Doncaster Council Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships develop a diverse workforce for the future by increasing training opportunities for employed staff and recruiting candidates externally through the Doncaster Council's award winning 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!  

Insight Tours:

Doncaster Council throws its doors open regularly to anyone interested in finding out more information on the roles and opportunities available in the organisation by offering Insight Events:

Doncaster Council Insight Event (face to face)

When: Wednesday 8th February 2023

Where: Civic Office, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3BU

Doncaster Council, one of the largest employers in Doncaster, will be holding an Insight Event to promote the range of apprenticeships available across the organisation.

You’ll be given a presentation on the organisation, hear from current apprentices on their journey so far and recruiting managers.

You will understand what opportunities are available in Doncaster Council what the next steps are if you would like to apply for an apprenticeship or work experience placement.

For further information and book your place, please email  

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.

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 2022, the National Minimum Apprenticeship wage will be £4.81 per hour.  This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those age 19 or over who are in the first year of their apprenticeship.

Apprenticeship Benefits Scheme:

Doncaster Council's benefits package remunerates entry level apprentices in their first year and those under 19 on the appropriate national apprenticeship rate with:-

  • £28 per month travel subsidy
  • £100 one off clothes payment
  • £400 one off incentive payment to be paid on completion of the first year of the apprenticeship.


What's on offer?

Some of the fantastic apprenticeships we offer subject to demand:

  • Leadership and Management
  • Chartered Town Planner
  • Accounting (level 2 to level 7)
  • Business Administrator 
  • 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:

Address: Doncaster Council, Civic Office, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3BU 

Public sector target: 

Doncaster Council is required to report annually on our progress towards this target and have submitted our report to the Department for Education covering the period 2021-21.

The information below is taken from our latest annual return to the Department for Education detailing our progress towards meeting the Public Sector Apprenticeship Target.

Number of apprentices who work in England

Number of apprentices who were working in England on 31 March 2021


Number of apprentices who were working in England on 31 March 2022


Number of new apprentices in England between 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022 (includes both new hires and existing employees who started an apprenticeship)


Reporting percentages

Percentage of apprenticeship starts (both new hires and existing employees who started an apprenticeship) as a proportion of employment starts between 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022


Percentage of total headcount that were apprentices on 31 March 2022


Percentage of apprenticeship starts (both new hires and existing employees who started an apprenticeship) between 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022 as a proportion of total headcount on 31 March 2021



Contact us:

If you are interested in completing a qualification above (subject to funding requirements) then contact The Apprenticeship team at


Last updated: 25 November 2022 11:16:54

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