An apprenticeship is a work-based training programme where you are in a paid job whilst learning a trade or profession. There are over 500 types of apprenticeships. Anyone over the age of 15 who has completed their statutory secondary education can apply.
You can apply if you hold a degree, as long as the apprenticeship is at a higher level or in a different subject to your degree.
If you have a learning disability, you may be eligible to study English or Maths functional skills to Entry Level 3, lower than the level required. Ask your training provider about this.
Apprenticeships bring many benefits, including:
- earning a salary
- getting paid holidays
- receiving training
- gaining qualifications
- learning job-specific skills
- better employment and salary prospects.
Search and apply
View a location map and list of the current apprenticeship opportunities in West Sussex using the link below.Current apprenticeship vacancies
You can also search for vacancies on the apprenticeships website, where you can filter options to refine your search. You will need to create an account to apply.
For current opportunities with the County Council, visit our job search page and select 'Apprenticeship' from the 'Contract type' option.
There are a range of opportunities in West Sussex, so why not drop in to one of our free events to learn how apprenticeships have changed in order to work better for you.
Apprenticeship and Traineeship fair 2020
Venue: Haywards Heath College (access via Harlands Road), Haywards Heath, RH16 1LT
Date: Wednesday 1 April 2020
Time: 4.00pm to 7.00pm
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Find out what real County Council apprentices think about their apprenticeship in the case studies below.
Watch our latest films and listen to our audio recording to see how apprenticeships work in WSCC.
Apprenticeship levy transfer - funding for other employers
The transfer of our levy to fund apprenticeship training in West Sussex is giving employers, including the County Council, a real opportunity to invest in high quality training. We’re developing our existing workforce and recruiting apprentices that contribute to the skilled workforce we need to thrive and succeed in the future.
The County Council can transfer up to 25% of our apprenticeship fund to external organisations to train their staff using an apprenticeship. So far, there have been two rounds of the application to process to utilise the levy pot.
A third round will be launched at the end of April 2020 for apprentices starting in September 2020 unless a rolling programme of learning in place and the organisation and transfer can be set up within 2 months of the decision to transfer funds.
The link to the third application process will be available when the process re-opens.