Information about apprenticeships, who can apply, available vacancies and more


  1. Overview
  2. Who can apply
  3. Types of apprenticeship we offer
  4. Where to apply
  5. Stories from local apprentices
  6. Contact us


Apprenticeships combine working and learning at the same time.

As an apprentice you will:

  • work alongside experienced staff
  • earn money and get holiday pay
  • gain skills specific to your job
  • get time for study related to your role (usually one day a week)

For more information about apprenticeships, see GOV.UK: Become an apprentice.

If you are a disabled person and need guidance about applying for apprenticeships in England. see Disability Rights UK: Into Apprenticeships.

Who can apply

You can start an apprenticeship if you are:

  • 16 or over
  • living in England
  • not in full time education

You can apply for an apprenticeship when you're still at school but you'll need to be 16 or over by the end of the summer holidays to start the apprenticeship.

Types of apprenticeship we offer

We offer apprenticeships in the following areas:

  • business administration
  • childcare and early years
  • children's services
  • construction management
  • customer service
  • digital and ICT
  • finance
  • horticulture
  • human resources
  • leadership & management
  • operations management in schools with NPQML
  • public health
  • social work and adult care
  • sports and PE
  • teaching & learning in schools (teaching assistant)

For more information on working for the Council, see:

Starting work with us

Benefits of working for South Tyneside Council

Information for new employees

Where to apply

Our apprenticeships usually start in January, April and September.

You can find our vacancies on:

South Tyneside Council vacancies

South Tyneside Homes vacancies

North East Jobs

Stories from local apprentices

Read some case studies from local apprentices.

Contact us

For an informal discussion contact:

Sally Riding

Telephone: 0191 424 6177