Crawley Borough Council searching for new apprentices

Two exciting apprenticeship vacancies at Crawley Borough Council are currently available.

The council, which has successfully employed 28 apprentices since 2012, is now recruiting for a Planning Technical Support Apprentice and Building Maintenance Surveyor Apprentice.

Crawley Borough Council’s apprenticeship programmes are about helping talented people to get experience in local government, gain an apprenticeship and get paid at the same time. While providing a great opportunity to start a new career, it can help people with their first step into the world of work and a chance to develop professional skills and knowledge.

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Advantages of joining Crawley Borough Council include the chance to help others, making a difference to their lives and the local environment. Working for the council provides an excellent starting point for your future career, wherever it leads.

Councillor Andrew Skudder, Cabinet member for Resources, said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for people who are looking to start a career in local government. The council is committed to giving apprentices enriched experiences and we also benefit from having apprentices, so everybody wins.”

As well as the council benefiting from employing apprentices, it is setting an example to local businesses and hopefully encouraging them to create apprenticeship opportunities.

The council has a wide range of apprenticeship opportunities in professional specialist areas, such as, IT, Human Resources, Planning, Housing Management, Building Surveying, Parks Management and Grounds Maintenance, that can provide you with a new set of skills, knowledge and experience. Previous apprentices have worked in a variety of different roles within Business Administration, Customer Service and Horticulture.
The council currently has five apprentices across Economic Development, Communications, Human Resources, Neighbourhood Services and Housing Management, who are taking their first steps towards a career in local government. From the 28 apprentices the council has employed over the last five years, 20 have secured full time positions within Crawley Borough Council. One individual went on to acquire a senior role outside of the council.

To find out more about our apprenticeships and to register for vacancy alerts, go to www.crawley.gov.uk/apprenticeships

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