Apprenticeships

As part of your apprenticeship within Kirklees Council you will also have access to fully funded support, provided by the Kirklees Apprenticeship for All team. This wrap around support and enrichment programme will be part of your apprenticeship journey in the council. If you have any questions, email our apprenticeship team.

At Kirklees Council we aim to deliver quality services to our residents, support growing businesses, reduce inequality and build better futures for everyone.

To do this … we need to employ great people.

An apprenticeship is a fantastic way to join our team and learn more about the services we provide. By starting on an apprenticeship with Kirklees Council you’ll have access to:

- A nationally recognised qualification, with all necessary equipment provided

- The ability to “earn whilst you learn”

- The opportunity to work with, and learn from, knowledgeable and experienced professionals, making a real difference to your local community

- Great development opportunities

- Flexible working opportunities

- Other benefits including a competitive salary, pension, travel discounts/schemes and employee healthcare.

Why an Apprenticeship?

“Every person I’ve spoken to is so welcoming, and willing to share their knowledge to help me learn and grow. I’m grateful to my team and wider colleagues for the support and opportunities that they have given me”.

Amber Whitwam, Compliance Apprentice – Asbestos, Homes and Neighbourhoods, Kirklees Council.

“My current plan is to gain as much experience as I can, trying new things while climbing the career ladder”.

Komal Akhtar, Business Administrator, Kirklees Council.

"The apprenticeship I am on is a higher education apprenticeship (degree level), and admittedly it has been challenging, but nothing that couldn’t be helped by asking questions to colleagues and tutors, who have always been very willing to help and are very knowledgeable in their fields".

Oliver Myers, Assistant Building Surveyor - Building Control, Kirklees Council.

Sasha joined the council as an apprentice back in 2014 and has worked her way up and completed multiple qualifications to become a Housing Manager. Sasha shows that apprenticeships are a great tool to launch your career while learning on the job in a supportive environment.

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