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Lauren Bradley, Business Administration Apprentice

"As Chief Executive of Dudley Council, I greatly value the energy, ideas and suggested new ways of working young people can bring to the Council when they join us on apprenticeships."

Sarah Norman
Chief Executive of Dudley Council

What is an apprenticeship?

You will learn at work, get real on the job experience whilst getting a paid wage. You will have the chance of progression whilst developing your knowledge through qualifications. Your future prospects will be good both in gaining skills and furthering your education. There are a number of elements to each Apprenticeship and this is called the Framework. 

Each Apprenticeship framework has three main strands. Firstly, a competence based element. A technical element, and finally a skills element.

Anyone living in England, over 16 and not in full time education can apply.

Apprenticeships with Dudley Council

Partnership Boosts Apprenticeships

Spring arrives early for the Brier Rose

The Real Apprentice

Apprenticeships for young people across Dudley borough get a boost as Dudley Council and Dudley College forge a new partnership. The partnership launches as part this year’s National Apprenticeship Week and it is set to increase apprenticeship and other employment opportunities for local people.

:: more on the partnership

During National Apprenticeship Week, Ian Williams Ltd, who has a partnership with Dudley Council housing service to provide painting and repairs, will be funding the repainting of the Brier Rose. In true spirit of the week, this popular sculpture will be repainted to protect it for future generations by an apprentice.

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A series of four roadshows across the Black Country promoting apprenticeships launched in Dudley on March 3. Young people from across the borough flocked to the Village Hotel on Tuesday 3 March to consider the apprenticeship opportunities that local employers and training providers have to offer, including those from Dudley Council.

:: more on the Real Apprentice

What our apprentices say

“... Dudley Council’s apprenticeship team are very helpful, and are always on hand to offer us advice or help with any queries we may have, as well as offering us various training courses to attend in order to further develop our skills in the workplace. I would strongly recommend the apprenticeship programme … it truly is a great experience.”

Callum Franklin, Apprentice

:: more on an apprenticeship career with Dudley Council

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