Apprenticeship programme

Apprentices at Ashford Borough Council have the opportunity to gain job-specific skills whilst working alongside experienced staff and are supported in gaining a nationally recognised qualification. Search for current apprenticeship vacancies on our jobs page of our website.

Working pattern for apprentices - hours of work

The apprenticeship scheme runs on a 35 hour week.

Time allowed off for study

The training is predominantly on-the-job so this will take place on our premises. Apprentices will be provided with half day study time per week in order for them to carry out assignments and other college work. However, where the training requires day release at college then the apprentice will need to attend college once a week.

As an apprentice you’ll

  • Work alongside experienced staff
  • Gain job-specific skills
  • Apprenticeships take 1 - 4 years to complete depending on the level