Apprenticeships are open to anyone aged 16 or over who isn'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

Find out more about our apprenticeships.

Apprenticeship pay

As an new starter apprentice you'll be paid your agreed hourly rate of pay for your normal working hours.

You'll also be paid for the training you do as part of your apprenticeship.

Find out more information about the National Minimum Wage.

How many hours will I work?

You'll normally be employed for a minimum of 30 hours a week, but could be more depending on the role. 

What apprenticeships are available?

There's a wide variety of apprenticeship roles available within our services, such as vehicle maintenance and repair, IT, software, web and telecoms, local environmental services and business administration.

What level can I learn up to?

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.

Find out more about the different level apprenticeships and what they're equivalent to. 

Apprenticeship target and strategy

Find out about our apprenticeship target and strategies.

Our apprenticeship targets and strategy

Hear from our apprentices

  • 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.
    Shaun - HR Apprentice
  • The apprenticeship scheme has helped us fast-track our IT careers. We've learned how to effectively do our job whilst  learning how to establish healthy workplace relationships.
    Armands and Liam - IT Apprentice's
  • I really enjoyed working with the team and getting involved with a variety of projects. In my spare time I volunteer, so being able to support communities and get involved with the events was perfect.
    Jess - Business support apprentice

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