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Our apprenticeships are all about learning and developing. You’ll get everything you need to thrive and grow.

Working within the council is a varied and exciting challenge. Not to mention the invaluable experience of working to help the people of Gloucester.

We’ve many roles needing different skills: from our customer facing visitor experience team who work in the museums and Guildhall to our many functions based at Shire Hall. As an apprentice, you’ll be based in one of our dedicated departments and your role will depend on the team you join.

Why an apprenticeship?

It’s a real job

As well as gaining on-the-job experience, you’re treated like any other employee.  You’ll do the same work, earn a salary and get holiday leave.

Your training is free

During your apprenticeship your training is free. As well as gaining on-the-job experience, you’ll get extra time and support to help you progress with a professional education. Study time is built into your working week, to help you achieve your qualification and undertake wider learning and development opportunities.

Additional support

A formal qualification is only part of the story, we take a rounded approach to our apprenticeships.

Our additional support means you’ll get:

  • self study and e-learning
  • 1:1 coaching
  • a designated mentor
  • technical skills training by dedicated training providers


You’ll meet lots of new people and be part of a wider community of apprentices from all parts of the council.  You’ll also get to network with apprentices from the county council.

The application process

Application form

This is your chance to tell us about yourself and why you want to work in the council.

Leaving school or changing career is a big step, so we’ll ask you a few questions to help us understand why you’d like to join us and why you’d be good in the role. Be honest and spend a bit of time completing this. This is our first chance to see if we’ll be a good fit so do not rush to complete it without first thinking about it.

Applications are shortlisted

When the closing date has passed, we’ll go through all the applications and decide who to move forward to the next stage. We’ll let all applicants know how they’ve done.

If you’re not selected this time, do not take it too personally, we often get lots of applications for each role and there will be more opportunities in the future.

Interview and assessment

If you’re successful and called for interview, you’ll be given the date, time and location of the interview. Check the website if you’re unsure of the location.

The interview is your chance to tell us about why you’re the right person for us, why you want to join the council and answer our questions too.

Give some thought to what you’d like to ask us and prepare some questions. After all this is your opportunity to find out if we're right for you.

At this stage it’s also likely that there will be a short assessment related to the apprenticeship you’ve applied for.  It’s nothing to worry about it just helps us to choose the right candidate.


Once we’ve finished the interviews we’ll make our decision and tell all candidates of the outcome.  If you’re successful we’ll agree a start date and begin the onboarding process.

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