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Apply for apprentice positions

Surrey County Council is recognised as a great place to work! Whether you are just leaving education, changing careers or returning to work - if what you're looking for is a long and lasting career - then this is your chance to receive excellent training and personal development.

Our Apprenticeship scheme provides a perfect way to earn a wage while you gain vital work experience and a nationally recognised qualification. You will be fully supported and mentored through your apprenticeship and be given protected time to complete your course work. The scheme is designed for individuals who are living and entitled to work in England and are not in full-time education. When you've finished, we'll help you to find a permanent role.

We offer opportunities in a range of professions at the following levels:

  • Level 2 - equivalent to 5 GCSE's
  • Level 3 - equivalent to 2 A-levels
  • Level 4 - equivalent to a higher education certificate/diploma
  • Level 5 - equivalent to a foundation degree
  • Level 6 - equivalent to a bachelor degree

Upon attending an interview you will be need to be able to show you meet the above requirements to be considered for an apprenticeship. A DBS (formally CRB) disclosure may be required.

The apprenticeship that's right for you will depend on your interests, experience and the job opportunities that are available in your area. In the meantime, if you'd like to know more about working with Surrey County Council, take a look at some of our most frequently asked questions.

What our apprentices think of the scheme

"Being an apprentice has helped me develop and prepare for a full time job. I have gained skills and knowledge of what it is like to work in a business environment. My confidence has also grown which has helped me to secure a new job working in Surrey County Council after just 6 months. Therefore, thanks to Surrey's apprenticeship scheme I am now on the career ladder, have extra training certificates and well-recognised job experience." – Sophie Macco, Business Apprentice

"I have noticed a massive difference in myself. I have matured as a person and act as a positive role model for the young people I work with" – Sean Baines, Children's Rights Apprentice

"Becoming an apprentice was one of the best decisions I have made in my life so far and the skills that I have developed through the programme are invaluable. I have developed so much as an individual and will go on to progress in future careers as a result. " – Brandon Robin, Heritage Apprentice.

Find out what our ex-apprentice have to say about how the scheme has helped kick start their career.

Find an opportunity and get more information

See our current apprenticeship opportunities and other apprenticeship opportunities in Surrey.

For more information on our apprenticeship scheme, please email or call 0208 541 9000