Vacancy -- Work Experience Placements

The Opportunity

Pan Wales - various locations available
5 Days

The Welsh Government offers work experience placements to individuals of school age for periods up to 5 days.

The aim of the placements on offer is to provide an insight into the work of the Welsh Government, and developing evidence of employability.

The placements are available to young people, aged between 14 and 18 who are still in full time education (i.e. school or college).  We cannot accept applications from individuals over the age of 18, or who are in higher education.

These placements are unpaid and can last up to a maximum of 5 days.  Three months' notice is required to arrange a placement, and unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to arrange a placement.

Due to the high demand for work experience placements it is not possible to place individuals into specific areas of interest. Please note that you will be allocated an area which will give you an overview of the work undertaken by the Welsh Government which is largely admin based. We hope that you will make the most of the experience and take the opportunity to ask for relevant  information regarding any future career aspirations that you may have.

Administrative tasks and general experience of how a devolved Government works.

Specifically, tasks could include:

  • work shadowing
  • attending meetings
  • reading information
  • research
  • answering the phone and taking messages
  • filing/photocopying
  • general administrative tasks

Some Welsh Government offices provide on-site facilities such as a canteen, but not all. If your placement is confirmed, you can request specific information regarding the location at which your placement will take place.

Our main offices are based in Cardiff, Merthyr, Swansea, Aberystwyth, Carmarthen and Llandudno Junction.

To apply for a work experience placement, please complete the online application form, by clicking on the below ‘Apply’ button.  You will need to register your details for an account on our online application system, for which you’ll need an e-mail address.

In the application, you’ll need to provide your personal details, including your address details for the last three years, and your education history for the last three years.  You’ll also be asked to attach a document prepared by your tutor, providing a brief outline of your objectives for the placement.  It is recommended you prepare all of this Information beforehand, before you start your application.

For further information or queries on these opportunities, please contact the Corporate Shared Service Centre HR Helpdesk on 029 2082 5454 or

Welsh Language Opportunities

The Welsh Government acknowledges the importance of developing and growing its bilingual workforce, and welcomes applications from those who are interested in spending part or all of their work exerience placement working through the medium of Welsh.

This vacancy is closed to applications.