Apprenticeships at the council

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Have you ever thought about how council’s work? Or the types of jobs people do in local authority?

In Southampton City Council there are plenty of opportunities to develop your career. Working in local government means you can be part of a team that make a real difference to people’s lives and the environment in which we live, socialise and work.

As one of the largest employers in Southampton, the council delivers a wide range of services to residents across the city, from keeping our streets clean, to supporting local businesses, and protecting people.

If you’re looking for a job with a difference then joining the council could be for you. Take a look at the types of jobs we offer.

Working with people
  • Social work and social care
  • Administrative/customer services
  • Public and media relations
  • Nursery nursing
  • Educational services/psychologists
  • Libraries/museums
  • Trading standards
  • Teaching support/youth work
Professional, research and analytical
  • Contract management
  • Human Resources
  • Policy/Research and analysis
  • Planning
  • Architect/property management
  • Building control/surveyors
  • Finance/legal
  • Commissioning
Public safety and environmental
  • Public health
  • Caretaking/cleaning/security
  • Regeneration
  • Conservation/ecology
  • Waste management/recycling
  • Maintenance and construction
  • Environmental health
  • Health and safety

At Southampton City Council we invest in our people, apprentices are a valuable part of our workforce and the future of the council. We also believe in rewarding our staff fairly and we are committed to paying Foundation Living Wage to all of our apprentices.

Whilst we can't guarantee you a permanent job at the end of your apprenticeship, we will support you to apply for new roles both at the council and at other organisations and before the end of your apprenticeship we’ll make sure you have access to employment support.

Meeting the public sector apprenticeship target

Since the new Apprenticeship Levy was introduced in April 2017, each public body in England is required to publish their annual apprenticeship data.

Data for year 1 - 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018

Number of employees in the authority

  1. The number of employees who were working for the authority on 31 March 2017: 5968
  2. The number of employees who were working for the authority on 31 March 2018: 5523
  3. The number of employees who started working for the authority between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018: 308

Number of apprentices in the authority

  1. The number of apprentices who were working for the authority on 31 March 2017: 10
  2. The number of apprentices who were working for the authority on 31 March 2018: 42
  3. The number of new apprentices between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018: 42