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We’re building bright futures through our wide range of apprenticeships

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We welcome the fresh ideas and energy that apprentices bring.

If you’re 16 years old or over and keen to develop useful and relevant skills whilst making a real difference for the future of Buckinghamshire, this could be perfect for you.

An apprenticeship with us could be the first step to a career in fields such as: HR, Business Support, Planning, Transport and the Environment, IT, Finance, or Customer Service.

Apprenticeships at Bucks County Council

Why become a BCC apprentice?

You will earn a salary while gaining valuable, hands-on experience. Plus, you’ll get to study for a nationally-recognised qualification, together with paid holidays.

Our apprenticeships generally last between 12-18 months, with time out of the workplace for study and assessments -so no evening or weekend study needed! During that time, you’ll also have our continual support and guidance.

We only ask that you’ve left full-time education and that you have the right to work in the UK.

Christmas event award winners


Our Christmas event award winners with Chief Executive, Rachael Shimmin, and Chairman Mrs Patricia Birchley.


Where it could lead

Join BCC and boost your career prospects! Did you know that 85% of apprentices remain in employment with us after completing their apprenticeship?

We offer new talent apprenticeships at Level 2 (GCSE equivalent), and Level 3 (A’ Level equivalent.) Depending on the job you get after completing, there are also opportunities to go on learning as we have apprenticeship training right up to Degree level!


The Perks

As an apprentice you get the same benefits and discounts as college or university students but avoid the costs of further education.

As well as the salary, BCC apprentices are eligible to:

  • Join our generous Pension scheme;
  • Get 50% off of Arriva bus travel, and 34% off of Chiltern Railways services;
  • Receive a range of discounts through our Employee Benefits scheme.
  • Apply for a NUS Extra card

What our apprentices are saying


Rafael (Human Resources Assistant Apprentice)


“I wanted to earn a salary while studying so this apprenticeship was ideal. I’m gaining confidence and professional responsibility- taking ownership of tasks myself. And because all the study is during work hours, it leaves my evenings and weekends free!”

Humah (Corporate Business Improvement Apprentice)

After completing an Intermediate Business apprenticeship with us, Humah has gone on to do an Advanced Business apprenticeship in another of our teams.

“My apprenticeship has led me to move around different service areas, while adapting to new skills and transferring them on from project to project. It has allowed me to take on more responsibilities, like running my own project along with the relevant documentation and governance processes”

Jennifer (Registration Service Apprentice)

“I completed A’ levels, didn’t want to go to University but wanted to keep learning and getting qualifications. I’m a practical person and like learning by being hands-on, so an apprenticeship was ideal.”

 Sophia (Equalities Apprentice)

“I wanted a job with lots of variety and opportunity to develop my skills and learn new ones. My apprenticeship has given me so much confidence in and outside of work, and I have been lucky enough to travel to places I would never have been otherwise!”

 Matt (Environmental Enforcement Apprentice)

“My apprenticeship is learning in a real work environment and I have no problem balancing my study and my work role. I’ve gained so much confidence and even been involved in the successful prosecution of fly-tippers!”



Annual Apprentices' Away Day

From building crate towers to navigating a low ropes course, apprentices get to test out their problem solving and team working skills at the Annual Away Day held at Green Park. Watch this video to find out what happened on their day…


Currently recruiting...


Please see our Jobs Search function to see what vacancies we currently have.


How to apply

Search for Apprentices via our Job Search function to see if we have any vacancies at the moment. Click on the vacancy you are interested in and follow the instructions.

You will:

  • Complete an online application;
  • Have a face-to-face interview if you get shortlisted.