Work experience is defined as ‘a placement with an employer in which a young person carries out a range of tasks in much the same way as an employee, but with the emphasis on the learning aspects of the experience’.

Current legislation states that students may only legally participate in work experience during their last two years of compulsory education or above.

On behalf of Bromley Local Authority, Bromley EBP works with schools to ensure their work experience programmes satisfy the requirements of current legislation and local guidance.  This includes providing a comprehensive package of support services to help schools deliver high quality work experience schemes.  Schools subscribing to the support package receive the added benefit of joining a work experience support network.

More information on Bromley EBP's Work Experience Support Package can be found in our Brochure of Services.

Extended Placements

For students who do not respond well to a full-time academic programme and may benefit from an alternative style and location of learning as part of an alternative education package, we have our Flexible Learning Programme.  Students spend 1 or 2 days a week with an employer over a longer period of time and up to an academic year.  Placements are bespoke and matched to individual students according to their interests.  For more information, click on the Flexible Learning - Extended Work Experience Placements tab.

Work Experience with Bromley Council

Bromley EBP coordinates the Borough's work experience scheme offering placements each year in a variety of departments across the Council.  Placements are available to young people in Years 10, 11 and 12 who are looking for work experience as part of an organised school scheme.  Priority for placements is given to Bromley Children Looked After and young people who live in Bromley and/or attend a Bromley school.  Placements are for 1 week in term time only.

For details of how to apply for a placement, please click on the Work Experience with Bromley Council tab.

For more information on any of our work experience programmes including how to subscribe to our Work Experience Support Package or how to refer a student to our Flexible Learning Programme, please email your enquiry to


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