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Apprenticeship scheme

Our apprenticeship programme provides a great introduction to the world of work and offers a strong alternative to College or University, as you can continue to learn and start earning.

Tewkesbury Borough Council has been shortlisted as a finalist for Large Apprentice Employer of the Year in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

The Apprenticeship Scheme is aimed at young people leaving school or sixth form, and there is a potential for five placements at any one time.

Current apprentice vacancies

How to apply?

If you are interested in becoming an apprentice here at the council, please complete the apprentice application form, which can be found on the related media section of this page and return it via email to

Alternatively you can post it to: Human Resources, Tewkesbury Borough Council, Public Services Centre, Gloucester Road, Tewkesbury, GL20 5TT.

Who runs the scheme?

The overall responsibility for running the apprenticeship scheme is undertaken by our Human Resources team but trainees are spread across various departments. Business and Administration placements may be available in; Planning, Housing, Property, Economic and Community Development, Environmental Health and ICT. For details on where placements may be available at this time, please contact

What is on offer?

The apprentices work towards their NVQ Level 2, Level 3 and other relevant qualifications. We invest in our apprentices and develop them throughout their placement. Regular work reviews are held and relevant in-house training is given. Networking with fellow apprentices also gives a better idea of where they would prefer to work.

Will I get a job at the end of the apprenticeship?

Some apprentices gain enough experience and knowledge before the end of their apprenticeship programme to move into permanent posts. All apprentices are given intensive help with filling in job application forms and interview techniques as part of the apprenticeship. They are then encouraged and assisted towards the end of their apprenticeship to search for jobs and apply for suitable vacancies both in the council and externally.

How much money will I get?

Apprentices receive an allowance of £129.50 per week, payable monthly. This payment is seen as an allowance not a wage.

How good are these schemes?

The Apprenticeship scheme over the last four years achieved a 100% success rate of apprentices moving into jobs, or going back into full time education, with just under 50% being recruited internally.

If you need any more information, please contact: Human Resources by telephone
01684 272030 or email