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What apprenticeships do we offer?

We currently offer apprenticeships in Business and Administration, Customer Service, Civil Engineering, Assistant Accountancy and Social Worker, on an annual basis and a variety of apprenticeships from entry-level roles, up to degree-level roles on an ad hoc basis.

Previous opportunities have included:

  • children, young people and families practitioner
  • data analyst
  • digital and technology solutions
  • public services operational delivery officer
  • procurement and supply
  • internal audit practitioner
  • rehabilitation worker

How to apply

All apprenticeship opportunities are advertised on the Devon jobs website. We also advertise through the National Apprenticeship Service and on Twitter.

What’s it like to be an apprentice at Devon County Council?

Matt and Sunny started their careers at Devon County Council as an apprentice. Find out from them what it is like to be an apprentice, and where it can take you in your future career.

We also offer apprenticeships to existing staff through our Next Step programme. Several of our Step In apprentices have gone on to complete further apprenticeships to continue their professional development after securing permanent employment.

Previous apprentices who have taken the Next Step in their career.

Ring-fenced apprenticeships for care leavers

We also offer ring-fenced apprenticeship opportunities for care leavers. Our Step Forward Employability Programme aims to support care leavers to increase their employability by gaining, developing and increasing their skills, experience and qualifications. Find out more about Step Forward.

Hear from some of our apprentices who joined Devon County Council through ring-fenced apprenticeship opportunities.

Supported apprenticeships

Once our supported interns complete their Supported Internship Programme, Devon County Council will seek out paid supported apprenticeship placements. Find out more about supported internships.

Supported apprenticeships are designed for individuals who have a recognised learning difficulty and/or disability and have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). Through the programme individuals will complete a Level 2 Customer Service Apprenticeship while receiving on-the-job support through a workplace mentor as well as the line manager.

Individuals may also have a job coach if applicable, which is applied for through Access to Work. The training provider and Devon County Council will support with the application if required.

The Supported Apprenticeship Programme enables individuals to gain work experience and learn on the job while attending college to gain the apprenticeship qualification. At the end of the apprenticeship, supported apprentices are supported to find permanent employment.

We’ve had lots of success through the programme and Devon County Council has won two national awards with the latest being the SEND Apprenticeship Champion Award at the Annual Apprenticeship Conference Apprenticeship Awards 2021.

Hear from some of Devon County Council’s previous supported apprentices.