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