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Here you can find out all we have to offer in terms of Work Experience, Apprenticeships and Volunteering. Click on the side menu to find out more about your opportunities to live, learn and work in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent!
No matter what your age, experience or interest; we encourage all applicants when it comes to developing our existing and future workforce.
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What is an apprenticeship?
Simply put, an apprenticeship is earning while learning! Apprenticeships allow you to gain ‘on the job’ experience combined with studying for a formal qualification all while earning a wage. Depending on the qualification you choose apprenticeships can range from 12 months to 5 years, giving you sufficient time to learn new skills and gain knowledge in the area you see yourself in future.
Here in Staffordshire we’re passionate about giving our workforce the training and development opportunities to provide the best service possible wherever you may choose to start your professional story!
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Work Experience in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent
What is Work Experience?
Work experience is a great opportunity at any age to gain invaluable and practical experience in the profession you’re interested in. Work experience usually consists of a short placement over 1-2 weeks or specialist programmes can be offered for a more in-depth insight depending on the organisation.
Research indicates that you are more likely to succeed in finding a job if you already have experience in your chosen area. By completing a placement it shows genuine passion and interest, commitment to finding out more and a want to build or discover new skills.
What you do on your placement will varying depending on your chosen department, but will likely including ‘shadowing’, assisting with day-to-day tasks and discovering what’s required of an employee in the industry.
Completing a work experience placement could be the first step in your professional story with us!
What Placements are on offer in Staffordshire and Stoke-On-Trent?
Below you’ll find all the events across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent for you to get involved in. From work experience, apprenticeships, open days, career events; there’s something for those that already work with us, want to work with us and those looking to start their professional story with us.