Launched in 2014, the programme aims to increase the number of apprentices by actively recruiting across a range of business areas. We are passionate about employing apprentices and we recognise that apprenticeships can help more people develop their skills and become a part of our future local workforce.

Opportunities at Torbay Council are advertised during the spring term each year. If you have missed our Recruitment Campaign this year, then why not consider work experience within the council.

We have really big ambitions and would like to be seen locally as an employer of choice for apprentices. These are the benefits of becoming an apprentice at Torbay Council:

  • Earn whilst you learn. Not only will you gain a valuable qualification, you will also earn a wage whilst doing so.
  • You will work in a diverse and interesting environment, providing a service to the local community.
  • A worked based training qualification will not only demonstrates your competence in doing a job, but will also help you to develop valuable transferable skills, knowledge and abilities.
  • Generous terms and conditions, such as paid annual leave and pension contributions from your first day. We know a pension is probably the last thing you are thinking about when starting out on life’s great adventure, but it’s never too early to start saving.
  • You will be in a supportive work environment with a dedicated mentor throughout your training.
  • Access to work based coaching, support and next steps careers advice will be offered to you.
  • You will be given peer support and networking opportunities. These regular events will ensure you get the most out of working for the council, will link you with other apprentices and help you make new friends.
  • Access a range of in-house training courses.
  • It could lead to a permanent job in the council.
  • Opportunity to study with local training providers wherever possible.

We have apprentices throughout the council in a variety of business disciplines, all of which are advertised on our website and also on the National Apprentice Service website.

All of our apprentices follow a structured programme of training and development, provide excellent work-based experience, and have a dedicated mentor within the business as well as the support from the training provider.

Our apprentices usually start in August and September and then, subject to their course and study centre, commence college day release in September although this can vary depending in course and study centre.