Apprenticeships at Wakefield Council

Though the bulk of our apprenticeship vacancies for a September 2021 start have closed, we have new opportunities for up to three Arboriculture (trees) apprenticeships.

It is possible further apprenticeship vacancies will become available later this year, if so please click on 'Find an Apprenticeship' and then click on 'Search' to see what is on offer. Do keep looking as more opportunities may be added throughout this recruitment campaign. Please note you can apply for up to three positions maximum.

If no apprenticeships are available, you can 'register your interest' using the button below.

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Why Wakefield Council? 

Here at Wakefield Council, we give you the opportunity 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's why we’ve already employed many different types of apprentices throughout Wakefield Council.

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

Find an apprenticeship

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 you a good work-life balance. We offer:
  • competitive salary
  • excellent pension scheme
  • subsidised public transport
  • training opportunities
  • fantastic career prospects

When can I apply?

Throughout the year we have many apprenticeship jobs, although most are advertised around October and March - so keep your eyes peeled. Our apprenticeships are generally 37 hours a week, although part time, term time roles may be advertised.
How do I apply?

When apprenticeship jobs become available, you can see them on our job site. You’ll be required to complete an application form, per apprenticeship, but if this is your first application form you’ll be required to create an account. If there are more than 3 apprenticeships available the maximum you can apply for 3

When we are not advertising, or if none of our advertised apprenticeships are for you, you can register your interest and we will get back to you when others become available.
Register interest
Don’t forget to view our guidance videos below 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
  • Payroll
  • Digital Marketing
  • Leisure Assistant
  • Events Assistant
  • Environmental Health
  • 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

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Contact us

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0345 8 506 506