Work experience at KCC

Work placements: Made in Kent

Work experience at KCC is an incredible opportunity to explore potential career paths and develop the skills and behaviours that employers value.

You'll have the chance to learn about our working environment first-hand, understand us as a local authority and develop skills such as:

  • communication
  • problem-solving
  • teamwork
  • how to use computers and office equipment.

You will gain practical knowledge that can support your theoretical learning and have an unforgettable experience that will help shape your future.

You can register an interest in unpaid work experience at KCC if you:

  • live in Kent
  • go to school (and are in year 10 or above), college or university in Kent.

Due to high demand and limited availability, we can only offer KCC placements to people who live and go to school, college or university in Kent.

Register your interest in work experience with us

After registering your interest, you'll receive an email to confirm we have received your request. Your details will then be passed to the relevant teams to see if they are able to offer you a placement.

As we get a lot of requests it may take us some time to respond.


Work experience is unpaid work offered to students. You won't get paid and we won't reimburse any expenses.


Your manager will work with you to decide your working hours. You won't work for more than 8 hours a day and you won't start before 7am or finish after 7pm.

You will only have to work up to 5 days in a row out of 7. You'll have breaks throughout the day.

Looking after you

When you start your placement, we'll give you a point of contact. They will be responsible for you and will make sure you understand what's expected. They'll also be available to give you support and guidance when you need it. Your contact will introduce you to their work and involve you in relevant tasks.

Health and Safety

The health and safety of everyone who works at KCC is our priority. Before you start your placement, we'll assess and mitigate any risks.

Your school, college or university should also conduct a health and safety check to make sure they're happy that the environment is safe.

Get in touch

If you need more information, email