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Apprenticeships at the council

Have you ever thought about how council’s work? or the types of jobs people do in local authority?

Visit the council's job section to see what opportunities are available.

In Birmingham City Council there are plenty of opportunities to develop your career. Working in local government means you can be part of a team that make a real difference to people’s lives and the environment in which they live, socialise and work.

As the largest local authority in the UK, the council delivers a wide range of services to residents across the city, from keeping our streets clean, to supporting local businesses, and protecting people.

If you’re looking for a job with a difference then joining the council could be for you.

Take a look at the types of jobs we offer
Job Theme Job Role

Working with people

Social work and social care

Administrative/customer services

Public and media relations

Nursery nursing and foster care

Educational services/ psychologists

Libraries and museums

Trading standards

Teaching support/youth work

Professional, research and analytical

Contract management

Human resources

Policy/research and analysis


Architect/property management

Building control/ surveyors



Public safety and environmental

Public health,

Caretaking/cleaning and security



Waste management/recycling

Maintenance and construction

Environmental health

Health and safety

At Birmingham City Council we invest in our people, apprentices are a valuable part of our workforce and the future of the council. We also believe in rewarding our staff fairly and we are committed to paying above the regional average to all our apprentices.

Whilst we can’t guarantee you a permanent job at the end of your apprenticeship, we will support you to apply for new roles both at the council and at other organisations and before the end of your apprenticeship we’ll make sure you have access to employment support.

Meeting the public sector apprenticeship target

Since the Apprenticeship Levy was introduced in April 2017, each public body in England is required to publish their annual apprenticeship data.

Data for years 1 to 5 (for 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2022)

Below is the number of employees who were working for the authority (excluding those within our maintained schools) on 31 March each year.

  1. 2017: circa 14,000
  2. 2018: circa 12,500
  3. 2019: circa 12,000
  4. 2020: circa 11,000
  5. 2021: circa 11,000
  6. 2022: circa 11,000
  7. 2023: circa 9,891

Below is the number of people working for the authority (excluding schools) registered onto an apprenticeship on 31 March each year.

  1. 2017: 0
  2. 2018: 121
  3. 2019: 79
  4. 2020: 198
  5. 2021: 247
  6. 2022: 146
  7. 2023: 71

Page last updated: 6 June 2023

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