Due to our impending move to new offices in Honiton we will not be accepting work experience placements between January – March 2019. From April 2019 requests will be considered on a first come first served basis.

We offer a wide variety of one week work experience placements. If you're interested in applying for work experience please fill out our online work placement enquiry form. Alternatively you can email or write to us detailing your placement interest and what you hope to achieve during your time with us to, or telephone human resources on 01395 517553.

We receive numerous enquiries throughout the year from school and college students requesting work experience placements. The requests accommodated include ICT, planning, environmental health, legal, licensing, democratic services and streetscene.

At the end of each placement students are asked to complete an  evaluation form. Below are some of the comments we've received:

[AH] Legal, licensing and democratic services:

“I had a really enjoyable time. It was very informative and I learned about the different aspect of the legal departments work. I was made to feel most welcome.”

[SO] "The variety of working with legal, democratic services and licensing was fantastic. Thank you very much for a great week!"

[RF] Planning and countryside service:

“Thank you so much for my weeks work experience with you. I really enjoyed it and everyone was so kind and helpful. I felt really wanted and part of the team. Thank you to everyone who gave me their time.”

[OA] Environmental health:

“Favourite task was Food Hygiene inspection, I found going off site very interesting and seeing different towns in East Devon.”


“Everyone was very helpful, they kept me busy and explained any uncertainties I had. Thank you!”  

[DN] Organisational development:

"I can't thank all the staff who interacted with me enough.  The friendly and inclusive attitude was hugely appreciated.  I would certainly champion the department as an excellent provider of work experience and service."