Apprenticeships are real jobs, providing an opportunity to earn while you learn, and work towards a nationally recognised qualification.
Apprenticeship opportunities range from Level 2 (equivalent to GCSEs) up to Level 7 (equivalent to a master's degree) and can take between one and five years to complete, dependent on the level.
During this time, you will be employed in a genuine job, with a salary and paid holidays, working alongside experienced staff, while receiving practical on-the-job training and off-the-job development to help you develop the necessary job-specific skills, knowledge and experience to help you succeed in your chosen career.
Apprenticeships are not just for school leavers and young people either; there are opportunities to undertake an apprenticeship whatever your age or stage of your career.
Learn more about apprenticeships
Find out more about apprenticeships at apprenticeships.gov.uk.
The Local Government Association also has information on apprenticeships in local government.
Here's how to find the right apprenticeship for you.
And if you're not ready for an apprenticeship, why not try a traineeship?
Local apprenticeships - find apprenticeships in the Liverpool City Region (Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral).
Have a look at the latest opportunities with Torus.
National apprenticeships - search and apply for apprenticeships in England.
Not going to university - access latest vacancies from over 1,000 employers, including large organisations such as BT, Barclays, and the Royal Air Force.
We regularly offer apprenticeships at the council, which are advertised on our jobs page.
Help with your apprenticeship applications
Get FREE help, advice and support with your apprenticeship applications.
The National Careers Service, St Helens Chamber and Career Connect offer free and impartial advice for everyone seeking support on career, job and learning opportunities.
For more information on council apprenticeships, please email TrainingandApprenticeships@sthelens.gov.uk