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Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are a great way to start your career. You get paid to do a real job, gain valuable experience and work towards a nationally recognised qualification.

Get help to find an apprenticeship

If you are an Islington resident aged 16-24, the council employs skilled staff to help you find an apprenticeship.

The Progress team employs expert advisers who can help you if you're aged up to 19 and want to know all the options for moving forward with your learning and career. They can support you if you don't know which area of work you want to go into, if you're struggling to find a place at college or want to find an apprenticeship that suits your skills and interests. You can drop in to see an adviser at either Platform (Mondays, 2pm-7pm) or Lift (Wednesdays and Fridays, 12pm-5pm). You don't need an appointment.

If you're aged over 19, and you're interested in an apprenticeship working for Islington Council, the iWork Youth Employment team can help you. As well as apprenticeships in the council, the team works with lots of local businesses to create apprenticeships for Islington residents in loads of different industries.

Whatever you're interested in, we can help you find an apprenticeship to get your career going. Watch our apprenticeships film and hear from four Islington-based apprentices working with the council in the arts and creative, plumbing and legal sectors.

Take a look online for:

Current council apprentice vacancies 

or get in touch to find out how we can help you find an apprenticeship.

Who can apply for an apprenticeship?

Anyone aged 16 or over, who's reached the statutory school leaving date, can apply for an apprenticeship; there is no upper age limit. Depending on your current skills and qualifications there are different levels of apprenticeship - from GSCE equivalent right up to degree level.

You need to be a resident in England and not taking part in full-time education.

What apprenticeships does the council offer?

Islington Council offers high quality apprenticeships that combine work experience, training and a competitive salary that is set at the London Living Wage.

Recent apprentices at the council have been employed in roles including:

  • Finance

  • Business Administration

  • Customer Service

  • Information and Communication Technology

  • Youth Work

  • Horticulture

  • Facilities

Find out more

Apprenticeships are available in more than 170 industries and there are up to 17,000 vacancies available online at any one time.

The National Apprenticeship Service has details of local, regional and national apprenticeships to apply for, as well as useful information and advice on becoming an apprentice www.getingofar.gov.uk

Employers

If you are an employer and interested in taking on an apprentice, get in touch with the iWork for Business team who can help you with recruitment, training and ongoing support during an apprenticeship.

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