Become an apprentice in local government

Apprenticeships in local government provide a perfect way to earn a wage while you gain vital work experience and a nationally recognised qualification. 

Whether you are just leaving education, changing careers or returning to work - if what you're looking for is a long and lasting career - then this is your chance to receive excellent training and personal development.  

Do you enjoy working with people?

In local government you could have a job in:

  • social work and social care
  • administrative/customer services 
  • public and media relations
  • educational services/psychologists
  • nursery nursing
  • leisure and tourism
  • youth work/teaching support work
  • fire control operators
  • interpreter/linguist
  • libraries/recreation
  • trading standards.
Do you prefer work that is about analytics and research?

In local government you could have a job in: 

  • procurement
  • architects/property management
  • contract management
  • trading standards
  • ICT/telecoms
  • planning
  • finance/legal
  • human resources
  • policy/research and analysis
  • commissions
  • building control/surveyors.
Or maybe you are drawn to protecting the environment and communities? 

In local government you could have a job in: 

  • public health
  • community firefighters
  • caretaking/cleaning/catering/security
  • regeneration
  • maintenance and construction
  • conservation/ecology
  • health and safety
  • waste management/recycling
  • environmental health
  • water resources.

The range of apprenticeships offered in local government include accounting, horticulture, arts and entertainment, business administration, catering and facilities services, construction, customer services, early years and education, emergency fire service operations, environmental conservation, health and safety, health and social care, heritage, housing, information services and technology, insurance, human resources, sport, recreation and communications.

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