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Guidance

Work opportunities

In the workplace you will be offered experience to develop your skills and confidence in the following areas: 

  • Team working
  • Communications
  • Customer service 
  • Digital & ICT
  • Partnership working
  • Using systems and databases
  • Acquire an in depth knowledge of areas of work providing you with core skills for future roles and make your career choices.
  • An understanding of Wrexham County Borough Council's wider functions and regulations and key principles of public service.

College – learning outcomes 

You will have the opportunity to be released for a day to attend college to achieve the following:

National Vocational Qualification

  • NVQ Level 2/3 in your chosen field.

Key skills

  •  Work-related essential skills such as literacy, numeracy and digital literacy unless exempt.

Technical certificates

  • These are appropriate vocationally related qualifications which are externally assessed (by exams) and in most cases will require attendance at college.

Employment rights and responsibilities

  • This ensures you have a full understanding of your responsibilities and rights as workers.

Skill requirements

We are really interested in receiving applications from individuals who are looking to develop a career with Wrexham County Borough Council.  

When you apply for one of these placements please highlight your experience / skill in the following areas on our online application form. This can be from a range of places e.g. a work setting, volunteering, school experiences, sports, Duke of Edinburgh scheme, scouts, guides.

Desirable skills

  • Communication skills – verbal and written
  • Team working
  • Computer literacy/digital skills 
  • Time management
  • Customer service skills

Essential skills

At least 5 GCSEs Grade C/4 or above (or equivalent) including Welsh or English Language and maths.

We welcome interest from Welsh speakers.

Our opportunities

Future and potential roles/careers could be considered in the following areas:

Education

  • School admissions
  • Administration
  • Data assurance

Finance & ICT

  • Accountancy
  • Revenues & benefits
  • Welfare Rights
  • Financial assessments/ appointeeship
  • Audit
  • Procurement
  • ICT cyber security

Corporate & Customer Service

  • Customer service
  • Administration
  • Receptionist
  • Digital process analyst
  • ICT systems

Housing

  • Surveying
  • Investment
  • Voids & refurbishments
  • Capital works
  • Catering
  • Housing options
  • Local lettings
  • Allocations
  • Estate management
  • Sheltered
  • Rents
  • Gypsy/Traveller
  • Repairs

Social Care

  • Commissioning
  • Children & Young Adult Services
  • Support worker
  • Children residential
  • Adult residential
  • Homecare/reablement
  • Supported living
  • Business support
  • Prevention & Early Help
  • Wrexham FIS
  • Family support worker
  • TAC
  • Children's Care Team

Human Resources & Organisation development and Performance and improvement

  •  HR & OD service centre (transactional and payroll) workforce development, performance and improvement

Economy & Planning

  • Public protection
  • Planning control
  • Planning policy
  • Regeneration
  • Library services
  • Tŷ Pawb
  • Physical regeneration
  • Heritage and archives