Let Chief Executive, Tim Johnson, tell you why apprenticeships are so vital to the Council and what a large range of roles are on offer. The Council is recruiting all year round.
The Council is recruiting all year round. You can find all our Apprenticeship opportunities on WMJobs and discover below why the Council is a great choice for your career, including the impressive salaries and range of benefits on offer. You will also be able to read about our new simplified application process which will put successful applicants in to our vacancies much quicker. We have the flexibility to support people with additional needs or requirements, which can be discussed during the application process.
Is there an age limit?
No, we invite applications from all ages as long as you are at least 16.
When do you recruit?
We are recruiting all the time, we don't have one particular recruitment period. Keep a look out on wmjobs or apply to be on our mailing list for apprenticeship vacancies to make sure you're updated.
What's the application process?
City of Wolverhampton Council has developed a much simpler, more efficient application process which will result in quicker turnaround time between application and starting your apprenticeship.
Registering your personal details
Uploading a CV (which you should tailor to the job role – speak to Wolves at Work if you require support with this)
Interview and assessment
We also offer guaranteed interviews for vulnerable young people, such as Care Leavers or those with an Education, Health and Care Plan or a Statement of Educational Need.
You can find all our vacancies on this page, or on wmjobs. You can also sign-up to Workbox or follow Wolves at Work on Twitter to be kept aware of new vacancies.
Are there any entry requirements?
This depends on the role and will be included in the job advert. Most of our apprenticeships will require you to have a certain level of English & Maths, but some will let you work toward this throughout the course of the apprenticeship
Are the apprenticeships inclusive?
Our apprenticeships are open to people of all ages. All of our level 2 and level 3 apprenticeships are inclusive and open to everybody including those with an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) or a Statement of Educational Need (SEN) within the last 12 months.
How long will my apprenticeship take?
We offer apprenticeships from 12 months up to 3 years.
What happens once I have completed my apprenticeship?
You would discuss this with your manager. Most people like working at the council so much that we have a 71% rate of people staying on. You will have the opportunity to apply for internal vacancies, or your manager may decide to progress you on to a higher level apprenticeship. Either way, you will be more qualified and have great work experience behind you if you decide not to stay.
What do the levels mean?
L2 Intermediate Apprenticeships, which are equivalent to five good GCSEs
L3 Advanced Level Apprenticeships, which are equivalent to two A-levels
L4, 5 & 6 Higher Apprenticeships, which can lead to an HND, HNC or foundation degree
L6 & L7 Degree Apprenticeships, which lead to a full undergraduate degree and include study at a university
What if I'm not ready yet?
If you're not ready for whatever reason, we have options for you:
Wolves at Work can support you with your applications and preparing for interview.
Black Country Impact can support you with any training needs you may have, as long as you are under the age of 29.
We have a variety of traineeship options which can help you with English and Maths and feeling more work ready.
You can also apply to do work experience with the council.
Is it just a training course?
No, it's a real job with training attached which allows you to earn while you learn.
Can I re-apply?
If you aren't successful first time, you can apply for as many apprenticeships with the council as you like. We'll also put you on our database and speak to you about upcoming opportunities.
What if I don’t have the required levels of Maths and English?
If you don’t have Maths and English at grade C or 4, you can speak to Wolves at Work about a traineeship which will help you to achieve this standard.
If you have an Education, Health and Care Plan or a Statement of Educational Need within the last 12 months, and you are able to fulfil the duties of the role you are applying for, you are still eligible and encouraged to apply if you can achieve an Entry 3 Level in Maths and English at the completion of your apprenticeship.