Apprenticeships are paid, on-the-job training placements which give you a practical insight into what working in a particular role is like. They are available across a wide range of industries, and usually take between one to 4 years to complete depending on which level you take.
Westminster is a City of Talent and the council is committed to offering high quality apprenticeships to dedicated 16 to 24 year olds who want an opportunity to earn and learn.
As a Westminster apprentice, you will:
The fact that I am working towards a National Vocation Qualification in Business Administration makes this more than just a job, and the hands-on experience has made me certain that I still want to do this 5 years down the line. If you think an apprenticeship is for you, I only have 3 words to say: go for it!”
Charley-Mae Foster, 22, apprentice with the council's Policy, Performance and Communications team.
Visit Get In Go Far for more information on the benefits of apprenticeships, work experience or traineeships in the UK.
Apprentices from different sectors share their experiences and recommendations on the website, and you can also check your eligibility for an apprenticeship, as well as search for apprenticeship positions near you.
If you're 16 to 24, The London Apprenticeship Company can help you find a non-council apprenticeship.
CityWest Homes offers apprenticeships in the construction industry.
LEYF offers hands on experience and training in lively, diverse settings all while earning a salary.
Options include: asset and investment management; banking and finance; construction, property and engineering; hospitality, leisure and food; media, business, retail and marketing; professional services, insurance and legal; public services; science and technology.