If you're leaving school or want to change career paths, why not check out an apprenticeship?

From Business Administration, Customer Services, Finance, Housing, Human Resources and Legal there's an apprenticeship for you.

We offer apprenticeships in different study disciplines and teams, which can last between 12-42 months, depending on the apprenticeship programme.

No matter your age, you can apply to become an apprentice, whether you are unemployed, leaving school, are already in work or wanting to start a new career.

Apprenticeships can offer a real alternative to University and Higher Education, without the fees!

What are the benefits?

A real job with training support from experienced members of staff, 1-2-1 assessments and support from the Training provider, all while you work towards a nationally recognised qualification

View our apprenticeship opportunities online today!

Apprenticeship Testimonials


ET1I am Mark Nicholas and I joined Three Rivers District Council (TRDC) on 21 January 2019. I having just completed my A levels,

I was open to career opportunities as I wanted to work and study at the same time.

I saw a job advert for the position for a Finance Apprentice within TRDC and immediately applied for it as it seemed the perfect opportunity for me, I had heard good things about TRDC, which is local to me plus I knew I would get the training and qualifications with this position. I started working within the Finance Department working on processing invoices, dealing with enquiries while learning more about the team and financial systems.  I have progressed to dealing with treasury and income management too. 

I am also studying to secure my AAT level 3 and will then proceed to the next level up.    

I thoroughly enjoy my role, environment and getting to know people across TRDC. I am also learning about politics and getting to know our Councillors. I am aiming to build a long-term career here.

I highly recommend apprenticeships to those people that want to work, learn, get training, be paid get qualified and prove themselves to be a worthy investment. Of course, it is great if you could secure one at TRDC because you get to work within a huge ‘family’ that will look after you.

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I found out about this finance apprenticeship role on a job board which really appealed to me, so I decided to try my luck and filled in the application form. After reading my contract and finding out about the potential opportunities, I gratefully accepted the offer and was excited and looking forward to my first day here.

Since that day, I had learned a great deal about the finance sector, including how various accounts are prepared from large-scale payments and income. Certainly feels very different t studying thermodynamics or quantum field theory back at university!

Despite having a little-to-zero background in finance, it wasn’t too much of a steep transition since I have a knack for dealing with numbers and enjoy problem-solving. Everyone has been supportive in training me on the systems and teaching me in incremental, digestible steps as opposed to being thrown straight into the deep end.

I work in a great team whom I’m enjoying getting to know. Overall, it’s been really terrific working here, and I never look back.

So whether you’ve just completed your A-Levels or have graduated from university, apprenticeship routes are a way forward to grow, develop your skillsets further and have open doors to various opportunities.


I started working at Three Rivers District Council (TRDC) as a Customer Service Representative in March 2017.  TRDC encourages staff to progress in house so when the chance to become a Legal Apprentice came up, I jumped at the opportunity!

I studied Law when I was at college and really enjoyed it.  I was extremely fortunate enough to be offered my new position as a Legal Apprentice which allows me to train in house as part of the legal term whilst also completing a CILEX Level 3 Paralegal qualification at the local college.

I started working in the Legal team in early December of 2018.  The Legal team of solicitors and assistants are extremely welcoming and helpful and I settled in straight away. Within my first week, I attended my first master class under the CILEX programme at my local college. I have now completed the first year of my qualification and am looking forward to what’s in store next.

I would recommend an apprenticeship to anyone no matter what your age. If you’re looking for a new challenge, careers change and the chance to gain a qualification this is the perfect route for you.