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Apprenticeships and traineeships

Recent changes brought in by Central Government and the Education and Skills Funding Agency, have opened up new and exciting opportunities for a broader range of apprenticeships and access to funded training for a wider age range.

The Government continues to prioritise the national apprenticeship programme as a way of raising the skills of the workforce. Apprenticeships contribute to increased productivity, greater staff retention and a more highly skilled and motivated workforce for the future. The government has pledged to create three million apprenticeships by 2020. In a statement, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) said: “This will strengthen their reputation, help working people and ensure apprenticeships are recognised as a career path equal to higher education.” The Government is keen to raise the profile and reputation of apprenticeships and put them on a par with university as a career route for school leavers.

Lincolnshire County Council is capitalising on the opportunities these Government reforms bring and is taking advantage of apprenticeship training to successfully recruit to jobs where there are national and local skills shortages

It’s never too early or too late to think about undertaking Apprenticeship training.

The world is changing at a much faster pace than ever before, and with fierce competition for jobs, there’s never been a better time to gain new marketable skills, without sitting in a class room all day! Apprenticeship training is a great way to continue or refresh your education/training but within a proper work environment and being paid a salary.

From the 6 April 2017:

  • Higher level apprenticeships now have the same protection and recognition as degree qualifications
  • All businesses providing apprentices are committed to providing 20 % off the job recognised training
  • Apprentices don’t pay for training, but they are paid for their employment
  • Through an apprenticeship you will have the opportunity to gain a wide mix of learning in the workplace, formal off the job training, the opportunity to practise new skills in a work environment and study while you earn

Lincolnshire County Council welcomes interest from people who are enthusiastic, driven, hard-working, ambitious and interested in a career in local government.

All Apprentice jobs are advertised on our jobs page, and if you’re 16+ and not in full time education you will be eligible to apply to any appropriate vacancies.

For more general information about apprenticeships, please use the following link to the Government’s Apprenticeships Guide

To hear how positive apprenticeship training can be, please click on the link below to listen to some of our existing staff who have either undertaken an apprenticeship or are currently working through one:

Source: YouTube


In August 2013, traineeships were introduced as another strand of Study Programme. Traineeships prepare young people for their future careers by helping them to become ‘work ready’. They provide a structured work preparation programme, that includes a substantial work experience placement and alongside this support with math and English, where appropriate, and employability skills.

The programme is designed to enable a young person to be ready to progress on to an apprenticeship or into employment. It is available to young people who are motivated to work but have been unsuccessful in securing an apprenticeship or other job due to a lack of skills and/or experience.

Traineeships can last from a minimum of six weeks to a maximum of six months.

Am I eligible for a traineeship?

Young people aged 16 to 18 and qualified below Level 3 (equivalent to two or more A-level passes) or those aged 19 to 23 and qualified below Level 2 (equivalent to five GCSEs at grades A* to C), could be eligible for a traineeship if they are unemployed, or work fewer than 16 hours per week and have little work experience.

Traineeships with Lincolnshire County Council are coordinated by the Young Persons Learning Provision Centre in Grantham.
If you are interested in undertaking a traineeship with the Council, or require any more information, please call 01476 592169 or email

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Last updated: 13 November 2017

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