Become an apprentice

Being an apprentice is a great way to start working in Southwark. We have tremendous success helping apprentices secure employment and we're committed to creating 2,000 new apprenticeships.

Our apprenticeships can give you an excellent chance for a bright future by offering you:

  • work-based skills
  • excellent work experience
  • a competitive salary (London Living Wage) whilst you learn
  • nationally recognised qualifications
  • on and off the job training
  • advice and guidance to help develop your career after the apprenticeship

You'll receive a lot of support, coaching and mentoring throughout your apprenticeship.

You can see what previous apprentices think of working in Southwark by reading and watching their stories.

Apprenticeship opportunities

You can register for future apprenticeship positions and get alerts when they become available.

View current apprenticeship opportunities

Southwark's apprenticeships

We offer a variety of opportunities, including:

  • business administration
  • customer service
  • housing practice
  • project management
  • civil engineering
  • surveying
  • electrician
  • plumbing

Requirements to apply

  • age 16 and over (age 18 and over in some cases)
  • able to work full time
  • full commitment to a 1 year programme
  • 5 GCSEs grade A to C including Maths and English or equivalent

Educational qualification requirements will vary depending on the type and level of apprenticeship. Each opportunity will advertise the specific requirements.

You'll be required to provide your original GCSE or equivalent certificates at registration

More opportunities

If you'd like to become an apprentice but need help preparing, you could benefit from our free pre-apprenticeship service. You'll receive apprenticeship training and coaching with real employers to help you get ready for your interview. You can even contact your coaches for help once you've started an apprenticeship.  

Call Step Ahead on 020 7400 6260 if you're interested in our pre-apprenticeship project

For more information, visit The National Apprencticeship Service website.

Apprenticeship opportunities with Southwark businesses

If we can't offer what you're looking for, there are a variety of other apprenticeships available with local businesses. The Southwark Apprenticeship Standard sets the standard for quality local apprentices. It's based on our over ten years experience running the apprenticeship scheme and sets four key areas that we know are at the heart of any successful apprenticeship:

  • secure employment (contract of at least 12 months)
  • fair pay (with payment of the London Living Wage as the gold standard)
  • quality training provision
  • mentoring and support

Standard employers come in most sectors and sizes, offering something for everywhere wanting to earn while they learn. We're signing up new employers all the time, and post new vacancies most months, so keep checking this page to find out about the latest opportunities (pdf, 98kb).

Find other apprenticeship vacancies


Page last updated: 15 January 2018