Explains what an apprenticeship is, who they are for, types of apprenticeship, where can you do it, can you do an apprenticeship with the council and who to contact.
Apprenticeships provide an excellent opportunity to earn while you learn. As an apprentice you will be employed for a minimum of 12 months, earn a salary (usually paid in monthly instalments), be entitled to annual leave and the time in and out of the workplace to complete your apprenticeship qualification.
An apprenticeship is essentially a set of qualifications called a ‘framework’. It enables an apprentice to learn practical skills, both in and out of the workplace and comprises:
Yes, when apprenticeship vacancies at the council arise, they are advertised on the East Riding Recruiter website - see below about how to apply online.
To apply for a council apprenticeship vacancy please visit the East Riding jobs website:
East Riding Jobs (external East Riding website)
In the quick job search 'keywords' box type 'apprentice' or 'apprenticeship'.
If you are interested in applying for an apprenticeship vacancy with an external organisation please visit the Get In Go Far website:
Get in Go Far (external East Riding website)
Different apprenticeships have different entry requirements. Each apprenticeship vacancy will have details of the skills and qualities we are looking for. Not all apprenticeship opportunities require qualifications but all will require key employability skills including communication, problem solving, team working and understanding customers. Many will also require basic IT skills.
However, the most important requirements are that:
Please note that for council apprenticeship vacancies applications are welcomed from candidates who have not attained the apprenticeship qualification being advertised or a Level 4 qualification or above (in any subject). Those who have attained this level will not be considered. Applications are also welcomed from everyone, irrespective of age, but especially from people in the under 25 group. Please ensure you check eligibility criteria before applying at the National Apprenticeship Service website.
The length of your apprenticeship contract will vary depending on the type and level of qualification obtained. Apprenticeships at the council take between one and four years to complete.
Yes, the apprenticeship offers you the chance to learn while you earn. In a council apprenticeship, you will be paid a monthly salary in line with the job and qualification you are undertaking. Salaries vary from £8,229 to £13,819 per annum. If you are over 19 and in a post for longer than one year, you will start on the apprenticeship salary but may then be entitled to National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage for your age at the start of year two.
With external vacancies to the council the current minimum wage rate for an apprentice is £3.30 per hour. This rate applies to apprentices aged 16 to 18 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Some employers (like the council) do offer more than this, so it's always worth looking at each apprenticeship vacancy.
There are a range of different apprenticeships offered in both the council, schools and East Riding businesses. These include:
A training provider delivers ‘off the job’ training in a classroom, workshop or work-based setting and supports the apprentice in developing their knowledge and skills. In your apprenticeship role at the council, you then get the practical experience and training to put these skills into practice.
To find out about apprenticeships from some of our current apprentices, you can read the example in the table below. You can also visit the council's jobs site to see current apprenticeship vacancies:
Information about other areas of apprenticeship life, and a list of current apprenticeship vacancies from the Humber area can be found on the following site:
Apprenticeships - everything you need to know (external website)
National apprenticeship vacancies can be found on the following Government website - just follow the steps to search for vacancies in your area.
GOV.UK Find an apprenticeship (external website)
For information on apprenticeships offered by the council, please contact our organisational development officer:
Tel: (01482) 391167