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Apprenticeships in Plymouth offer a unique blend of on-the-job training and classroom learning, allowing you to gain valuable skills and experience while earning a wage.

A wide range of apprenticeship opportunities are available in Plymouth, across various industries, including engineering, construction, healthcare, and business administration.

If you're looking to start your career, make a career change, or simply enhance your skills and employability, apprenticeships can be an excellent option.

The council regularly have exciting apprenticeship opportunities in different departments.  Most apprenticeships usually start at NVQ2, although in some cases the apprenticeship can be extended to cover NVQ3 and NVQ4.

The benefits of an Apprenticeship 

Apprenticeships present a multitude of advantages for individuals seeking a fulfilling and progressive career. These benefits include:

  • Gaining practical skills and experience
    Apprenticeships provide you with the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge in real-world work settings, fostering the development of practical skills and expertise.

  • Earning a wage while you learn
    Unlike traditional education, apprenticeships allow you to earn a wage while undergoing training, ensuring financial stability and reducing the burden of educational expenses.
  • Obtaining a recognised qualification
    Upon completing an apprenticeship, you will receive a nationally recognised qualification, enhancing your employability and career prospects.
  • Enjoying career progression opportunities
    Apprenticeships often lead to permanent employment opportunities within the training organisation, providing a smooth transition into a rewarding career.

Entry requirements

To apply for an apprenticeship, you will need to

  • Be over the age of 16
  • Have GCSEs grades 4-9 (formerly A*-C) in English and Maths, or equivalent
  • Be a good team player, motivated, trustworthy, reliable and dedicated.

You will be supported throughout your apprenticeship in a friendly, supportive and professional environment whilst receiving a competitive rate of pay. Some of these posts may be subject to Disclosure and Barring checks.

View Plymouth City Council apprenticeship vacancies

You'll be able to apply for our vacancies, or you can set up a vacancy alert to receive a notification to your email address each time a new apprenticeship vacancy is posted.

For more information please email or call 01752 398115.

Tips for successfully securing an apprenticeship

  • Research and identify your interests
    Explore different apprenticeship options and determine which industries and roles align with your interests and skills.
  • Tailor your application
    Carefully review the apprenticeship requirements and tailor your application to demonstrate your suitability for the specific role.
  • Prepare for interviews
    Practice answering common interview questions and prepare to articulate your skills, experience, and motivations.
  • Network and build connections
    Attend industry events, connect with professionals on LinkedIn, and seek guidance from career advisors to expand your network.

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