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Brent Council Apprenticeships

Our apprenticeship scheme

Would you like to play a role in shaping one of London's most diverse boroughs? Joining us as an apprentice could change your life. You may also find that you change the lives of others on your way.

We offer high quality one year apprenticeships in a variety of areas that combine work experience, training and a competitive salary.  If you would like to gain vocational experience, boost your skills, achieve a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) and get paid at the same time an apprenticeship with the council could be the choice for you!

If you are looking for the first step into a new career and full of passion then you could be joining us as an apprentice.

What can I expect?

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
  • finance
  • health and social care
  • housing
  • ICT 
  • transport

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.

Will I be supported?

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.

Tanisha's apprenticeship story

Hear from Tanisha as she talks about her decision to become an apprentice, and what she’s learned in her Business Admin apprenticeship so far.