Work Placements

Work placements at The Countess are offered to people aged 16 and above (further age restrictions may apply in certain areas) and can last anything from a couple of days to a number of weeks. These placements help students gain experience in a focused area to support their studies and career aspirations.

Thank you for your interest in a work placement/experience with The Countess. Please be aware that due to the ongoing situation with Covid-19 we are no longer taking applications for these positions. We will update this page when the situation changes. 

***Please note: This is not for elective placements

How to apply?

You need to complete an application form and return to

Once we have received your application we will contact the relevant department to see if they can accommodate your request. You may be asked by the department for further information and to have an informal interview either over the phone or face to face before a decision can be made.

Please note, it can take up to four weeks before you get a response due to demanding workloads so please leave plenty of time to arrange. The Trust considers all applications however, because of the high demand in certain circumstances we have to give priority to applicants who either live or attend an educational institute locally.

 QS Logo Silver Nov 17

***The Countess recently received the Silver Work Experience Quality Standard, this is a national accreditation which provides external quality assurance for high quality work experience and employability programmes. This standard was developed by Fair Train with support from the Department for Education, Ofsted, National Apprenticeship Service, National Careers Service, TUC, TSNLA, AELP and AoC, as well as employers and learning providers. 

We recognise the value of high quality work experience and employability provision and are really proud of all of the opportunities we offer. #inspiringfutures at #teamcountess  


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