DWP Work Placement- 6 Weeks- London South SW1H 9NA- 04/02/2019
If you are aged 18-30 and currently unemployed and registered with Job Centre Plus you are eligible for this opportunity.
The Department for Work and Pensions is the largest government department in the United Kingdom, and is responsible for welfare and pension policy.
DWP’s work experience programme is intended to support young people aged 18-30 years old, who are facing difficulty getting into work. The programme is designed to help you develop your confidence and learn new and valuable skills, and give you real, on-the-job experience of working in the Civil Service.
What does a typical placement look like?
We will help you gain greater self-confidence, and improve your organisational, communications and team working/collaboration skills – key skills that employers are looking for. We will also help you with your interview skills and CV writing. The work experience includes a personal learning journey that develops you as a leader and helps you with your wellbeing and resilience.
The purpose of this placement is to give you experience of working in an office environment. We’ll support you to gain greater confidence, improve your organisation, communication, and presentation skills, and help you with interview/CV skills. As part of this posting, you will also develop your social media skills and learn how to present information to different audiences.
The team you’ll be joining works on a number of issues, from improving our communication with employers to encouraging employers to recruit people facing barriers getting into work.
A typical day will involve preparing for and attending meetings, creating social media content, project evaluation, and gaining experience across different teams.
We will tailor the placement to your ability, experience, and requirements and will discuss with you what you want to get out of your time with us before you start.
What you should wear:
Comfortable, smart casual clothing is best. For example, trousers and a top, chinos and a shirt, a dress, or a skirt and top. Don’t worry if you have a limited wardrobe – we don’t judge.
Skills you’ll come away with:
Personal confidence and self-awareness
Interview preparation, CV writing skills and preparation for work
Teamwork and communication
What have previous participants of this programme said about their placement?
I had an amazing time working in the Youth Policy Team, I met some great people and learnt a lot of skills that I now use in the job that this placement helped me to get. I would definitely recommend this programme to anyone who is lucky enough to get on it.”
“I was given responsibility from the beginning and the team were very welcoming. I greatly appreciated the willingness of the team to provide advice and support where needed. Ultimately this has been a great experience that will benefit me going forward.”
“Overall I would definitely say that my MTW placement changed my life as it gave me the confidence to feel comfortable in a work place and help me get back into working life. Following on from my MTW placement I am now back working in the same team on an AO apprenticeship which was definitely the perfect next step following on from a MTW placement. “
Complete this placement and then…
We want you to leave with a new-found confidence about what you can achieve and have experiences you can talk about at interview.
You’ll get a certificate showing your attendance record and your achievements to demonstrate your commitment to prospective employers.
If you are interested, we’ll show you how to access upcoming jobs in the Civil Service.
A few final things…
Reasonable travel expenses reimbursed? Agreed in advance between you and your Job Centre Plus work coach
Mentor provided during placement? Yes.
Reference given once placement completed? No – a certificate upon completion will be provided. You will have a workbook that you will complete throughout your placement and can serve as a record of your achievements during the work experience.
The application process for this placement opportunity is managed by the Department For Work and Pensions on behalf of the Civil Service. By submitting this application you agree that the Department For Work and Pensions may access their systems to confirm that you meet the eligibility criteria for this placement.
Placement Reference: DWP294
Placement Start Date: 04/02/2019