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Apprenticeships and work experience

Work experience at the Council

We are committed to supporting the personal and social development of local young people, and recognise that work experience gives young people the chance to learn and prepare for working life.

We run two work experience programmes:

  • Work experience for school pupils in Horsham District in Year 10 and upwards
  • Work experience for Jobcentre Plus clients through our Journey to Work programme

We also accept independent requests, such as from college or university students looking for a work experience placement in their summer holidays.

Due to demand we can only accept requests from people living or at school or college in Horsham District.

Due to high demand, the school work experience application portal has now been closed. We will not be accepting any more applications at this time.

What happens after you apply

Your request for work experience will be sent to the council's Employment Support Development Officer, who will contact you to confirm if your request can be supported by the Council.

While we endeavour to support as many requests for work experience as possible, please note that no work experience request is guaranteed and you must await feedback from the council's Employment Support Development Officer.

T Levels work experience

T Levels are new technical qualifications being brought in by the Government. They are effectively the equivalent of three A levels wrapped up in one subject.

Read more about T Levels on

The College of Richard Collyer in Horsham has been chosen to pilot T Levels in 2020 and an integral aspect of the qualification is significant work experience placements - each student has to do at least 45 days.

Collyers are currently looking for local employers that would like to take on a student, usually on a one day a week arrangement. If you are an employer and wish to offer a placement, please contact the college on 01403 210822.