Suffolk County Council
work experience
Expires14 days

Industrial Placement Programme

Job description

The placement will start in either June or September 2020, so this is a perfect opportunity to invest in your future and gain employability skills.

Suffolk County Council, Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils, East Suffolk Council and West Suffolk Council are some of the local government authorities responsible for maintaining countywide public sector services within Suffolk.

Our aim is to lead as exemplar employers, offering opportunities to young people who are driven and want to make a difference to the people of Suffolk.

The industrial placement programme is specifically designed for UK undergraduates who are seeking to gain and develop employability skills. This consists of a 9 - 12 month placement within a chosen council and department.

This placement sits within Suffolk County Council's Fire Service ICT team, which focuses on the blue light element of fire and rescue service systems, including systems which alert fire personnel to incidents, provide information to the incident ground using mobile data terminals on fire engines, allow communications through mobile phones, airwave radios and WiFi and systems to capture information which can be used by other teams to monitor performance. The majority of desktop administration and provision including some corporate services such as email are delivered by colleagues in Suffolk County Council's ICT team.

You can expect to be paid the National Living Wage for your hours worked and you will be eligible to take annual leave. Business travel expenses, where eligible, will be reimbursed.

Flexible working is actively encouraged throughout the council.

Although separate to the local government Suffolk Internship and Industrial Placement Programme, West Suffolk Council does offer summer internship and industrial placement opportunities at their two central office locations in Bury St Edmunds and Mildenhall.

Fixed-term for up to 12 months.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. We are also committed to flexible working. For the types of flexible or part time working available for specific roles, please see the Job and Person Profile.

What we are looking for

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details

£8.21 ph

Contract, dates and working times
Fixed term


How to apply

More information about the Internship and Industrial Placement opportunities at West Suffolk Council can be found on their website

If you have any queries regarding a placement or application, please email: quoting the Internship vacancy number: IndP2020/KJP.

Please read the Job and Person Profile and the Internship Information Brochure before applying for this placement, as well as refering to the full list of placements available and their specific placement descriptions.

Assessment centre: w/c 13 April 2020.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 9 February 2020

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Closing date:  9 February 2020

Expires14 days

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