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.

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.