Apprenticeships: information for residents
Please note: This page provides information for those wanting to be employed as an apprentice. If you are a business wanting to employ an apprentice please see the information for business page below.
Apprenticeships are a mixture of work-based training and education for young people aged 16 and over. They include:
- A National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) in the appropriate occupational area
- Key Skills, e.g. communication and application of number
- A technical certificate (which underpins your NVQ with the knowledge you will need to do the job)
Apprentices are paid the national minimum wage. However, as skills develop, many employers tend to increase wages. The national minimum wage applies to all 16 to 18-year-olds and to those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship.
Where to find help
There are two types of Council apprenticeship - intermediate and advanced. You can apply for an apprenticeship with Cheshire West and Chester Council below.
- Apply online
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: 01244 972816
- By post: Janice Houghton, Employee Development Officer, Cheshire West and Chester Council, 1st Floor, HQ, 58 Nicholas Street, Chester, CH1 2NP
To learn more about other apprenticeships visit the Apprenticeship Vacancies Matching Service website.
Further information about apprenticeships is available below.