Work Experience Opportunities

Work Experience Opportunities

Work Experience Opportunities

Work experience is important for getting into any career. Having some can make you stand out from the crowd on applications for courses, training and jobs. Choosing what to do might seem easier if you know what you want to be in the future. You can look for opportunities that will help you to develop skills for that career.

If you do not know what job you want, or you can not get your perfect placement, remember any work experience is better than none. Whatever job you try, you'll learn more about yourself and working life. You'll also gain skills in the process. It might even lead to other, more suitable experience with the same organisation, or be good preparation for another opportunity that's closer to what you really want to do.

Somerset Activity & Sports Partnership (SASP) are keen to support work experience placements but can only accommodate a limited number per year. Placements are not guaranteed and can only be offered if staffing capacity allows it and if we are able to provide a proactive and engaging placement.

We are able to take students in Secondary, Further and Higher Education.

The application window is open from October to mid-December for placements March to July. Applications will then be reviewed straight after the winter break with a possible phone call or informal chat with the student if more information is needed. Successful and unsuccessful applications will be notified before the end of January to ensure other placements can be secured if needed.

If your work experience dates fall out of the March - July window please contact the Workforce Manager directly. Please note that you will need to transport yourself to and from the placement, our head office is in Wellington, Somerset but we work throughout the county. For more information please call us on 01823 653990.

Click here to complete the Work Experience application form - closing date Wednesday 22nd December 2021

Partners and Sponsors

Partners and Sponsors

  • Sport England
    Active Partnerships
    Somerset Business Award Winner
    Somerset Chamber of Commerce
    CPSU
    Disability Confident
  • Somerset Skills & Learning
    Youth Sport Trust
    activity alliance
    pluss
    Sedgemoor District Council
    Avon & Somerset Police
  • South Somerset District Council
    Somerset Partnership
    Yeovil Hospital Healthcare
    Taunton & West Somerset Council
    Mendip District Council
    Homes in Sedgemoor
  • Macmillan Cancer Support
    Spark Somerset
    YMCA Dulverton Group
    Department for Work & Pensions
    EDF
    Somerset CCG
  • SAPHTO
    together team
    Somerset Cricket Board
    British American Football Association
    Badminton England
    Somerset FA
  • British Cycling
    Create Development
    Children in Need
    The Salvation Army
    Somerset County Council
    Lifeline
  • Channel Adventure
    Somerset Community Foundation
    Nova Sports & Coaching
    Zing Somerset
    Sports Coach UK