Councils are keen for young people to take up work-based training opportunities. Apprenticeships are available at two different levels:
Lead to an NVQ at level 2. Specific training and/or qualifications will be selected by individual councils to meet trainees' needs and additional training will help you to progress to an Advanced Apprenticeship.
These include the achievement of an NVQ at level 3.
All Apprenticeships include key skills such as literacy, numeracy, IT, problem solving, team working and personal development and most will also include a technical certificate. The actual training will vary by council but there will be opportunities to enable Apprentices to progress further.
Councils run Apprenticeships in the following occupational areas: Accounting, Amenity Horticulture, Arts & Entertainment, Business Administration, Cleaning & Support Services, Construction, Customer Service, Early Years and Education, Emergency Fire Service Operations, Environmental Conservation, Health & Safety (Occupational Health & Safety Practice), Health & Social Care, Heritage Sector, Housing, Information Services, Information Technology, Insurance, Personnel Support, Sport, Recreation & Allied Occupations and Telecommunications.
Apprentices learn on the job, building up knowledge and skills, gaining qualifications and earning money all at the same time.
By applying to do an Apprenticeship, you're agreeing to work and study hard. Your success will be down to the level of dedication you put in. Apprenticeships are a fantastic way to further your career. You’ll get the very best training for a formal qualification and in return, you'll be expected to use your training and studies to do the best job possible.