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What are the benefits of being an Apprentice?

An apprenticeship can take you anywhere. You can learn new skills, gain knowledge and experience and it can help you rise to the top of the ladder in your chosen profession or career.  As an apprentice you can access our offer to employees, and some other benefits include:

Hands on experience – You will get the chance to gain experience in your new role by doing tasks and projects throughout – and really getting involved in the job. Hands-on training gives you a real chance to put your skills into practice and helps you to gain more confidence in a working environment.

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Development opportunities – In the Council we always promote growth and development for people within our workforce. There will be opportunities for you to learn and develop throughout your apprenticeship.

A mentor and a buddy – We will make sure you are buddied up with a colleague who will help you settle in to your team. You will also be given a mentor – someone who will be knowledgeable, experienced and there to guide you.

Apprentice Network Group – you’ll be a member of a cohort network group which will provide peer support and networking opportunities in your first year

Recognised qualifications – As part of your apprenticeship you will be completing an accredited NVQ, a recognised qualification which will add to your skillset in the future.

Earn as you learn – You will be working towards your qualification whilst earning some money – awesome really!

Career advice and guidance – We can link you up with career advice and guidance from qualified advisers. They will be able to help you make decisions for your future and let you know what options and opportunities are available to you.

Student discount card – You will be able to apply for a discount card – please speak to your learning provider for more information.

A foot in the door and a step on the career ladder – Your apprenticeship will enable you to learn a new skill whilst gaining a qualification too. You will meet new people within your role. You will have the opportunity to excel and Cornwall Council will always strive to help your career in the future.

The opportunities are endless….

If you still have some questions, please get in touch with us at or call 01872 324600