Richmondshire District Council

Apprenticeships 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 a range of opportunities including:

All vacancies close on 16 November 2020 at 9am. If you wish to apply please ensure that you have completed your application form and returned it to by this date.

Interview dates

Interviews for our apprenticeship vacancies will take place at Mercury House in Richmond on the following dates:

  • 24 November 2020 for the Business Administration and Change apprentice
  • 26 November 2020 for the HR Support apprentice
  • 4 December 2020 for the Junior Content Producer apprentice

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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