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Information and advice for young people in Suffolk



Getting a job or placement with a local council

Work experience, apprenticeships, internships and graduate programmes

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For details of all public sector or council work experience and job opportunities in Suffolk, read about their opportunities or visit Rising High in Suffolk.

Councils will post details of vacancies on Rising High in Suffolk covering a wide range of jobs and services - much more than just emptying the bins!

Suffolk County Council has a huge range of opportunities for young people, including work experience, apprenticeships, internships, and graduate placements.


The Internship Programme has 22 internship placements available in councils across Suffolk for young people to take on during their university summer break.

The internships are 12 week paid work placements, which will develop your skills and experience and prepare you for employment. Find out more about the Internship Programme.

To hear about the programme from previous interns, check out Rising High in Suffolk.


For paid work, training and a qualification, check out Suffolk County Council's apprenticeships.

To hear from current apprentices about their experiences, you can meet the apprentices.

Graduate placements

For an 18 month placement in a specific post in line with your career choice, check out Suffolk County Council's Graduate Programme.

To hear about current graduates' experiences, you can meet the graduates.

Councillor Lisa Chambers, Suffolk County Council’s cabinet member for education, skills and young people, said:

“As part of our commitment to Raising the Bar, I want all young people in Suffolk to be well prepared to enter the workplace and make a successful transition from education into sustainable employment."

Who are the councils in Suffolk?

  • Babergh and Mid-Suffolk (Hadleigh, Sudbury and Stowmarket areas)
  • East Suffolk (Felixstowe, Saxmundham, Woodbridge and Lowestoft)
  • Ipswich Borough Council
  • Suffolk County Council
  • West Suffolk Councils (Bury St Edmunds, Haverhill, Newmarket, Mildenhall)

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