Work Experience

What Is Liverpool City Council’s Work Experience Program?

We offer meaningful unpaid experience to help local students (High School, VET qualification and University) gain real world skills and enhance their future employment opportunities.

There is no employment relationship, and the opportunity is focused on providing participants with a learning experience through observation, on-the-job learning, and skill development.

Due to the high volume of applications, we will only be able to contact those students who are most actively considered for the positions that arise. In the meantime, we encourage you to apply for the next quarter period for future work experience opportunities.

Work Experience, Work Placement/Internship Insurance Coverage

You are required to have personal accident insurance and public liability insurance coverage, provided by your current educational institution. You need to attach this to your application.

How to apply

Submit your application using the Work Experience Application Form.

  • Title of qualification being studied (if relevant)
  • Dates you are available from including days of week (for example, 1 October 2022 to 2 December 2022, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday)
  • Total number of days required
  • Brief explanation of what you need to experience and why you want to complete your placement at Liverpool City Council
  • Select one (1) area of interest for your work experience/placement
  • Attach your current CV/Resume, COVID-19 Vaccination Status and insurance as required

Note: Engineer unpaid internships are assessed twice a year and preference is given to fourth year and third year students.

For any further information contact Liverpool City Council on 1300 36 2170 or

What is work experience?

A form of on-the-job learning where an individual (student or community member) chooses to obtain unpaid experience in the workplace. The individual may seek to learn the realities of work, inform a career path or decide if the industry or occupation is right for them or put into practice what they have learned in the classroom. Work experience is not a mandatory requirement of a qualification.

What is work placement/internship?

A mandatory requirement of a qualification where a student completes a defined number of unpaid placement hours in the workplace. The student is unable to complete the qualification without work placement.  This is sometimes referred to as an unpaid internship.

Do I need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19?

Yes. All positions at Liverpool City Council involve regular interaction with employees and/or the community. You will need to provide proof of being fully vaccinated as part of your application.

Where you are unable to be full vaccinated against COVID-19 (such as underlying health reasons) you will need to provide a certificate from your Doctor confirming this. Council will endeavour to provide placement in a suitable area that limits exposure to other employees (such as providing remote work experience). You will need to sign a declaration that you take full ownership if placement is undertaken, and you contract COVID-19 whilst undertaking work experience with Council.

How are applications assessed?

Applications are assessed by Department Managers at the end of the closing date for the requested term. You may be contacted by the Department Manager to clarify information that you have provided, and you will be notified of the outcome via email. Applications that are received after the closing date will not be considered.

When will I hear back about my application?

Applications are open and reviewed four times a year. You will be notified by email if you application has been accepted or not. If you haven’t heard back within three weeks of the application closing date contact Liverpool City Council on 1300 36 2170 or

How is my personal information stored and used?

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