Newcastle upon Tyne


National minimum wage, according to age

Newcastle City Council are looking to recruit Pre-apprentices to work within Highways.

The pre apprenticeship will last between 12 weeks and 1 year, paid at National Minimum Wage, according to age.

Pre apprenticeships allow you as an individual to experience the occupation and placement practices that you would encounter when undertaking an apprenticeship. It also allows the placement staff to assess your suitability for the role. If you then decide this is the occupation you would like to choose as your career path you may be able to apply to move onto the Level of apprenticeship available for that occupation.

We are taking positive action to drive up standards at both a National and Local level. We give priority to the employability and skills needs of young people aged under 25 because they have a higher unemployment rate than over 25’s, particularly 16-18 year olds Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET).

We are keen that all sections of the community, including Looked After Children, disadvantaged communities within Newcastle upon Tyne such as those parts of the City with low Index of Multiple Depravation (IMD) scores, have the same opportunities in life as other people. We guarantee an interview to candidates from under- represented groups that meet the essential criteria documented on our Person Specification.

You can apply for these positions online at by either completing our online form or by downloading the attached application form.

Please take the time to read through the supporting information attached to this advert

All paper application forms must be returned by post to:
Bev Watt
Apprenticeship Co-ordinator
Organisational Development
Newcastle City Council
5th Floor
Civic Centre
Barras Bridge
Newcastle upon Tyne

It is essential that you list two referees on the application form including e-mail and full contact addresses for both.

Fixed Term

  22 Apr 2019

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