Important Notice | We are not accepting work experience applications due to the national lockdown and COVID restrictions. We aim to provide placements in the near future, please keep up to date by checking this page

We recognise that our citizens need work experience to develop their skills, knowledge and expertise.

Work experience can:

  • Provide tasters of work to help career choices
  • Enable citizens to learn new transferable skills
  • Build confidence
  • Identify training needs
  • Use academic learning in the work place

Length of Placements

Placements can be for different periods depending on the type of work. In general, a minimum of two week placement is needed to gain beneficial experience.

Type of Placements

The city council delivers a wide range of services, from Administration, gardening, social care and website design.

Applications for work experience are considered individually. We cannot guarantee placements, but we will try our best to support your application. Application forms received will either be placed or rejected within four weeks of receipt.

Please note that all work experience placements are unpaid.

Apply for a Work Placement

Please fully complete the application form and send to

Owing to the volume of requests we receive, applicants will only be considered from Nottingham City residents. You will be considered a Nottingham City resident if you live within the Nottingham City boundary. e.g pay your council tax to Nottingham City Council