Apprenticeships

Could you be a future Director or Chief Executive of Cornwall Council? Start your career with Cornwall Council this year to achieve your ambition. We have lots of apprentice opportunities for all ages, across Cornwall. The opportunities are endless….

Apprenticeships have changed!

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From April 2017 Government reforms meant changes to funding and delivery of apprenticeships to meet the national target of 3 million apprenticeships by 2020.  This means that, as well as contributing to an apprenticeship levy, the Council, as a public sector body, have a target set by the Government to increase the number of people starting an apprenticeship.

The changes are helping Cornwall Council plan and build the workforce skills and capabilities needed now and in the future. Providing apprenticeships and routes into apprenticeships are an integral part of Cornwall’s wider economic and skills strategy and education strategy, by helping to raise skills and aspirations.

Our Apprenticeship Strategy outlines the opportunities as well as the challenges we face over the next four years and sets out an ambitious action plan that will help new recruits achieve their potential through amazing apprenticeships.

Please visit our information on What is an apprenticeship? and What are the benefits of being an Apprentice?  You may also be interested in Our Apprentice Newsletter and Case Studies.

Find out more about working and volunteering for Cornwall Council generally.

If you still have some questions,  please get in touch with us at apprenticeships@cornwall.gov.uk or call 01872 324600

Cornwall Council recruits apprentices in groups three times a year, with some ad-hoc vacancies also appearing throughout the year. This approach gives our apprentices the chance to meet other people in the organisation in the same boat, to help and support each other.

February 2019 apprentice applications:

  • 17 December 2018 - majority of vacancies released for application;
  • 14 January 2019 - majority of vacancies close for application;
  • 21 January 2019 onwards - interviews
  • February 2019 - start date (subject to pre-employment checks);
  • 28 February 2019 - new apprentices welcome day.

To find out more about our current vacancies (once released), to view the job description and apply online please use the link below.

View and apply for current apprentice vacancies

Start your apprenticeship journey with us today!