Apprenticeships

Are you 16+ and looking for an opportunity to earn money whilst gaining a national qualification?

Then why not consider a Cheshire East Council Apprenticeship and join the A* Apprenticeship Scheme?

We have vacancies across our services in a wide range of careers and you can start any time of the year.

Being an apprentice with the Council you really do get the best of both worlds. You can study for a new qualification and at the same time develop your career and experience of work.

If you have the dedication to follow our ‘Inspiring Apprenticeships’ philosophy and you’re not afraid to commit yourself to a combination of training and study then an apprenticeship may be the right option for you.

To get a taste of what roles are on offer see our scheme below.

Apprenticeships and career events

The National Apprenticeship service is hosting an Apprenticeship Jobs and Careers Fair at the Northwich Memorial Court  This event offers a fantastic opportunity for young people and parents to find out more about apprenticeship opportunities (including degree level) available in the North West.  Local employers, training providers and universities will be available to advise about the variety of opportunities across various sectors of industry. 

The event takes place between 6.00pm and 9.00pm Thursday 25th February, at the Northwich Memorial Court, Chester Way, Northwich CW9 5QJ and all are welcome.

For more information see Northwich apprenticeship jobs & careers fair flyer (PDF, 332KB)

Further details please contact Olivia Hoque (National Apprenticeship Service):

Apprenticeship Jobs and Careers Fair at Barclays RBB Technology Centre

The National Apprenticeship Service with partners are pleased to host an Apprenticeship Jobs and Careers Fair at Barclays RBB Technology Centre. This event offers a fantastic opportunity for young people and parents to find out more about apprenticeship opportunities (incl degree level) available in the North West. Talk to local employers, training providers and apprentices about the variety of opportunities across various sectors of industry.

The event takes place between 6.00pm and 9.00pm Wednesday 16th March, at the Barclays RBB Technology Centre, Radbroke Hall, Knutsford WA16 9EU and all are welcome.

For more information see Knutsford apprenticeship jobs & careers fair flyer (PDF, 340KB)

Further details please contact Olivia Hoque (National Apprenticeship Service):

Our scheme

The A* Apprenticeship Scheme, will provide you with work-based training and education.

Apprentices are given a one year temporary contract for a 37 hour week and an apprenticeship wage that allows six hours per week studying for a qualification. Extra tuition is available for apprentices in skills such as public speaking and presentation skills.

Apprentices are normally young people ages 16 and over who study for a Level 2 National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) and those who have acquired A Levels start at a Level 3.

A* Apprentice receive age appropriate national minimum wage.

Subject to suitable vacancies arising positions potentially exist in all Council services and we currently offer the following range of apprenticeships:

  • Business and Administration
  • Finance
  • Social Media
  • Customer Services
  • Health and Social Care
  • Childcare
  • Horticulture

We also use the Apprenticeship Scheme as a recruitment tool, as many of our apprentices secure employment within the Council upon completion of their apprenticeship.

  • A current and former Cheshire East apprentice share their experience and thoughts on the scheme.

Cheshire East Apprentices from Cheshire East Communications on Vimeo.

Are you a business interested in hiring an apprentice?

Please visit our apprenticeships for businesses page to find out more about how apprenticeships operate.