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Our apprenticeship scheme

Our apprenticeship programme offers high-quality learning and development designed to prepare apprentices for future employment, employability and active citizenship of a high quality. We want to unlock local talent while offering new and innovative types of apprenticeships.

In order to achieve this, we commit to:

  • reward our high quality apprentices by paying them above the national minimum wage for apprentices
  • provide apprentices with support from a manager and a mentor
  • provide on and off the job training
  • offer information, advice and guidance during and at the end of the apprenticeship
  • provide a personal development plan
  • use well regarded training providers with proven training track records
  • increase the range of apprenticeships available, with a specific focus upon skills shortages, disadvantaged young people, including care leavers, and those not in education, employment or training (NEET).

Rates of pay

We offer higher than the apprentice national minimum apprenticeship rate of pay.

Apprentices are paid for the first 12 months of their Apprenticeship according to the BCP Apprentice Rates below.  If the apprenticeship is for longer than one year, apprentices will move to the National Minimum Wage if under 25 or the National Living Wage if 25 or over, if it is higher than their existing pay rate.

With effect from 01 April 2020:

  • Intermediate (level 2) - £5.90 per hour (salary of £11,383)
  • Advanced (level 3) - £7.65 per hour (salary of £14,759)

Guiding your development

We can give you a mentor from within the organisation to support your development while you're with us. 

While we can’t guarantee a permanent job at the end of your apprenticeship, if there is a position available at that time and you meet the minimum requirements, you will have our full support to interview for the post.

Contact us

For general help and advice please contact us by email at learninganddevelopment@bcpcouncil.gov.uk.