The Bottle Yard Studios offers work experience placements to students through Bristol WORKS as part of a week-long placement with Bristol Culture at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. Part of the Bristol WORKS offer is the facilitation of work experience (WEX) placements for young people who attend WORKS schools. In addition to this, WORKS also facilitates placements for a wide range of individuals across the city to ensure there is access to work experience within the City. WORKS is determined to provide this opportunity as a stepping stone for people to gain confidence and experience that may help them enter paid employment.
During the placement, WORKS can offer a variety of supported opportunities. These include: interview and application advice; a careers meeting and next-steps discussion; an apprenticeships session with the Apprenticeships Manager where there is a platform to discuss live apprenticeship opportunities; a real work challenge which can involve training on social media, writing a blog that may be published on the WORKS website, or a task that is directly related to the objectives of the team. In addition, there is provision for the person on placement to undertake relevant E-Learning, providing them with the opportunity to develop their skills and employability for free. Bristol Works’ commitment to WEX means that anyone who completes a work experience placement at Bristol City Council, and then applies for an apprenticeship and meets the essential criteria, is guaranteed an interview.
If you are interested in applying, please email WEX@bristol.gov.uk and the team will send you an application form.