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Business Virtual Work Experience: Diverse Roles Exploration

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Job sector

Government & Politics
This programme is open to anyone aged 13+
Certificate of completion
Over 9 hours worth of content

Life in our local communities is always full of variety - even if you’ve never considered it before. So much happens within them that there needs to be an organisation that keeps track of what’s going on, and provides essential services and support. That’s where local authorities come into play, and they have an essential role in making our local communities what they are. 

With over 7000 different roles, you can’t find a more diverse employer than your local authority! But, with so many diverse and interesting roles available, how do you know where to start? 

In partnership with Brighton & Hove City Council, Springpod has created a virtual work experience opportunity to make your first steps into a career that can help you transform your local community. You’ll have the opportunity to take part in a unique virtual work experience that’ll give you the information you need to know more about invaluable careers and opportunities within Brighton & Hove City Council, so you know what career could suit you best!

What's included
This programme will cover many diverse roles and pathways available at Brighton & Hove City Council. By exploring the five directorates of the council - a section of departments responsible for specific areas - you’ll get an insight into how the council has a part to play in the local area. Along the way, you’ll have the chance to participate in activities that’ll put you in the hot seat, test your knowledge on some great quizzes, and speak to inspiring professionals in live webinars.

Introduction to Brighton & Hove City Council

We all have a local authority that is responsible for the public services and facilities in our local regions, but how much do you really know about what goes on? This module covers everything you need to know about what goes on at a local authority - from how it's funded, the services it provides, and even what it’s like to really work for the council.

Green Futures, Sustainable Careers
Economy, Environment, and Culture
Families, Children, and Learning
Governance, People, and Resources
Health and Adult Social Care
Housing, Neighbourhoods, and Communities
Getting Career Ready

Available dates

On demand

Time to complete

8 hours


Hear from our student community

Aqsa Saleemi, Year 12 Student

Thank you for all your time and effort. The program was by far the best experience I’ve had virtually compared to other virtual experiences I’ve done. I liked the layout and the interactive activities, and I learnt a lot I didn’t know. I would definitely recommend this program to others; it was a great experience I would love to do it all again.

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