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Our schemes

Our schemes give you an opportunity to get first hand experience in a variety of fields including:

  • Business Services
  • Children's Services
  • Customer Services
  • Schools
  • Finance
  • Parks and Greenspace
  • Waste Services


We see the value in apprenticeships as a foundation of a great career and offer a range of opportunities from working in an office to outdoors. Our Apprenticeship programme supports you to gain new knowledge and experiences along with achieving a qualification all whilst earning a salary. You will be supported throughout your apprenticeship and work alongside great colleagues to help prepare you for your career ahead.

Apply for an Apprenticeship

All our apprenticeships are advertised through our online jobs site, the National Apprenticeship Service, Job Shop and social media.

Our application process now includes a personal statement, this will give you an opportunity to highlight what sets you apart from other candidates.

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Open day

Throughout the year, we hold four open days, where you can learn more about what we offer through our apprenticeships.


Following the open days, we will be open for applications, which will be advertised on the website closer to the date.

Assessment day

Following a successful application, you will be invited to attend an assessment day.

The assessment day will be divided into three sections:

  1. Group activity
  2. Interview
  3. Maths and English Assessment

Final decision

An offer will be emailed to you upon a successful assessment day.

If you have any enquiries, please contact us at [email protected].

Work experience

Work experience is a period of supervised work, introducing you to the world of work, helping you understand the work environment, choose future careers, prepare for employment and increase your knowledge and skills.

We recognise the important role work experience can play in career development and offer placements across a variety of departments and roles within the organisation. Work experience is a period of time spent in a workplace for those who are:

  • Still in full time education
  • Looking for a career change
  • Job Seekers trying to get back into employment.

Complete the work experience application form.

For any enquiries regarding work experience at Coventry City Council, please contact us at [email protected].

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National Graduate Development Programme (NGDP)

Local councils are looking for the next generation of managers to lead critical projects and services that have tangible, everyday outcomes for people's lives. The National Graduate Development Programme (NGDP) seeks to match bright, passionate graduates with councils where they can deliver key projects and amazing value for money.

Coventry City Council partners with the Local Government Association and takes part in the scheme every two years. Currently, we have three NGDP graduates that work across different services areas.

The National Graduate Development Programme (NGDP) website has more updates and details on the application process.

Work placements

A work placement is a work-based placement, offered by an organisation, usually lasting for a fixed, limited period. For unpaid work placements, we do not make any salary payment and there is no employment contract.

For example, a placement may be work experience / training organised by Job Centre Plus for an unemployed young person aged under 25 to help them into employment or a 12-week placement offered to a university student as part of their degree course. Depending on circumstances, we may refund travel expenses for attending the placement, or this may be paid by the Job Centre. Normally, no other payment can be made.

For any enquiries regarding work placements at Coventry City Council, please contact us at [email protected].

Apprenticeships and Early Careers team

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 024 7697 6617


PO Box 15
Earl Street

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