The Bottle Yard Studios offers work experience 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, WORKS also facilitates placements for a wide range of individuals 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.
- provision for participants 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.
As 2020 is the first year of the Studios teaming up with Bristol WORKS and Bristol Culture, we will be restricting applications to students attending Oasis John Williams and Bedminster Down Schools only. We hope to be able to offer a wider selection of WORKS schools from 2021 onwards.
If you’re interested in applying, please email WEX@bristol.gov.uk and the team will send you an application form.