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Our apprenticeships aim to provide young adults with the guidance, skills and experience they need to start a successful career path with us.

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Working for us

We are looking to attract talented apprentices who have a strong work ethic and are passionate about making a difference to the people of Leicestershire. Our apprentices get to gain an industry standard qualification whilst getting the right guidance for a long a fruitful career.

From an unconfident apprentice to a confident employee – this apprenticeship with the Council has changed my life.

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What is it like working as an apprentice with the Council?

Before I joined the Council, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, I was 23, working long hours in the catering industry working and I wanted a change. The apprenticeship at Leicestershire County Council offered me a wage I could live off and learn at the same time. I have since progressed into further roles in which I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to do so without doing my apprenticeship.

Apprenticeships are a complete change from something such as full-time education. They involve you working a full-time job, whilst also completing a qualification, in Level 2, 3 or above, so you can earn while you learn. Getting the balance right can be quite challenging, so you’ll need the following qualities;

  • Self-motivated
  • A good communicator
  • Flexible
  • Someone who enjoys working in a diverse organisation, that is inclusive from all ethnic backgrounds, gender identities, abilities and sexual orientation
  • Able to manage your time well
  • Able to work in a team
  • Manage your work as well as your training

Apprenticeships at Leicestershire County Council

A place of opportunity

Here at Leicestershire County Council, we pride ourselves on the opportunities we provide to our apprentices. We aim to provide them with the necessary skills and experience that will allow them to flourish in their careers, whether it’s with the council or elsewhere.

As an apprentice you will be treated the same as every other council employee and will have the same right to join our worker’s groups (LGBT+, Black workers, Disabled workers etc.), as well as becoming a member of our various recreational teams.

Our Benefits

We want to attract the best apprentices, so we pay the standard minimum wage for 18 – 20-year olds, which is higher than the apprenticeship minimum wage. However, the pay isn’t the main reason why staff tend to stay. There are many benefits we provide, including:

Emotional support and wellbeing

We have:

  • A positive and supportive working environment
  • Regular supervision from your line manager
  • An employee counselling service

Find out more about our health and wellbeing for staff.

Wider Wallet

Wider wallet provides discounts at some of your favourite stores, as well as having discounts for;

  • Bus Tickets
  • Gym Memberships
  • Cinema Tickets
  • Theme Parks and much more.

As an apprentice you can also apply for an apprentice NUS card to get discounts at many other stores on the high street.

Take a further look at our employee benefits.

What do our apprentices say about working with us?

Watch our videos to find out how some of our apprentices joined the Council and what they think are the best things about being an apprentice.

I can only praise the apprenticeship scheme at LCC. Whilst I was an apprentice, I was the recipient of many opportunities and experiences, all of which have immensely helped me since, both in my career and personal life. One of those opportunities was working in Germany for a month, something which I never thought I’d be able to do!

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