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Undergraduate Placements

Undergraduate Placement Programme

Our undergraduate placement programme is designed to bring highly qualified and motivated students with diverse backgrounds into the organisation to work on projects that contribute to our strategic goals or help to support the corporate functions of the Council. 

Successful candidates are given a ‘hands-on’ opportunity to improve their analytical, business, and technical skills in a professional environment.

Watch our short video for an overview of the programme. 

Who can apply?

Placements are open for students who:

  • Are enrolled in a full-time degree programme for the duration of the internship in a field or discipline related to the work of the Council

  • Are available for a minimum placement duration of 12 months

  • Be confident in the use of Microsoft Office applications

  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills

When can I apply?

Placements usually run from September to August. 

Applications are now open. 

What does it involve?

Successful candidates will carry out research and provide support to services across the Council, based on their chosen specialism. Services include: 

  • Building Control

  • Community Development

  • Environmental Health

  • Environmental Services

  • Human Resources

  • Leisure, Health and Wellbeing

  • Planning

  • Marketing and Communications

  • Tourism

  • Waste Management

Examples of work entrusted to successful candidates include:

  • Participating in the preparation of working papers, reports, documents, and publications

  • Carrying out research and reviews of existing materials, processes, and procedures

  • Collecting, organising, and analysing data 

  • Participating in recruitment and selection panels

  • Participating in meetings and seminars

  • Contributing to the organisation of events, marketing and communication activities, planning and evaluation.

Are you interested? 

To find out more and apply, visit the Council's Job portal

Recruitment for Student Placements is now closed. Future opportunities will be listed on this page when available.