Combining practical

on the job training with study time

What are Apprenticeships?

Apprenticeships combine practical training on the job with study time. As an apprentice you’ll; be an employee earning a wage and getting holiday pay; work alongside experienced staff; and gain job-specific skills.

An apprenticeship is a real job where you learn, gain experience and get paid.

By the end of an apprenticeship, you’ll have the right skills and knowledge needed for your chosen career.

What do I need to complete an apprenticeship?

You have to be over 16 years old. Entry requirements vary, and you may need up to five GCSEs at grade 9 to 4/A* to C — including English and Maths.

Benefits of Apprenticeships:

  • Gain hands-on experience
  • Benefit from support systems and learning aids
  • Get paid to learn
  • Gain industry-recognised qualifications
  • Get a feel for the work environment
  • Improve your employability
  • Enjoy student discounts
  • Choose from plenty of programmes

Apprenticeships within Halton Borough Council:

As an apprentice at Halton Borough Council you will receive a salary, pension scheme (optional), paid holidays and opportunities to progress your career.

Halton Council has a long history of supporting learning & development initiatives within the community, particularly for young people leaving education.
We recognise that a well-trained and qualified workforce underpins the Borough`s prospects and helps to ensure the continued success of local industry and business.

We will also provide full support in order to help people reach their full potential.

Now is a great time to be joining Halton Borough Council – we look forward to hearing from you.

Applying for an Apprenticeship

Apprenticeships available at Halton Borough Council are advertised via the main vacancy page

“I joined Halton in 2007 as an apprentice working within Halton’s award-winning parks and open spaces as an alternative to university after completing my A-Levels.  Halton has provided an excellent environment to progress my career from apprentice into a managerial role, and I have since worked with other apprentices starting their own journeys.  I have benefited greatly from the training and support on offer during my time with the Authority and would encourage anyone looking to take their first steps in a new career to consider the apprenticeship route with Halton.

Paul Boardman

Parks Manager, Halton Borough Council