Our apprentices are paid the national minimum wage set by Government, we also cover all qualification and training costs. Additional benefits include:
Being an apprentice can help you get your career started by giving you a combination of real work experience and qualifications. Combining on the job training with study allowing you to earn while you learn.
The main place to search for an apprenticeship is on the National Apprenticeship Service websiteOpens new window which will show you the apprenticeship vacancies in your local area or you can search for a specific role.
Vacancies are generally advertised in April/May
Colchester Borough Council offers a range of apprenticeship opportunities, These opportunities are based across a variety of different services within the organisation. All our apprenticeships gain a nationally recognised qualification (NVQ) and valuable work experience.
The programme includes:
Our Apprenticeship scheme provides apprentices with a unique window into the range of career opportunities that working in local government has to offer. Along with other employers offering apprenticeships, the Council cannot automatically guarantee a placement at the end of the programme - however, by acquiring this valuable experience, it helps provide apprentices with the essential skills required when seeking employment.
Apprentices will be required to complete their apprenticeship and training before they apply for alternative permanent or fixed term contract roles within the Council.