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Three levels of apprenticeship

  • Intermediate Apprenticeships (equivalent to five good GCSE passes at grades A-C)
  • Advanced Apprenticeships (equivalent to two A-level passes)
  • Higher Apprenticeships

Services that have already offered work experience are:

  • Rights of way & Countryside
  • Wiltshire Council managed Leisure Centers
  • Corporate Governance
  • Community Partnerships
  • Area Boards
  • Communications
  • Legal
  • Human Resources
  • ICT
  • Transformations
  • Customer Services
  • Planning

Other opportunities

Work experience


National Graduate Development Programme (NGDP)

Wiltshire Temporary Bank

Volunteering with Wiltshire Council

Working in schools

Wiltshire Council is not able to receive applications for any positions advertised within Wiltshire schools, with the exception of Headteacher vacancies. Each individual school oversees their own recruitment process, however information regarding current positions can be found by clicking on the links below.

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If you would like to register as a supply teacher please click the 'search and apply' tab at the top of this screen. You will then be able to view further information about supply teaching and  complete an application form to become part of the register. Please note that you can only apply to be come a supply teacher if the vacancy is live on the website.

Wiltshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

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Work experience

As one of the largest employers in Wiltshire, with an extensive range of careers and job opportunities, we are able to support work experience in a wide variety of areas.

Work experience is an important part of the transition from school or college to work and gives students the chance to explore potential career options.

We further promote work experience as a context for lifelong learning by offering unpaid work placements to undergraduates, graduates and those re-entering the workplace, enabling key skills to be gained, and confidence built before applying for permanent employment.

Wiltshire Council believes that good work experience should be both engaging and informative, allowing those who undertake placements to benefit from new skills and a greater understanding of the roles and responsibilities of that career path.

Work experience can often be flexible to your needs. Make sure you discuss what you hope to achieve and when you would like to achieve it.

We would encourage requests to all service areas a full list of our services is located here.

Search and apply for work experience here.

Please apply as early as possible to ensure you are not disappointed.

When you have applied there is no guarantee of a placement but we will try our best to provide you with work experience where possible.

Submissions include completing an online work experience application followed by either a discussion either in person or on the phone to confirm the work experience is right for you. If you are under 18, a parent/guardian will need to sign an under 18 risk assessment.

If you have any questions please contact

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Apprenticeships are paid vocational learning opportunities, covering a wide range of sections including; business administration, leisure, sports management, leadership and coaching, social care, education, vehicle maintenance, etc.

They are open to all age groups above 16 years old, whether just leaving school, having worked for a number of years or seeking to start a new career. Apprentices learn whilst undertaking a role, building up knowledge and skills whilst gaining nationally recognised qualifications and receiving a salary. 

Depending on the type of apprenticeship, the programme usually runs between 1 and 3 years and incorporates a mix of classroom learning and practical hands on experience, resulting in a vocational qualification in the chosen area.

There are 3 levels of apprenticeship:

  1. Intermediate Apprenticeships (equivalent to five good GCSE passes at grades A-C)
  2. Advanced Apprenticeships (equivalent to two A-level passes)
  3. Higher Apprenticeships

Wiltshire Council actively supports apprenticeships and is currently in the process of developing further programmes across the business. 

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National Graduate Development Programme (NGDP)

Launched in 2002 and now managed through Local Government Improvement and Development, the NGDP is a graduate management scheme specifically for local government. Recruitment and selection is managed centrally, while the final selection round for candidates who successfully complete the initial selection process, is held at each participating authority.

The scheme offers a two year placement with a local authority involving a minimum of three placements covering strategic, front line and support work. Additionally the National Management Trainees (NMT's) study for the Postgraduate Diploma in Local Government Management through Warwick University, whilst receiving more business-specific development with the host local authority. This programme offers a very comprehensive introduction to local government, creating highly marketable employees.

We have been involved in the scheme since September 2004, and have so far successfully hosted 7 National Management Trainees and a further two recruits started with us in October 2010.

For more information on applying for the programme, please visit

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Wiltshire Temporary Bank

The Wiltshire Temporary Bank (WTB) offers you the opportunity to undertake short term temporary positions throughout the council, assisting managers who require cover for administrative, clerical or secretarial roles.

Applicants are required to submit an application form and follow the normal recruitment process. Once cleared you are added to our database and matched to roles as and when they become available.

What are the benefits for you?

  • Wiltshire Council employee status (whilst on placement)
  • Ability to apply for internal vacancies (whilst on placement)
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • 23 days annual leave and bank holidays (calculated per placement)
  • Sick pay
  • Public sector experience in a friendly working environment
  • Experience a variety of areas (HR, Finance, Housing, Legal, Transport and many more)

If you would like further information please email

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Volunteering with Wiltshire Council

Wiltshire Council is able to offer volunteering opportunities to people wishing to contribute to the community in which they live, or alternatively to support local community projects.

Volunteering provides the opportunity to gain broader experience, try something new and also to meet like-minded people.

If you are interested in volunteering with the council please see our volunteering policy.

For further information about volunteering and to search for volunteering opportunities, please visit Volunteer Centre Wiltshire.

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