Apprenticeships at Wealden District Council

Job Information

Salary: £12,346 to £22,069 pa (dependant upon age)

Contract Type: Fixed Term (15 or 18 months)

Hours: 37

Location: Hailsham East Sussex


Are you interested in a career in local government?

Would you like to acquire on-the-job experience and earn a salary while studying for a recognised qualification?



We have opportunities for 5 motivated individuals to undertake Apprenticeships with Wealden District Council, learning and training alongside experienced staff, commencing in September 2024.

There are opportunities available to begin your apprenticeship in one of the following service areas:

  • Housing Policy – Level 3 Customer Services Specialist qualification (15 months)
  • Housing Options – Level 3 Customer Services Specialist qualification (15 months)
  • Land Charges (Planning) – Level 3 Business Admin qualification (18 months)
  • Information Governance – Level 4 Data Protection & Information Governance Practitioner qualification (18 months)
  • Waste & Street Scene – Level 3 Business Admin qualification (18 months)


If you wish to express an interest in any particular service area(s) listed above, please let us know in your application, including your order of preference if applicable.


What will you be doing?

  • You will shadow, learn from and provide support to a team of Officers within the Council whilst gaining valuable knowledge and experience for your future career.
  • You will be responsible for providing customer and administration support, as well as project work, ensuring operational deadlines are met.


What do you need?

  • A positive and proactive attitude, and a commitment to delivering excellent customer service and continuous improvement.
  • Excellent communication skills and be a good team player.
  • You must be able to complete qualifications at Grade 4 (GCSE C & above) and meet the essential criteria as set out in the Person Specification found in the Job Description.


What do we offer?     

  • Working for a great, forward thinking Local Authority.
  • Excellent salary, pension, flexible working, fantastic employee benefits and comprehensive staff reward and recognition and health & wellbeing schemes.
  • A friendly, supportive team and a range of opportunities for continuing professional development.
  • Hybrid working with the ability to work from home as well as from our newly refurbished offices in Hailsham.
  • Free parking
  • A range of networking opportunities and social events.
  • An excellent track record of securing permanent positions for apprentices.


To Apply 

Please click on the “Apply Online” button to log in to your existing account or create a new one. If you are unable to apply online, or have a query, please email:, ensuring you quote the relevant post number.

Wealden District Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

We are committed to maintaining a diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment.  We value the differences that people bring from all backgrounds and communities and all applications will be treated on merit.

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Closing Date: 02/08/2024

Interview Date: 28th August 2024

Post Number: A2024