Apprenticeships and work experience

Apprenticeships at the Council

Our apprenticeship programmes are about helping talented people to get experience in local government, gain qualifications and get paid at the same time. They provide a great opportunity to start a new career. It may be your first step into the world of work, time for a change of direction or perhaps you’d like to develop your professional skills and knowledge.

Apprenticeship types

We offer apprenticeships in a variety of professions and at different levels including:

  • Housing Services
  • Human Resources
  • Public Relations and Communications
  • Customer Services
  • Community Safety and Wellbeing
  • Parking Serviced

The list of opportunities is steadily growing.

Whichever department you are keen to work for, we are united by one aim: constantly striving to make the lives of people living, working and visiting the district better. If playing a part in that excites you, then one of our programmes could be right for you.

What you can expect from our apprenticeships

Our programmes last for 12 months or longer, depending on the apprenticeship. They have lots to offer, including:

  • A competitive apprenticeship salary
  • A nationally recognised apprenticeship scheme
  • Valuable hands-on experience working alongside highly experienced colleagues
  • Guidance and career support along the way through a work-based mentor

Your training will be flexible, tailored to your needs and the requirements that your apprenticeship must meet. Each module of your programme includes on-the-job and off-the-job training. You will attend face-to-face and online workshops, as well as spending time on self-study. You will have regular discussions with your line manager and assessor to review your progress and your individual development plan.

Once you have gained your apprenticeship, we will provide advice and guidance to help you further your career.

Who can apply?

We welcome applications from people of any background for our apprenticeships.

The key to your success is:

  • genuine enthusiasm for learning; being comfortable with new tasks and challenges aimed at developing your skills and experience
  • an ability to learn quickly and being open to instruction, guidance and feedback
  • a keen interest in the role you’re applying for and what we do as a Council
  • feeling motivated by the opportunity to play a part in improving the lives of people living, working and visiting Horsham

In addition you must:

  • Have the right to live and work in England.
  • NOT be enrolled on another apprenticeship or further / higher education programme at the time of your application.
  • NOT already hold a qualification at the same or higher level in the same or closely related field to the apprenticeship you are applying for.

How do I apply for an apprenticeship?

Visit our current vacancies page for all apprenticeship opportunities or sign up to Stay Connected email updates and receive job alerts straight to your inbox.