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About Apprenticeships

Getting paid while you learn might sound too good to be true, but as an apprentice you really do get the best of both worlds. And, while you're technically achieving your qualifications, you'll be able to get hands on work experience.

There are no set entry requirements for apprenticeships. You just need to be living in England (for the last three years or more), aged 16 or over and not taking part in full-time education. Most training providers also expect you to have some level of literacy and numeracy, but this depends on the type of apprenticeship you want to do.

We work in partnership with a number of training providers in order to offer you the most appropriate and exciting apprenticeship programme as an alternative to college or university and working at West Berkshire Council will give you the chance to take part in projects that benefit the community.

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Why choose an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships offer the chance to gain valuable skills, higher earning potential and improved life chances

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What is an apprenticeship?

We are looking for people who want to bring fresh ideas and innovation to the council and who care about their community.

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How do I become an apprentice?

Becoming an apprentice is easier than you think! Get in touch today to find out how.

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