JIP Employer – Worcestershire County Council

Worcestershire County Council (WCC) based in Spetchley Road, Worcester is a large local employer to over 4000 employees. The Council conducts a great variety of functions including education (schools and youth services), social services, highways, libraries, consumer services and town and country planning.  We work with partners to invest and to ensure the county has a well-connected infrastructure. Because Worcestershire has one of the fastest growing economies in the country, our investment into infrastructure is greater now than at any stage in the last 30 years.

The County Council is working on several major infrastructure projects including Southern Link Road, Worcestershire Parkway as well as other important town centre and rural development programmes.  WCC recognises the need to invest not only in these programmes but in the future skills of our young people to ensure we have the skills in our planning and infrastructure teams we need. For this reason, WCC is investing in the Junior Internship Programme. Our intern will experience the various roles and skills needed to be part of our Economy and Infrastructure Directorate specifically within our Strategic Planning team. This will showcase the infrastructure development work we undertake.

As part of your Junior Internship Programme in the Strategic Planning Team at Worcestershire County Council, you can expect to experience an understanding of why we need new infrastructure and specifically how we analyse the future infrastructure development needs of the county. We will delve into multiple aspects of people’s lives in the county to understand how they move about, what and when their education will take place and understand how their health needs will change throughout their lifetime. We also consider how people’s water and broadband needs change over time and how they change with an increased number of residents in the county.

How to get to us by public transport:

Bus service 44 (operated by Midland Red West) runs between CrownGate Bus Station (3 minutes’ walk from Foregate Street railway station) and County Hall Most buses also serve the Countryside Centre.

You can find the timetables for the service in the Bus section of the site or you can get in touch with the County bus line on 0871 200 2233 (local call rate applies).

Passengers arriving at Shrub Hill railway station should take the no.38 bus to Worcester Royal Hospital (service every 15 mins) and follow walking signposts to the Countryside Centre which is adjacent to County Hall (approx. 10 to 15-minute walk).  .

Onsite/ Local Facilities:

A shop sells a variety of items ranging from sandwiches, confectionery, newspapers and cold drinks. Opening hours are Monday to Friday, 8am to 2pm. Lakeview café is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 -3:30pm. There are also vending machines and a cash point.