Become an apprentice

Learn more about apprenticeships.

An apprenticeship is a real job where you learn, gain experience, and get paid. By the end of the apprenticeship, you will have the right skills and knowledge needed for your chosen career.

Apprenticeships are open to everyone aged 16 and over not in full time education. They can take between 1 and 6 years to complete, depending on the level chosen and your experience.  

Highways apprentices

What is a Northumberland County Council Apprenticeship? 

The Northumberland County Council apprenticeship programme allows people to work for the council to develop their skills and knowledge whilst gaining a qualification.  

All apprentices will: 

  • Be employed by the council 
  • Earn a wage 
  • Follow a training programme 
  • Receive both on and off the job training 
  • Develop their skills to ensure they can do the job well 

You will have the support of a Northumberland County Council Apprenticeship Mentor who will guide you throughout your journey and help you progress in your chosen trade or career.