Why choose an apprenticeship at SKDC?

We want today's apprentices to become tomorrow's leaders!

We pride ourselves on being a supportive and forward thinking employer. We are a friendly and inclusive organisation and in return for your hard work and enthusiasm we will support you to progress in your chosen field.

As an apprentice at South Kesteven District Council (SKDC) you will receive the National Minimum Wage for your age (which is more than the Apprentice Minimum Wage Rate). You will also receive the same benefits as other employees, such as pension contributions, flexible working, staff discounts, 25 days annual leave, Cycle to Work Scheme, free eye tests and much more.

Apprenticeships are about gaining real world experience whilst at the same time achieving recognised academic qualifications. At SKDC we will support you in attaining these qualifications and provide you with the opportunities you need to develop your experience base.  Earning while you are learning gives you more flexibility than ever before and the experience you will gain puts you ahead of the competition in what has become an increasingly competitive job market.

At SKDC you will receive practical and relevant experience and you will be provided with a structured programme to equip you with the skills you need to be successful. You will work alongside experienced professionals in your department and you will also be trained externally at college.

As an apprentice you will be supported all the way and will become an essential part of SKDC. You will develop in your chosen career path and at the end of your apprenticeship you may be able to carry on working in your role (also with the opportunity of a career progression) or you could gain further experience and use your skills in another department.

What are my options?

  • Raising the Participation Age (RPA) means you must continue in education or training until you are 18. It does not mean you must stay in school; you can choose one of the following options:
  • Full-time education, such as school, college or learning provider
  • Work-based learning, such as an apprenticeship or traineeship
  • Part-time education or training if you are employed, self-employed or volunteering for 20 hours or more a week