London Borough of Croydon

Work experience opportunities

Work experience at Croydon Council

Are you interested in learning more about what we do at the council? Would you like to gain the types of skills and experience that will be useful for your future career? Are you a hard worker and committed to giving your best to helping the local community?

If your answer to these questions is ‘yes’, then Croydon Council may have the type of opportunities you’re looking for!

Work experience is a great way of building the skills that will be helpful for your future career. No matter what sector you’re interested in, there are transferrable skills that all employers look for. Work experience can help you:

  • clarify your own career goals;
  • get a better understanding of how businesses work
  • gain essential skills and experience
  • meet new people and work alongside professionals in the public sector
  • understand the vast variety of functions the council has

Croydon is one of the biggest boroughs in London and serves the community in diverse number of ways. A work placement at Croydon Council will give you a unique insight into the different services available and give you the chance to contribute to our goal to make Croydon a better place to live and work.

How do I apply?  Croydon Council logo

We offer work experience placements throughout the year and are advertised on the Croydon Works website. Please make sure you only apply for opportunities advertised as ‘Work Experience Placement’ by ‘Croydon Council’ – look for our logo.

You’ll need to:

  1. Fill in the short application form
  2. Answer the application question (found in the advert)
  3. Upload your CV

The application process for our work experience placements is very similar to if you were applying for a job so it’s important you work on making your CV stand out for all the right reasons. You will be asked to take part in a phone interview where you’ll be asked questions aimed at helping us find out more about you. If you have any questions about the application process, please email