Doncaster Council Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships develop a diverse workforce for the future by increasing training opportunities for employed staff and recruiting candidates externally through the Apprenticeship Programme.

Why Doncaster Council?

You may have decided that sixth form or university isn’t right for you and have opted for the ‘earn while you learn’ and we think that you have made an excellent choice!  

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Here’s why:

Learning and working, whilst at Doncaster Council, provides you with qualifications and the chance to work in an innovative, diverse, inclusive and transformational environment.

Why choose us as an employer?

We are an ambitious council and town – so there are always new developments for apprentices to get involved in.

Doncaster Council offers a wide range of apprenticeships of varying levels ranging from Level 2 qualifications right the way up to Level 6 and 7, which are equivalent to Bachelors, Masters Degrees.

Apprenticeships are now open to any age and background for anyone wanting to progress their careers and gain new qualifications and experience.  

We have a wide variety of services (ranging from planning, construction, housing and transport to education, animal welfare, tourism, health and business support).

Benefits of working for us include:

By being a part of a dynamic Council will enable you to get involved in continuing to make Doncaster a great place to live and work and there are many developments for apprentices to get involved in.

Current projects include ‘Get Doncaster Moving’ which has the aim of getting more of the local community participating in social activities and ‘Move on, Move Up’, which is a project working with local schools to help improve the grade attainment.

Events that apprentices can help implement, also include the Tour de Yorkshire or the Christmas Light Switch on.

We offer the opportunity to work in a high-quality working environment, an open plan office and the latest technology and a vibrant café.

We offer flexible working leading to a good work-life balance (this may not be available dependent upon apprenticeship role applied for and/or place of work).

We also have an excellent staff benefits scheme, which includes discounts at major retailers.

Apprenticeship wage:

From 1st April 2018, the National Minimum Apprenticeship wage will be £3.70 per hour.  This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those age 19 or over who are in the first year of their apprenticeship.

What's on offer?

Some of the fantastic apprenticeships we offer subject to demand:

  • Leadership and Management
  • Chartered Manager Degree
  • Accounting- various levels
  • Business Administration – various levels
  • Civil Engineering
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Customer Service
  • Early Years Educator
  • ICT
  • Project Management
  • Data Analyst
  • Construction (plumbing, electrical, joinery and bricklaying)

How to apply:

Our prospectus

Take a look at our prospectus to find out more:

You can also download our Apprenticeship Prospectus as a PDF:

Apprentice Prospectus 2018
Download (1.41MB - PDF)

Work Experience:

Nothing beats real world experience, whether fresh out of school, college or university or looking to change career, work experience can provide the practical experience to accompany your theoretical knowledge.

Work experience is an opportunity for people to try out and gain exposure to real-life jobs in a work environment. These kinds of placements can provide insight and understanding of the world of work and develop a range of skills and knowledge that will be valuable in the future.

Work experience placements can also benefit those who, for whatever reason may have experienced barriers to entering the workplace, or those wanting to return to work after a period of unemployment.

At Doncaster Council we are proud to have been awarded a Gold accolade by quality standard organisation Fair Train for our work experience scheme.

Apply for Work Experience

Or contact our team using the below details for more information:

Email: WEPRequests@doncaster.gov.uk
Telephone: 01302 737012
Address: Doncaster Council, Civic Office, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3BU 

Public sector target: 

Doncaster Council has a “Public Sector Target” to meet for new apprenticeships starts as set out by government’. This target runs from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2021 and is set at 2.3 per cent of the total number of council employees. We are required to report annually on our progress towards this target and have submitted our first report to the Department for Education covering the period 2017-18. The information below is taken from our first annual return to the Department for Education detailing our progress towards meeting the Public Sector Apprenticeship Target.

Number of employees who were working in England on 31 March 2017

 7,237

Number of employees who were working in England on 31 March 2018

 6,706

Number of new employees who started working for you in England between 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018

 854

Number of apprentices who were working in England on 31 March 2017

 74

Number of apprentices who were working in England on 31 March 2018

 160

Number of new apprentices in England between 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 (includes both new hires and existing employees who started an apprenticeship)

 137

Percentage of apprenticeship starts (both new hires and existing employees who started an apprenticeship) as a proportion of employment starts between 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018

 16.04%

Percentage of total headcount that were apprentices on 31 March 2018

2.39%

Percentage of apprenticeship starts (both new hires and existing employees who started an apprenticeship) between 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 as a proportion of total headcount on 31 March 2017

 1.89%

Contact us:

If you are interested in completing a qualification above (subject to funding requirements) then contact The Apprenticeship team at doncastercouncilapprenticeships@doncaster.gov.uk

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Last updated: 16 October 2018 09:02:06