Apprenticeships at Wakefield Council

Why Wakefield Council? 

Here at Wakefield Council, we give the option of being able to gain a recognised qualification and on the job experience, whilst also earning a competitive starting salary. 

We recognise the need for fresh talent in our organisation, that why we’ve already employed many apprentices in different directorates across Wakefield Council.

All our apprentices are welcomed into a friendly environment. It’s in our best interest to spot potential and grow our own talent – so stand out from the crowd.
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Why Should I apply?

You’ll be valued, recognised and rewarded. We offer a generous holiday allowance so you can let off steam and unwind. We aim to give all a good work-life balance, so you’ll have access to your working schedule well in advance.
When can I apply?

Throughout the year, we have many apprenticeship opportunities, although the biggest bulk of our recruitment is in October and March - so keep your eyes peeled. Our apprenticeships are generally 37 hours a week, but part time roles may also be available.
How do I apply?

When opportunities become available, you can see the vacancies on our job site. You can apply for a maximum of 3 roles at the same time. 

Whilst we are not advertising, or if none of our advertised vacancies are for you, you can register your interest and we will get back to you when additional vacancies become available.
Register interest
Don’t forget to view our guidance videos and PDF links on the right of this page to help you complete your application. 

Our apprenticeships

  • Accountancy Trainee
  • Administration - to provide business support to front line services
  • Arborist - Tree Surgeon
  • Civil Engineer
  • Customer Services
  • Data Information Systems
  • Health and Safety
  • Heavy Vehicle Mechanic
  • Horticulture
  • Horticulture (Bereavement)
  • Human Resources (HR)
  • Information Technology (IT) Programming
  • Information Technology (IT) Technician
  • Paralegal
  • Project Management
  • Play Area Maintenance
  • Property Maintenance
  • Revenues and Benefits
  • Road Worker
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Youth Work - you must be 18 years or over at the start of this apprenticeship

Hear from our Apprentices
Three of our apprentices took the time to talk us through what they thought of working and learning at Wakefield Council.

Chloe, Business Admin Apprentice


George, IT/Tech Support Apprentice


Jack, Gas and Heating Apprentice

Top tips on your interview

Contact us

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0345 8 506 506