At Wiltshire Council we’re always looking for new talent and we’re keen to support people to grow and develop through training and skills development. That’s why we have our own apprenticeship programme, through which a number of our employees initially joined the council, before going on to secure great roles across our various service areas.

What is an apprenticeship?


An apprenticeship is a real job with training so you can earn while you learn and gain a nationally recognised qualification.

As an apprentice you’ll be employed and will study for a qualification with the full support and commitment of Wiltshire Council. Apprenticeships involve a mix of classroom learning and practical hands-on experience in various settings.

Apprenticeships are for anyone aged 16 or over. People who have been in a particular industry for a while, but have a new job role, may also be considered for an apprenticeship.

Applicants to the programme must be living in England, been a citizen or continuously resident in the Economic European Area (EEA) for 3 years prior to appointment and not in full time education.

Apprenticeships last for 12 months or longer depending on the length of time to complete the qualification and undertake enough work experience to reach the required level.


If you have been promoted into a new role or changing careers and need to take on new responsibilities and exercise new skills, or even starting within your first job, you may be able to undertake an apprenticeship.

Wherever you are in your career, an apprenticeship could make a big difference.

We currently do not have any apprenticeship vacancies  

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Here are some of our employees talking about their apprenticeships and what they think are the best things about working at Wiltshire Council.

Did you know?

You can now earn a degree through an apprenticeship, without the pressure of university fees and will also be gaining invaluable experience and a salary at the same time.

There is no age limit in becoming an apprentice

What types of apprenticeships are there?

There are four types of apprenticeship you can apply for depending on your current skills and qualifications:

  • Intermediate level apprenticeships, where you work towards Level 2 qualifications and functional skills.
  • Advanced level apprenticeships, where you work towards Level 3 qualifications and functional skills.
  • Higher level apprenticeships, give you the opportunity to gain qualifications up to Level 5 which is the equivalent of a Foundation degree.
  • Degree level apprenticeships, give you the opportunity to gain qualifications up to Level 7 which is the equivalent of a Master’s degree.

Benefits of becoming an apprentice - 

  • Earn a salary while you learn
  • Progress within your career – most employers think that qualified apprentices are 15% more employable than those with other qualifications.
  • Learn job-specific skills – your employer will provide ‘on the job’ training. 
  • Access to Wiltshire Council employee benefits scheme
  • Employment benefits including annual leave entitlement 
  • A competitive apprenticeship salary which is above the national apprenticeship average
  • A nationally-recognised qualification
  • Valuable hands-on experience working alongside industry experts 
  • Guidance and support every step of the way
  • To work for a forward thinking and innovative employer which is glassdoor's No. 1 council to work for!

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