Being an apprentice can help you get your career started by combining real work experience with a nationally recognised qualification. Combining on the job training with study means you can earn while you learn. With some apprenticeships, you can even get a degree.
An apprenticeship helps you gain experience in many different areas:
- you will achieve a nationally recognised NVQ
- you will be get further opportunities for progression and development, such as training courses and workshops
- you will be earning a wage whilst you learn
- there are opportunities to work independently and within teams
- it provides you with the opportunity to get your foot in the door in a real working environment
You will also learn about our values and the behaviours we expect to see from our staff.
Our apprentice experiences
We have had many successful apprentices over the past few years. Here are just some of their experiences:
Justin; "Marketing as a section has allowed me to get involved with a real range of tasks and projects. The areas I get involved in are; business relations, Press and PR as well as statistical data.
Emily; "Working in Procurement has made me realise that there are so many hidden jobs out there. It has provided me with a great career opportunity which I am looking forward to pursing"
Anna; "The apprenticeship scheme at the council has been brilliant at providing me with all of the support I need to carry out my role. It was an excellent starting point for my career ambitions"
Hannah; "The apprenticeship scheme at Braintree District Council has been great at providing support in general and within my job role. There have been so many work opportunities which I would never have thought would be available at the Council."
Jess ;"I didn't think that university was the right choice for me so an apprenticeship offered a great alternative. I am still learning and working towards a qualification, but I am also earning a salary at the same time."
Finding an apprenticeship
The main place to search for an apprenticeship is on the National Apprenticeship Service website. You can look for apprenticeship vacancies in your local area or search for a specific role.