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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.

Types of apprenticeships we offer

The council offers a high quality apprenticeship programme that combines work experience, training and a competitive London Living Wage salary, across 12 pathways:

Business and Administration
Highways Electrical Maintenance and Installation
Customer Service
Horticulture
Data Analysis
Procurement
Early Years Education and Childcare
Surveying
Event Management
Vehicle Maintenance and Operations
Facilities Management
Finance and Accountancy

If you are a successful applicant you will be matched to a role in one of the six service areas within the council where your skills and interests fit best. In that role, you will work as part of a team to support us in making Islington a fairer place to live, while simultaneously training to achieve a qualification in your specialism.

You’ll be part of a team of apprentices working across the council, who will provide you with a unique support network. Team activities take place throughout the year, allowing you to get to know each other, share experiences, and develop the key skills you’ll need to succeed in your career. Each apprentice is also provided with a mentor within the council, who can provide guidance and advice.

Working for us as an apprentice is a fantastic opportunity, not only to earn a salary while working towards a professional qualification, but also to have your work make a difference to the lives of Islington residents.

Applications open twice a year, in May and August. To see our available apprenticeship opportunities please visit the current council apprentice vacancies page.

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. Applications are encouraged from Islington residents, Islington school leavers and Islington care leavers.

Depending on your current skills and qualifications there are different levels of apprenticeship - from GSCE equivalent right up to degree level. You cannot apply for an apprenticeship that you have already completed before. You can apply for an apprenticeship at a higher level qualification that you currently hold or in a completely new area that you are not currently trained in. Each apprenticeship pathway has details of the entry criteria so please check each listing for details.

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 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, they can help you find an apprenticeship to get your career going.

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