Apprenticeships with us provide you with an excellent opportunity to learn while in the workplace and gain a nationally recognised qualification at the same time.

Apprenticeship placements are usually for a temporary period of 12 to 15 months during which time you will benefit from training in your job role and develop a greater understanding of the Council and the services we offer.

Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee a permanent role at the end of the 12 months, but apprentices are encouraged to apply for any suitable vacancies that do arise during their time with us.

Applying for an apprenticeship

Vacancies for apprenticeship opportunities with us can come up at any time throughout the year. All our apprenticeship vacancies are advertised on the Jobs Go Public website and on GOV.UK's find an apprenticeship service.

Success stories

Sharney Cobb

After completing a Level 2 Hairdressing qualification, Sharney successfully applied for a Level 3 apprenticeship at Truly Beauty, our salon at Gladstone House. Despite the restrictions in place as a result of the pandemic she was still able to successfully complete this and is now in a permanent role as a Junior Hair Stylist.

Oliver Wilson

Oliver successfully completed a Horticulture Apprenticeship as part of our Street Scene Team and is now in a permanent role as a Grounds Maintenance Operative.

Sarah Husselbee

Sarah recently completed a Level 4 Project Management Apprenticeship. She started out in our Transformation Team but, after working with colleagues providing support to vulnerable residents during the pandemic, discovered new interests and is now in a permanent role as a Community Relations Officer.

Lindsay Berry 

Lindsay recently completed a Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship. Less than a year in to her qualification, she was successful in gaining a permanent position and is an integral member of her team.

Millie Scott-Criddle 

Millie completed a Level 3 Business Administration qualification whilst working in our Communications Team. As a result of the great work she does, she he has now gained a permanent role in the team.

Jared Pailing 

Jared joined as a Level 3 HR Apprentice and, on completion, was successful in gaining a permanent role at the Council. He now works in the ICT and Digital Services team providing 1st Line support to users across the Council.

Georgia Straw 

After successfully completing a Level 2 Housing Apprenticeship with us, Georgia progressed to a Level 3 qualification and successfully gained a permanent role in the Housing Team which she is undertaking whilst completing her Level 3 apprenticeship. She continues to be a fantastic and valued member of the team.

Alex Oxberry 

Alex started out on a Level 2 apprenticeship in ICT. Whilst completing this, he proved himself to be an integral member of the team and was successful in gaining a permanent role. Following this, to support him with his development, he moved on to a Level 3 apprenticeship which he has now successfully completed.

Anna Meachem

Less than 6 months after starting a Level 3 apprenticeship in Public Service, Anna was successful in gaining a permanent role as a Licensing Support Officer. She has recently completed her qualification.