Work experience

Work experience

Work experience gives you the opportunity to find out all about the world of work, get a taste of what's involved in particular roles with us, and makes a great addition to your CV. It can vary in structure and length - from as little as half a day, right up to a few weeks long.

We try and offer work experience opportunities in a range of services and departments including; business administration, IT, marketing, finance, property and HR.


I Know I Can Opportunities

If you're aged between 14 and 18 years old we offer a range of work placement opportunities through I Know I Can (IKIC) Pathways to Success.

Pathways to Success supports the development of employability and transferable skills through a range of engagement programmes, traineeships, apprenticeships and undergraduate opportunities. If you have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) it includes opportunities up to 25 years old.


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Hear from our students

You can read about the experience of some of our apprentices below:

Karina - business administration apprentice

Karina joined us in 2017 as a business administration apprentice. Whilst working here she's taken part in the the national #TakeoverChallenge day, and had the opportunity to do some work experience with our Communication and Marketing team, including managing our social media accounts for the day.

Karina said, "I've had a very busy morning and helped the Communications team make a special video for the Tour de Yorkshire. I've enjoyed it so far - look out for my tweets and photos on our social media accounts! It's been fun to take on a different role to my usual day job."

Matthew - libraries apprentice

Matthew joined us in 2016 as an apprentice in the Barnsley Libraries service. Whilst being here he's been working towards his Level 2 apprenticeship in Libraries, Archives and Information services.

With the support of his colleagues in the library and his hard work, it's great he's now achieved this!


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