Brent Council Apprenticeships

Our apprenticeship schemes at Brent are just one of the valuable ways we grow our own talent within the council.  Ensuring our future employees gain the work experience and training required to gain a nationally recognised qualification.

An apprenticeship can be for people starting out on their work life journey at the age of 16, or those looking to change career for a different working life.  There is no age limit on an apprenticeship.

You can apply for an apprenticeship if you’re:

  • over 16 years of age
  • living in England
  • not in full-time education
  • have the right to work within the UK

You can apply for an apprenticeship while you’re still at school, as long as you’re 16 by the end of the summer holidays.

How do I find and apply for an apprenticeship in Brent?

What does an apprenticeship at Brent Council look like?

From interview to induction through to completion, we hope that you will feel supported throughout your time on the Apprenticeship scheme at Brent. From regular meetings with your manager and training assessor to network events to enable you to catch up with other apprentices.

Your training will depend on the scheme you are on, but will consist of training with either a training provider, college, or university.  Training can be day release or block training, dependant on the scheme you are on. There will be:

  • On the job training.
  • A training assessor to ensure all work learning is captured.
  • An end point assessment at the end of your scheme.
  • Competitive salary and benefits.
  • An opportunity to apply for a role in Brent Council.

Levels of apprenticeship

There are various apprenticeship schemes available from Level 2 to level 7. 

Apprenticeships have equivalent educational levels.

Name

Level

Equivalent educational level

Intermediate

2

GCSE

Advanced

3

A level

Higher

4,5,6 and 7

Foundation degree and above

Degree

6 and 7

Bachelor’s or master’s degree


How long does an apprenticeship take?

An apprenticeship is a minimum of 12 months (372 days) and can go up to 60 months depending on your previous qualifications and the level of scheme that you start on.

What qualifications do I need to start an apprenticeship?

This is dependent on the Apprenticeship. Further information is available on the Institute of Apprenticeship website.