What you will learn
Apprenticeships are a mixture of on-the-job and off-the-job training. On the job, you learn key transferable skills, such as:
- working in teams
- problem solving
- using new technology
Off the job, you spend time working towards a recognised apprenticeship standard.
Apprenticeships at Lewisham Council are 18 months. Apprenticeships can be different lengths, but they are all at least one year long.
Who can apply for an apprenticeship
To apply for an apprenticeship with us, you must be:
- over the age of 16 (there is no upper age limit)
- a Lewisham resident (we will use the electoral register to check this)
- be eligible to work in the UK (if we offer you an apprenticeship, you will need to show us your passport)
- not in full-time education
- completed the apprenticeship questions on the vacancy advert
- not already qualified in the apprenticeship area you apply for
Contact us if you have any questions about your eligibility for apprenticeships.
How to apply for an apprenticeship
We advertise apprenticeships on our jobs site. You can find guidance on how to complete the application form below.
After the assessment, we will shortlist the applicants who meet the minimum requirements for the position. The requirements vary depending on the apprenticeship. To be considered you must answer the apprenticeship questions on the vacancy advert.
If you meet the shortlist criteria, we will invite you to an interview. This could be a group interview, and there might be exercises to complete. You can read interview guidance below.
Virtual interview tips
- If you live in a shared environment, find a quiet space and put a note on the door to inform others an interview is in progress.
- Dress to impress - wear a formal outfit for you video interview as you would for an in person interview.
- Find an area with good lighting, your background should be clear with no distractions or blur your background.
- Be on time to your interview and check the link provided works prior to your interview. Log on to the link 5 minutes earlier than your specified time.
- Have a glass of water on standby in case you need a drink or a moment to think about a question you have been asked.
- Have notes prepared to help provide prompts and reminders for your answers.
- Eye contact is key, even in virtual interviews.
Use the interview tips guide to provide you with further tips.
Additional support for completing application forms and preparing for interviews is available on the National Careers Service.
Find an apprenticeship
We have many great apprenticeships to help you kick-start a new career. Find one which suits you.
We offer apprentices an annual salary starting at £21,808.
If you are aged 18 and over in the first year of your apprenticeship, you can get a 30% discount on travelcards and bus and tram season tickets. Apply for your discount from Transport for London.
Our tutors and staff will offer your support throughout your apprenticeship. After you have finished your apprenticeship, you’ll be in a strong position to move into permanent employment.