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Apprenticeships

What is an apprenticeship?

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.

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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 (in the quick job search 'keywords' box type 'apprentice' or 'apprenticeship'):

East Riding Recruiter (external East Riding website)

The council can also help you to find an apprenticeship with other employers throughout the East Riding and Hull via our in-house training provider – employment and skills team.  Contact details below. 

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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 £8,253 to £13,522 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

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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 work with a number of training providers including our internal provider, the employment and skills team.

The employment and skills team deliver apprenticeship training for other employers across Hull and 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
  • Team leading
  • IT.

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 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 download Apprenticeships Bulletin?

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 call (01482) 391167 or email anna.barson@eastriding.gov.uk

For information on other apprenticeships offered by the employment and skills team across Hull and East Riding, please call (01482) 887670.

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