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Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships

For anyone considering an apprenticeship, Reading Borough Council offers an exciting range of roles to kick start your career.

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a full-time work-based learning programme that combines accredited learning with paid work. It gives you the opportunity to study towards a nationally recognised qualification (fully paid for by the council), whilst gaining real work experience. By the end of the programme you will have acquired the skills, knowledge and experiences as well as a relevant qualification, to perform a skilled role.

Apprenticeships we offer

Reading Borough Council offers a range of apprenticeship opportunities and, depending on the level of qualification and profession chosen, they could last from 12 months to 5 years. We offer all levels of apprenticeships, from intermediate to degree level.

Previous apprenticeship we have offered include:

  • Business and administration
  • Customer Service
  • Finance and accounting
  • Regulatory services
  • Building Control
  • Surveying
  • Social care - Adult
  • Early years
  • Trades

And many others.

Can I do an apprenticeship?

The only entry requirements to apply are:

  • you must be over the age of 16, and
  • not in full time education or work

That's it! There is no age limit and anyone can apply. Unfortunately, you are not eligible if you already have a qualification that overlaps with the apprenticeship you are applying for (for example: if you have a degree in History you can apply for a level 3 Adult care, but if you have a degree in Business Management you can't apply for a level 3 Business Administration).

Applying

Apprenticeship vacancies at Reading Borough Council are advertised throughout the year, please check current vacancies

Traineeships - New Directions College

Are you aged 19 - 24 years?

Is a lack of work experience and skills holding you back?

Then a Traineeship Programme could be for you!

Traineeships provide you with real work experience with Reading Borough Council or another local employer. You will gain nationally accredited qualifications that will improve your skills and knowledge. Traineeships last between 12 and 15 weeks, and combine training and an eight week work placement.

For further details please contact Alessandra (Sandie) Mammone on 07970412569 or email alessandra.mammone@reading.gov.uk.

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