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Planning Bursary Work Placement

Are you about to embark on a degree in 2019?

Do you need a paid work placement to support your studies?

Salary: £9.00 per hour plus £3,000 bursary each year.

For more information on how to apply see our Work Placement and Bursary scheme page or email

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Benefits of working for us

We have an exciting and broad range of employee benefits and work hard to constantly enhance these.

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Equal Opportunities

Our Equal Opportunities Statement sets out the council’s commitment to ensuring equality of access and opportunity in employment to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of his or her protected characteristics or any other factor irrelevant to an individual’s ability to do the job.

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Work Placement and Bursary Scheme (2019)

This unique opportunity is open to undergraduates who have been resident in Ashford for 5 years or more and who will be enrolling in a full time course, at Level 4 or above, from September 2019 at a recognised university, technical college or similar establishment, lasting at least twenty weeks on average, in an academic year over the period of the course.

We will provide a work placement each summer holiday (typically up to 12 weeks) for 3 years that aims to support your studies; plus a bursary of up to £3k at the start of the academic year to help with general living costs.

See our Featured Job for more information.


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Apprenticeships programme

Our apprenticeship programme at Ashford Borough Council is a work-based training programme where apprentices have the opportunity to develop job specific skills and gain a nationally recognised qualification.

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Further assistance

If you need any help or further information regarding working for Ashford Borough Council or our recruitment and selection process, please email