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Apprenticeships provide an excellent opportunity to earn while you learn. 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:

  • an appropriate nationally recognised qualification at either Level 2 or 3 which is assessed in the workplace by a training provider
  • transferable functional skills qualifications (e.g. literacy, numeracy, IT)
  • a technical certificate (knowledge based) relevant to the apprenticeship
  • any other qualifications/requirements as specified by the particular sector skills council.

Please note: apprenticeships with external organisations in England are part financed by the European union.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council delivers this service across the East Riding.

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Does the council offer apprenticeships?

Yes, when apprenticeship vacancies at the council arise, they are advertised on the East Riding Recruiter website - see below about how to apply online.  

If you are interested in applying for an apprenticeship vacancy with an external organisation, you can apply to join our apprenticeship pool. This service is provided by the council's employment education and skills team.  

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Can I apply for an apprenticeship online?

To apply for a council apprenticeship vacancy please visit the East Riding Recruiter website:

East Riding Recruiter (external East Riding website)

In the quick job search 'keywords' box type 'apprentice' or 'apprenticeship'. 

To apply for a non council apprenticeship vacancy  please visit the East Riding apprenticeship pool:

East Riding apprenticeship pool (external East Riding website)

We are currently recruiting for vacancies to start in the next two months.

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What are the entry requirements?

Different apprenticeships have different entry requirements. However, the most important requirements are that:

  • you must be living in England and not taking part in full time education
  • you must be aged 16 or over.

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How long does it take?

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.

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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 £8,445 to £13,819 per annum.

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What sort of apprenticeship can I do?

The council offers a range of different apprenticeships in the following areas:

  • Business administration
  • Customer services
  • IT, software, web and telecoms professionals
  • Plumbing/gas fitting
  • Electrical
  • Vehicle maintenance
  • Highways maintenance
  • Sign making
  • Bricklaying
  • Joinery
  • Arboriculture
  • Health and social care
  • Horticulture
  • Supporting teaching and learning in schools
  • Children and young people's workforce
  • Cleaning and environmental services
  • IT application specialist
  • Technical theatre
  • Hospitality and catering

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How is the training delivered?

A training provider delivers ‘off the job’ training in a classroom, work shop 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.

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Who delivers the 'off the job' training?

The council works with a number of training providers including our internal provider, the employment education and skills team.

The team delivers apprenticeship training for other employers across Hull and the East Riding. They have training centres in Beverley, Bridlington, Cottingham and Goole and can advise you on what area of work you are interested in. They offer apprenticeships in the following areas:

  • business administration
  • customer service
  • IT, software, web and telecoms
  • IT application specialist.

This activity is part financed by the European Union through the European Social Fund (ESF). ESF supports activities to extend employment opportunities and develop a skilled workforce.  

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How can I find out more?

To find out more about apprenticeships offered by the council, you can read case studies from both past and present apprentices from the table below.

To find out more about apprenticeships offered by the employment education and skills team with other employers across Hull and East Riding, you can read case studies via the link below.

For more information please visit Finding staff and apprentices for your business.

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Where can I find out about new apprenticeships?

Regular news updates documents about vacancies for apprenticeships in the East Riding of Yorkshire region are available from the Apprenticeships bulletins page.  There is also information about other areas of apprenticeship life, and a list of current apprenticeship vacancies from the Humber area.

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Who can I contact about apprenticeships?

For information on apprenticeships offered by the council, please contact our organisational development officer:

Tel: (01482) 391167


For information on other apprenticeships offered across Hull and East Riding, please contact the employment education and skills team:

Tel: (01482) 887670.

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