We’re proud to offer a wide range of Apprenticeship schemes. 

Apprenticeships are for anyone aged 16 and over and not in full-time education. They combine full-time work and study into a nationally recognised qualification. 

The work-based qualification can range from GCSE (or equivalent) up to Degree and Masters level. They can take between 1 and 4 years to complete (depending on the level).

They are an ideal opportunity for those leaving education, or those seeking to start a career in a new field and gain new experience. Find out more about national apprenticeships (GOV.UK).

Find apprenticeship opportunities in Sutton on our job vacancy website.

What we can offer you

You’ll be working for a leading Local Authority within the South London Partnership collaboration.

Learning on the job

  • on-the-job learning and development managed and guided by experienced staff
  • gain invaluable experience and practical knowledge in the workplace
  • add to your skill set and support your next career move

A stepping stone for your career

  • a practical qualification to add to your employment history
  • stand out to potential employers with specific experience in your new career
  • avoid the ever-increasing student debts many people face today

Continue your career with us

  • increased opportunities to continue your career within the Council
  • opportunity to work your way up towards more senior positions
  • benefit from competitive wages

You can apply to be an apprentice for London Borough of Sutton Council if you

  • are aged 16 or over
  • are not in full-time education
  • are a UK resident
  • are an enthusiastic, determined and motivated individual with a desire to work and learn
  • are willing to work full time and put aside 1 day per week for study

We will give priority to care leavers and people living in the borough.

Types of Apprenticeship we offer

Intermediate Level 2

Equivalent to 5 GCSEs.

Advanced Level 3

Equivalent to 2 A Levels.

Higher Level 4 and 5

Equivalent to

  • HNC (Higher National Certificate)
  • HND (Higher National Diploma) of Foundation Degree level

Higher Level 6 and 7

Equivalent to a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree level.