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Council Apprenticeships

Doncaster Council Apprenticeships

The established and successful Apprenticeships and Learning Team in Doncaster Council increases training opportunities for employed staff and new entrants to the Council workforce.

Since 2012 the team has enrolled over 500 apprentices including young people entering the world of work for the first time and employees within the Council, wanting to update their skills and qualifications.

The team is subject to an OFSTED Inspection and last received one in May 2017, which resulted in the provision being awarded a Grade 2 - ‘Good Provision’.

The Apprenticeship Programme qualifications provide the skills needed to help people into jobs and lifelong employability enabling enthusiastic people to make a contribution to the organisation.

If you are starting your career with an Apprenticeship at Doncaster Council, our qualified Learning Officers and trainers will support you in finding the right role for you and mentor you throughout your journey.

The team will be on hand to offer you support and guidance throughout, will complete on-site assessments and deliver a range of training to enable you to successfully achieve your qualification.

Infographic; In 2015/16, 81% of 16-18 year old apprentices gained through Doncaster Council successfully achieved their apprenticeship

The Apprenticeship and Learning Team currently support people through a number of qualifications listed below:
Customer Service Level 2, 3 and 4
Business and Administration Level 2, 3 and 4
Certificate in Children and Young People's Workforce Level 2
Diploma in Health and Social Care Adults Level 2 and 3
Management Level 3, 5 and 7
Functional Skills Maths Levels 1 and 2
Functional Skills English Levels 1 and 2
Functional Skills ICT Levels 1 and 2
As an employer Doncaster Council also offers diverse apprenticeship opportunities that we outsource providers to deliver, including Craft Apprenticeships: e.g. Bricklayers, Electricians, Gas fitters, Joiners, Motor mechanics, Plasterers, Plumbers, Painters and Decorators, Highways Workers, Horticulturists and Heating and Ventilation.

We have also provided opportunities recently for Chartered manager degree, Civil engineers, AAT apprenticeships.

All our vacancies are advertised on our recruitment website https://doncastercounciljobs.co.uk which is constantly updated based on the demand for these roles.

Alternatively, you can contact the team on (01302) 736644 or email us on apprenticeships@doncaster.gov.uk

Why Doncaster Council?
In May 2017 OFSTED described our support for learners as “particularly good and effectively reduces barriers to learning and employment.”

Apprentices develop good job-related skills and improve their effectiveness in the workplace.

There will be new and exciting opportunities for staff to progress and for new recruits to start with us on higher, degree, professional and new employer led Standards (Trailblazers). This means more progression opportunities and a wider range of apprenticeship types on offer.

Apprenticeships will not be restricted by age and some higher and degree level opportunities will be coming forward shaped to meet our current and future organisational needs. Check out our jobs site to keep an eye on what’s on offer here at Doncaster Council.

You may have decided that sixth form or university isn’t right for you and have opted for the world of ‘earn while you learn’ and we think you’ve made an excellent choice!

Here’s why:
We have a wide variety of services (ranging from animal welfare, housing and transport to tourism, health and business support)
We are an ambitious council and town - There are new developments for apprentices to get involved in.
We offer a high quality working environment - Open plan office with latest technology and a vibrant café.
We offer flexible working leading to good work/life balance.
28 days holiday per year.
We offer a staff benefits scheme including discounts at major retailers.

The Apprenticeship Team is effective in its safeguarding. They have fully trained staff, a nominated safeguarding champion and robust processes to monitor all apprentices for issues that may arise, that are then referred to a response team as appropriate.

All apprentices have access to Doncaster Council’s Occupational Health department’s services.

‘I feel highly supported in my role by both my assessor and line manager, I feel safe and protected and my confidence is growing because I feel part of a team’

If you choose to undertake an apprenticeship with us, you will play your part in moving forward some exciting projects as well as your career. You will also be joining a highly respected apprenticeship programme from which 97% of apprentices who fully completed their Level 2 Apprenticeship in 2015/16 went on to secure employment – this is an increase of 5% on the previous year.

Our skilled and dedicated Apprenticeship Team, which includes three former apprentices, will be with you every step of the way in a positive working environment as you aim to reach your ambitions. I look forward to welcoming you to Doncaster Council.
But don’t just take our word for it check out some case studies within our prospectus here;

Apprentice Brochure 2017
Please email us doncasterworks@doncaster.gov.uk