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Apprenticeships, graduates and placements


Graduate Scheme

You can apply for our graduate scheme if you:

  • have graduated this year or last
  • can demonstrate skills in developing effective relationships with colleagues and customers
  • are open and honest and behave with integrity
  • strive for excellence and work to a high standard

Our placements offer a unique opportunity in a multi-team, multi-disciplinary environment. It is a great chance to explore your aspirations and develop the skills you need for a successful and fulfilling career.

Each year we have new graduate placements and these are usually advertised in May on our job vacancy list .

To be successful in your application you will need to read the role profile and identify any transferable skills. You will need to demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience to do each role in the application and at interview.


An apprenticeship is a formal and accredited training programme in a work environment. Apprenticeships are for anyone aged 16 and over, living in England, not in full time education and not already employed by us.

Apprenticeships may be on a fixed term contract or as part of a trainee post, where the position can become a full post on successful completion of the apprenticeship.

When available our apprenticeships are advertised on:

To find further information on what qualifications are available go to GOV.UK – Apprenticeships .

T Level placements

T Levels are new courses that will start in September 2020. They will follow GCSEs and will be equivalent to 3 A Levels. These 2 year courses have been developed with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for work.

T Levels will offer students a mixture of classroom learning and on the job experience during an industry placement of at least 315 hours (approximately 45 days). They will provide the knowledge and experience needed to open the door into skilled employment, further study or a higher apprenticeship.

If you are currently studying a T Placement and looking for a work placement then please speak to your Higher Education Provider to discuss this. They will have links into our Learning and Development team and we will work with them to try and find a placement which is a good match for your course.

Find out more at GOV.UK – Introduction to T Levels .

Work Experience Year 10 and Year 12

We are committed to offering a number of work experience placements each year in various departments.

If you are interested in having a week’s work experience or even a few days in an area of the Council please speak to your careers advisor at school and ask them to contact the Trainee Placement Coordinator in the Learning and Development Team.

We will then work with your school to discuss your interests and try to find a suitable placement.

Related content

Working for the Council

Our job vacancies

Related websites

GOV.UK – Apprenticeships

GOV.UK – Introduction to T Levels

Related documents

The Public Sector Report for Apprenticeships (PDF)

Contact details

People and Culture, Municipal Offices, Town Hall Square, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN31 1HU


Telephone: 01472 313131