For anyone considering an apprenticeship, Eastleigh Borough Council offers an exciting range of roles to kick start your career.
This year’s apprentice intake at the Council will include placements in customer services, IT desktop/infrastructure, internal audit and project management.
They are all exciting opportunities giving successful applicants the chance to earn money while getting on-the-job training, as well as gaining a nationally recognised qualification that supports their career ambitions.
The Council offers an enjoyable place to work in a supportive environment, where new apprentices are allocated a mentor and a workplace buddy - and can pursue personal development and training opportunities, such as IT skills, alongside their apprenticeship qualification. Previous Council apprenticeships have ranged from law to surveying.
Feedback from previous apprentices at Eastleigh has been overwhelmingly positive. Neil MacBrayne (pictured), who joined the scheme in September 2018 as an apprentice heavy goods vehicle mechanic, said: “I’m learning something new every day and starting to work more independently as the year goes on. Colleagues are really supportive and there’s always someone I can go to if I’m stuck or I’m facing a challenging task.”
Salary for an Eastleigh Borough Council apprentice is above the apprentice minimum wage and benefits include 22 days annual leave, staff discounts (including travel), membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and access to an employee support line.
You can apply for an apprenticeship provided you’re living in England and not in full-time education.