Apprenticeships in Local Government

Written by: Chloe Herrmann
Published on: 29 Jan 2024

Apprenticeships in Local Government

If you want a career with purpose where you can make a real difference to people’s lives, then you’ve come to the right place!

The apprenticeship opportunities in local government are more exciting than you might imagine, have more variety than you may think, and offer more freedom to reach your potential than you ever thought possible.

Apprenticeships are an exciting work-based training opportunity that combine working and studying. It is a great way for you to gain practical experience, knowledge and skills in a specific industry or profession whilst also earning a wage. They are for people at all stages of their career, not just school leavers, and many don’t require experience.

Across the country, local government is responsible for delivering over 800 different services to local communities. Some of these services are the ones you’d probably expect such as waste collection, social care and schools; whereas others may be a surprise including licensing, climate change and visitor experience.

For more information on apprenticeships, visit our articles ‘What is an apprenticeship?’ here.

Why Local Government?

One hundred thousand people have chosen to work in local government in our region alone, across thirty-three different councils and a combined authority. We offer flexible working, plenty of ongoing training and development, great teamwork, and supportive management. That’s on top of competitive pay, great pension and generous annual leave allowance.

Local Government offers a huge range of apprenticeships in different types of roles and also different levels, meaning that it’s a great option for all stages of your career. Whether it’s a more entry level apprenticeship providing you with the opportunity to learn a whole new profession from the ground up, or a degree level enabling you to refine your skills in your current specialism.

Here’s just a small selection of apprenticeships we’ve advertised recently; ICT, Human Resources, Analyst, Administration, Sports Coach, Engineer, Communications …. The opportunities really are endless!

To find out more about working in local government, you can also check out our career guide here.

WMJobs Apprenticeship Hub

The WMJobs Apprenticeship Hub is a great place for you to discover more about apprenticeships in the public sector, and search for one too! 

Within the hub you will find general information on apprenticeships, case studies from current and past apprentices, plus the live opportunities on WMJobs.

We update the Hub on a regular basis so please check back to view the latest career stories and vacancies.

Start your search for an apprenticeship on WMJobs today!