Pre-employment and work experience

Find out more about the pre-employment and work experience opportunites we offer at the council.

We have moved away from individual requests for work experience. This is part of our effort to create a fairer, more inclusive, and transparent process.

Work Experience (WEX) placements

We're offering WEX placements for students whose courses are:

  • based in Brighton & Hove
  • a related educational or vocational pathway and;
  • requiring an industry-based work experience placement

We promote new placements to all Brighton & Hove schools, colleges, post-16 training providers, and HE institutions. We send the application links to everybody at the same time. They then send the application link to their students on relevant programmes.

To apply for any WEX placement, you need to register for an account on our Recruitment Hub.

We tailor the shortlisting process for each placement. Shortlisting is a safe, supportive, and anonymous process. We don't give any one organisation an advantage.

Virtual work experience

We've partnered with Springpod to offer an online, on demand virtual work experience - 'Your City, Your Future - Careers at Brighton & Hove City Council'. The programme is for residents aged 14 and over. It will give you an idea of all the roles and pathways we have at the council. You’ll have the chance to participate in activities, test your knowledge, and speak to professionals in live webinars.

Find out more and apply for our virtual work experience.

Further information

We're always aiming to provide more pre-employment opportunities at the council. We keep our guidance under review and more schemes are in development for the 2023 to 2024 academic year.

For more information send an email to