please note the application form must be completed by the person requesting the placement.

Next steps

Once you have submitted your application form, our human resources team will contact the relevant managers to see if they can offer you a placement. 

We will send you an email within 30 days to let you know if we’ve can offer you a placement or not.

Please note we receive a large amount of applications throughout the year and there are always instances where we are unable to accommodate work experience requests. 

More information

For more information, email or phone our human resources team.

Phone: 01483 755 855