What is an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are work based learning programmes which lead to nationally recognised qualifications. Apprentices learn on the job, building up knowledge and skills whilst earning (national minimum wage for age) money at the same time. The length of the apprenticeship depends on the Apprenticeship Standard subject; but it must be a minimum of 1 year.

Sefton Council provides a Corporate Apprenticeship Programme which is supported by the Apprenticeship Manager and dedicated Support Officers. Apprenticeships are available to anyone who is interested in applying for an opportunity with Sefton Council.

The Liverpool City Region (LCR) Apprenticeship Hub is a collaborative group, responsible to the LCR Employment and Skills Board. “Funded by the European Social Fund through the Education and Skills Funding Agency, we aim to increase the awareness, number and quality of Apprenticeships available to regional residents by supporting and coordinating activities, making Apprenticeships work for businesses and individuals”.

‘Please see the video below which shows Sefton Council Apprentices in various different roles across the Authority’ 

Apprenticeship Levy Updates’


Further information on apprenticeships is available on the UK Apprenticeships website

Support for Employers

Sefton @ Work offers a range of free and confidential job-related services for individuals and businesses in Sefton.

There may also be funding / grants available for employers to access.

Further information is available on the Sefton@Work website or 0151 934 2610.