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Apprenticeships, Student and Graduate Programmes

At Plymouth City Council we are committed to attracting, developing and retaining talent.

We have made the top 100 apprenticeship employer list 3 years in a row. We were the winner in 2017 and a shortlisted finalist in 2018

Apprenticeships

An apprenticeship is a real job with training which allows you to earn while you learn. You will gain a nationally recognised qualification.

Apprenticeships give you the opportunity to get valuable work experience. It could lead to

  • full time employment,
  • higher level apprenticeship

We regularly have exciting apprenticeship opportunities in different departments across the Council.  Most apprenticeships start at NVQ2. Sometimes the apprenticeship can be extended to cover NVQ3 and NVQ4.

Apply for an apprenticeship

To apply for an apprenticeship, you need to:

  • be over the age of 16
  • have GCSEs grades 4-9 (A*-C) in English and Mathematics, or equivalent
  • be a good team player, motivated, trustworthy, reliable and dedicated

You will be supported during your apprenticeship in a friendly, professional environment.

Some apprenticeship posts may be subject to Disclosure and Barring checks.

You can set up an alert to get an email when we add new vacancies.

If any of the statements below apply to you:

  • in full time education or have already completed a similar apprenticeship
  • have a university degree
  • aged over 24

Contact us at apprenticeships@plymouth.gov.uk.

Contact apprenticeships

Email apprenticeships@plymouth.gov.uk
Phone 01752 398115

Student and graduate programmes

We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining talent. We offer opportunities for graduate placements across the Council. Sign up for vacancy alerts on our recruitment portal.

New to Nature Placement

In conjunction with key partners Plymouth City Council are hosting a paid work placement to enable skill development and training opportunities for young people aged 18-25 through the New to Nature Programme.