An apprenticeship is a way to earn while you learn – you will receive on-the-job training and study for recognised qualifications relating to the job role.
There are a wide variety of apprenticeships across different industries. Mid Sussex District Council supports apprenticeships and current opportunities will be listed on this webpage.
Please see the Government website for further information on apprenticeships.
If you are looking for standard employment with Mid Sussex then please see our Job Vacancies page.
To be an apprentice, you will need to be:
- 16 or over
- Living in England
- Not in full-time education
As an apprentice, you will:
- Work alongside experienced staff
- Gain job-specific skills
- Earn a wage and receive holiday pay
- Receive time for study related to your role
Current opportunities with Mid Sussex
Sustainability and Community Administration Apprentice
An exciting opportunity to be practically involved in the Council’s Sustainability and Climate Change projects in the wider community. Practical experience and training available in areas such as energy use, climate change, sustainable transport and single-use plastic reduction. Training will be delivered in the workplace and at Crawley College.
Main Activities for all Apprenticeships:
Carry out general administrative tasks, such as:
- Processing mail
- Scanning documents
- Maintaining filing systems
- Stocks of stationery
- Updating office records
- Use Microsoft applications such as Outlook (including the maintaining of calendar appointments/diary management), Word, Excel and other bespoke software relevant to the service area you work in
- Answer the telephone and liaise with staff, clients, other agencies and members of the public to assist in the delivery and provision of services
- Accurately input and process data from databases and spreadsheets, including the raising and processing of purchase orders
- Assist with meetings, where applicable, making arrangements for the meeting to take place, taking minutes and distributing accurate records of meetings
- Support with specific project work/delivery under direction from team leads
- Support and attend community events related to Community Services, Policy and Performance
- Undertake such activities as may be decided by the Council or the relevant manager commensurate with the level and work content of the post
Every new starter at Mid Sussex District Council is given a full induction to help familiarise them with the organisation and the working environment.
Apprentices will be provided with a package of training which includes relevant ICT skills, customer service skills, health and safety and equalities training, and preparing for job applications and interviews.
You will be assigned a supervisor who is an experienced member of staff and who will support you throughout the apprenticeship to learn job-specific skills. They will discuss any individual training needs you may have and these will be provided as far as possible.
Apprentices will receive an additional travel allowance of a maximum of £2000 per annum towards the cost of transportation to and from Crawley College.