Work experience

We offer work placements to help people (aged 18+) gain the skills and confidence to pursue a new career. Available for anyone referred through the Job Centre, applicants must receive Jobseekers Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit to be eligible.

Our work placements are tailored to you, and designed to help you improve your knowledge and experience in your chosen industry. We offer a range of diverse roles in both customer facing and office-based roles.

What you can expect

  • A dedicated co-ordinator to work with you on your placement;
  • Experience that can help you succeed in your chosen career;
  • A friendly work environment and supportive colleagues to help you succeed;
  • Learning and development opportunities to help you build your experience, skills and knowledge.

How to apply

Parkside, our Community Hub based in Melbourne, Chelmsford can offer you support and guidance in your job search. Speak to the team, or your Job Coach at your local Job centre to see if you are eligible.

Alternatively, if you are in school or college and want to gain experience within the housing sector, we might be able to provide a placement opportunity for you. Please email our HR team at with a short covering letter explaining the skills and experience you are looking to gain.