Become an apprentice

Apprenticeships are open to anyone aged 16 or over living in England and not taking part in full-time education.

An apprenticeship is an excellent way of gaining a nationally-recognised qualification, workplace experience, and earning while you learn. Apprenticeships provide on-the-job-training, typically 4 days a week in work and 1 day a week in college.

Entry requirements are flexible because apprenticeships aren't just based on academic achievement. Practical skills count and so does your interest in the area of work you've chosen. Apprenticeships are available across more than 80 industry sectors.


Apprentices are entitled to the national minimum wage and receive paid holiday. Many employers increase wages from the apprentice rate to other national minimum wage age bands as skills develop.

Thurrock Council apprenticeships

You can apply for apprenticeships advertised on our council job vacancies page.

Find out more

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