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Find out about how an apprenticeship with us could launch your career.

Apprenticeships with us

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship combines practical training in a job with study. You will work alongside experienced staff gaining job specific skills whilst earning a wage and working towards a nationally recognised qualification. They generally last between 1-4 years.

Why an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship will allow you to have on and off the job training at a pace suited to you with support of a mentor. Whilst having this support in a real job you will be earning a salary, currently £4.05 per hour in the first year, with the possibility for progression, whether looking to study further or if an opportunity arises to climb the ranks within the workplace.

Why us?

Since 2010, we have had 33 apprenticeships, ranging between one to three years in many areas within the authority with proven success. Four of our apprentices have gone on to study a further apprenticeship and five have secured a permanent job with us.

We offer a great place to work and a great team to work with. We believe that all our employees make a valuable contribution to the work of the council and that's why we encourage a trusting and open culture where each employee is supported and respected equally, where ideas are actively sought and self-development promoted. We also recognise the value of a highly motivated and engaged workforce and we actively encourage a good work/life balance.

Benefits include:

  • 22 days leave plus bank holidays

  • Parking

  • Local Government Pension Scheme

Find out more about what an apprenticeship can do for you by reading our case studies below.

Find our current apprenticeships here

Updated: 3 Jul 2018
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