Apprenticeships at West Berkshire Council
Fancy earning while you learn?
We offer apprenticeships for 16 to 19 year-olds across many of our areas of business.
We've already welcomed apprentices to help out with the democratic business of the council and its committees, with supporting our human resources department, and with helping our Trading Standards and school improvement teams this year.
We're always on the lookout for people with the appetite to succeed and make a difference!
Applying for an apprenticeship
New positions come up throughout the year, so watch this space - we're always looking for new areas apprentices could work in.
Why West Berkshire Council?
Our apprenticeships offer a range of challenges and opportunities across some really varied environments. We also offer great support and encouragement to our apprentices - we want you to succeed as much as you do. As well as this, we offer a friendly, supportive and welcoming atmosphere.
Don't take our word for it though - our former apprentices have their own say below!
An apprentice with us gets:
- to work toward a level 2 NVQ qualification from the West Berkshire Training Consortium (WBTC)
- to learn useful skills for their job, and skills that are transferable for the future
- the security of a 1 year fixed-term contract
- paid the National Minimum Wage
- the benefits of working for the council, including paid holidays, access to internal training and job vacancies
Off-the-job training will be provided by WBTC and will give you the core skills you'll need.
Not just work...
You'll also have the chance to get involved with fun and exciting enrichment activities organised by WBTC [1Mb] - in 2015, these have included a River Wye canoe adventure, camping and climbing on Snowdonia and the chance to take part in the Cowes Small Ship Race.
You can also use these activities to count toward your The Duke of Edinburgh Award.
WBC Apprentices on Snowdon
How much do apprentices earn?
We pay our apprentices the National Minimum Wage set by the government, not the lower apprentice wage.
How much you get depends on whether you're 18 or younger.
What do our apprentices think about working for us?
Find out what some of our apprentices think about their time working for us in the case studies below.