Apprenticeships are open to anyone aged 16 or over who aren't in full time education and are allowed to work in the UK. They give you the opportunity to earn whilst you learn, combining practical training in a job with studying.
As an apprentice with us you’ll:
- work alongside experienced staff
- gain job-specific skills
- earn a wage and get holiday pay
- be allowed time for study related to your role, usually one day a week
You'll normally be employed for a minimum of 30 hours a week, but could be more depending on the role. You'll be paid for your working hours and the training you do as part of your apprenticeship.
There's a wide variety of apprenticeship roles available within our services. Such as vehicle maintenance and repair, IT, software, web & telecoms professionals, local environmental services, business administration and construction building maintenance.
Our apprenticeships range from Level 2 qualifications all the way up to Level 7 - the equivalent to a Master's degree. Depending on their level they can take between one and five years to complete.
Hear from our apprentices
You can read about the experience of some of our apprentices below:
Shaun - workforce development apprentice
Shaun started his apprenticeship in August 2015 with our workforce development team, studying for a Level 2 qualification in Business Administration. After completing the qualification he secured a permanent position with us as a HR administration assistant, and is currently seconded to a HR officer role.
Shaun says, "The scheme allowed me to gain work experience in Human Resources and has given me a good understanding of the department. It's also given me the confidence to utilise my skills in a working environment."
Armands and Liam - IT apprentices
Armands and Liam both started with us in September 2016, completing Level 2 apprenticeships in IT, software, web and telecoms. They've now progressed to a Level 4 apprenticeship and HNC at Barnsley University, and secured permanent positions with us as ICT technicians.
Liam told us, "The apprenticeship scheme has helped us fast-track our IT careers. Over the course of two years we've learned how to effectively do our job whilst also learning how to establish healthy workplace relationships."