Apprenticeships, work experience and internships

We are committed to increasing the number of employment opportunities for young local people, enabling them to gain valuable work experience and a qualification as well as earning a wage.

Our shared apprenticeship scheme gives apprentices the opportunity to work with more than one employer, offering a wider range of relevant work experience and skills by sharing 'on the job' experiences from different employers.

Apprentices will be employed on a fixed-term contract for a period of between 1 to 3 years depending on career or qualification choice. The duration of the placement will be no less than a 3 months with each partner organisation. The majority of learning will take place in the workplace with one day per week ‘off-the-job’ training being delivered by one of our designated training providers.

Please note: Due to funding requirements there will be age restrictions on the roles.

What are the working hours?

The apprentices will work 37 hours per week and will be entitled to 23 days annual leave plus statutory holidays (pro rata). The working pattern will usually be Monday to Friday with various working hours dependent on the role.

How much is the rate of pay?

The apprenticeship rate of pay will be paid. This is currently set at £4.30 per hour for the first year, rising to the national minimum wage if the apprentice is aged 19 or over and has completed 12 months’ service.

Can this lead to a permanent role?

All apprentices taking part in the scheme will be entitled to apply for any vacancies at the council and the participating partner organisations at the end of their fixed-term contract.

How to apply

Please email humanresources@newcastle-staffs.gov.uk to enquire.

Partner employers

This is potentially a shared scheme working with other organisations and partnerships. If you are an employer and you would be interested in sharing an apprenticeship with us, please call 01782 742711 or email us at humanresources@newcastle-staffs.gov.uk