A real job
Working within your service area, you will develop a specialised knowledge base and a range of valuable, transferable skills. We offer a wide range of apprenticeships including in:
- business and administration
- customer service
- health and social care
Most of our apprenticeships last a year, with potential at the end to continue on to higher level apprenticeship and/or to progress in jobs vacancies at the council.
A real salary
- Aged 16 to 18: £8,500
- Aged 19 to 23: £9,500
You could also receive discretionary salary increments based on achieving specific performance targets.
A real qualification
Alongside your placement, you will work towards a relevant, accredited qualification that will strengthen your skills and broaden your future employment prospects. There are different types of apprenticeships within the council, but you will normally either complete a Level 2 or 3 NVQ in a specific subject area.
You may have the option of working four days a week and attending college for one day to study for your qualification, or, working five days a week and having regular one-one visits from the training provider to study for your qualification in the workplace.
A real future
National statistics show that having completed an apprenticeship, the majority of apprentices (85 per cent) will stay in employment, with two-thirds staying with the same employer. A third of all former apprentices had received a promotion within 12 months of finishing.
Yes, you will be supported in your day-to-day role by your line manager and members of your team. In addition to this you will have a comprehensive induction to the council and a trained mentor who will meet with you each month to provide more general advice and support.