An apprenticeship is a work-based training programme, which leads to a nationally recognised qualification. Apprenticeships are available at Level 2 Intermediate (equivalent to 5 A-C grades at GCSE) up to Level 7 Post graduate/Professional and include the new Degree Apprenticeships.
Anyone living in England over the age of 16 who has completed compulsory full-time education, can apply.
What is an apprenticeship?
There are rules governing what an apprenticeship is. The main ones are:
- the apprentice must be employed in a real job; they may be an existing employee or a new recruit
- the apprentice must work towards achieving an approved apprenticeship standard or apprenticeship framework
- the apprenticeship training must last at least 12 months and could be up to four years
Apprenticeships bring many benefits, including:
- earning a salary while you learn
- getting paid holidays
- learning job-specific skills and gaining qualifications
- better employment and salary prospects
Search and apply
You can view a location map and list of the current apprenticeship opportunities in West Sussex via our website.
You can also search for vacancies on the apprenticeships website, where you can select filter options to refine your search and find useful links providing further information about apprenticeships (you will need to create an account to apply for vacancies).
For current opportunities with the County Council, please visit our job search page and select 'apprenticeship' from the 'contract type' option.
Find out what real County Council apprentices think about their apprenticeship in the case studies below.
Watch our latest film to see how apprenticeships work in WSCC.
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Read the real life stories of Apprentices working in West Sussex HERE.