Richmondshire District Council

Apprenticeship programme

At Richmondshire District Council our apprenticeship programme has been developed to meet the career aspirations of our community.

Richmondshire District Council is a small but dynamic authority. Once you have joined us, you will quickly become part of our team. Being part of our smaller council means that there are real opportunities to undertake work and gain experience from our experienced officers, and develop skills that will have a real impact on the services we provide to our community.

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is the opportunity to gain valuable, hands-on experience from existing staff while you train and obtain qualifications. It is a paid position, allowing you to earn while you learn.

Twenty percent of your working week is set aside for learning, in conjunction with an approved training provider. The remaining time will be committed to developing your knowledge and skills in the workplace, doing a job that has the potential to kick start your career. At the end of it, you will gain official certification, which will be equivalent to traditional qualifications.

As an apprentice, you will need to demonstrate a real commitment to working and developing the skills and behaviours needed to develop competence in your post, and meet the high standards required of officers of the council. You are also required to attend your training programme, making a commitment to learning and completing the course successfully.

You will work closely with the council’s Apprenticeship Co-Ordinator and your training provider to successfully progress along the apprenticeship training programme. This includes familiarising, preparing and completing the various standards including end point assessments in order to gain successful accreditation.

Opportunities at the council 

We are offering the following opportunities:  

All of these apprenticeships have a planned employment start date of September 2021. The training provider courses would officially start shortly after this date.

Trainee pest control officer

In addition to these apprenticeship opportunities, we are also looking for a trainee pest control officer. Further details can be found on the trainee pest control officer page.

All vacancies close on 6 June 2021 at 10pm. If you wish to apply, please ensure that you have completed your application form and returned it to us by emailing by this date.

Further information

If you have any queries regarding any of the apprenticeships on offer, please contact Nadine Slattery, Apprenticeship Co-Ordinator at or call 01748 901022.

We have provided some top tips to help you complete your application form on our handy guide to completing your apprenticeship application page.

We aim to set up an online question and answer session in the near future using Zoom or Teams. If you would be interested in attending such an event, please email Nadine Slattery at the address above and we will get in touch.

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