Work experience

Virtual Work Experience

In partnership with Youth Employment UK, we have created a virtual work experience programme as an introduction to careers at Surrey County Council. There are a series of videos so that you can learn more about working for the Council, with workbooks to ensure you get the best out of your virtual work experience and can record your learning.

Explore Careers in Surrey County Council - Virtual Work Experience

Work experience placements

Thank you for your interest in a work experience placement with Surrey County Council.

Applications for summer term 2023 work experience closed on 31 March and we are now contacting all those that have applied. We have received a large number of applications and therefore unfortunately cannot guarantee placements for all applicants. We are prioritising those who are in care or care leavers, and those with special educational needs and / or are neurodivergent. Please check back here in the autumn for information on work experience placements in 2024. Placements are typically held in the summer term between May and July across a diverse range of council departments.

We recommend that you complete the virtual experience programme to find out more about working for the county council.

Please note that Surrey Fire and Rescue Service are currently unable to offer work experience placements, however, please review our website for 'What it takes to be a firefighter'

If you have any questions please email