Access to Apprenticeship Programme

Coventry City Council is offering 15 places to help young people aged 16-24 who need an extra boost in gaining an apprenticeship placement.

The Access to Apprenticeship is a two week programme, designed and delivered by Coventry City Council to help young people aged 16-24 who would like an apprenticeship, but need extra support in gaining one.  

This programme focuses on helping you develop your employability skills to enable you to confidently apply for an apprenticeship either with Coventry City Council or with another employer.

Whilst we cannot guarantee an apprenticeship, if you show the right attitude and commitment our dedicated team will work with you to help you achieve your goals. Many people who attended our previous programmes are now completing an apprenticeship within the Council.

  • Designed and delivered by an employer
  • A chance to develop your commitment, reliability and work ethic
  • Support to apply for real apprenticeships within the council
  • Valuable work experience opportunities
  • Certificate of completion
  • Reference provided

Features and benefits of the programme?

Help improve your understanding of employer expectations Interactive sessions to develop desirable skills and confidence Learn how to complete applications and sell yourself at interview A chance to develop your commitment, reliability and work ethic Support to apply for real apprenticeships within the Council Certificate of completion and reference from us as an employer.

Week 1 and 2 includes classroom based employability sessions including, Customer Service, Confidence, Interview skills and many more.


The next Access to Apprenticeship programme starts from Monday 8th September till Friday 19th September 2014 from 9.30am - 1.00pm and will include two weeks of sessions focussing on developing employability skills we value as an employer.

How to apply?

Please download and complete the application form returning this by email to:

Closing date?

The closing date for all applications is: Friday 29th August 2014

Additional information?

If successful at the application form stage you will be required to attend an initial interview on: Thursday 4th September 2014

Please ensure you are able to attend all the above dates before applying for the Access to Apprenticeship Programme.

For further information about the Access to Apprenticeship Programme, please call 024 7683 3426 or e-mail

Coventry City Council apprentice forum

Entry to Employment team

220 2nd Floor, Broadgate House, Broadgate, Coventry, CV1 1NH


Tel: 024 7683 3426