Tameside Council – Promoting Apprenticeships
Tameside Council are committed to promoting Apprenticeships within the Borough, we work closely with the National Apprenticeship Service, local providers and businesses to increase the number of Apprenticeships available and we work with Schools and Colleges to promote Apprenticeships as a career path.
Information for Potential Apprentices
If you are interested in an Apprenticeship as a career path you can find out more information about Apprenticeships by visiting the following websites, you can also contact us on the link below with any questions or queries that you may have:
- Tameside Apprenticeships 2013
- Tameside Apprentices Website
- What is an Apprenticeship?
- What are NVQ’s?
- Apprenticeships on GOV.UK
- Jobcentre Plus
- Skills Solutions
- Tameside College
Information for Employers
If you are an employer more information about taking on an apprentice can be found on the National Apprenticeships website You can also find more information on the Council’s Apprentices website .
Tameside Council Apprenticeship Programme
Working for Tameside as an apprentice will give you the opportunity to earn some money whist you are studying for a qualification and gaining some fantastic experience. During your Apprenticeship you start by studying for a level 2 NVQ in a relevant vocational area, although for some positions you may go straight onto a level 3 NVQ depending on the job and your qualifications and experience.
The current rates of pay for a Tameside Apprenticeship are as follows:
|Age||Rate of Pay|
|16 – 17||£3.84 per hour|
|18 – 20||£5.12 per hour|
|21+||£5.93 per hour (in first year of apprenticeship)
£6.08 per hour (after first year of apprenticeship)
The standard working week is 36 hours, most apprenticeships will be employed for the full 36 hours. The NVQ training will involve job training on a day or block release basis at a local training centre and, or training in the work place.
All job applicants receive equal treatment regardless of disability, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, race, colour, religion, nationality, ethnic or national origin.
For all vacancies posted through the national website, please search for vacancies nationally . More local vacancies will be posted shortly.
Vacancies within Tameside MBC
The apprenticeship opportunities that are available with Tameside MBC are now listed on the Your Council Jobs website.
Following the completion of application forms suitable candidates will be invited to take a series of tests which will enable us to assess your ability to complete an apprenticeship. These tests will be carried out by Tameside College, you will receive an email/letter from them asking you to attend a testing date, if you do not attend a testing date you will not be able to proceed onto the shortlisting stage.