An apprenticeship gives you a great introduction to working life, or a chance to try something different, and can lead directly into a fulfilling career. Apprentices earn while they learn, avoiding student debt and tuition fees.

An apprenticeship includes:

  • a paid work placement with on-the-job learning.
  • taking part in training courses to support with the development of the placement.
  • a recognised professional qualification that could range from Level 2 -7 which is equivalent to GCSE through to Degree and Masters level.

Current vacancies for apprentices

 

Why Merton?

Merton employees contribute to the local community whilst working in a dynamic and flexible environment. Whatever your background, Merton provides the opportunity not only to develop your career, but also to make a difference in people's lives. With many services to provide, there is a rich variety of careers ranging from social care and public health to planning, regeneration, environmental health, IT, communications, human resources and much more.

We are an equal opportunity employer and our policies and practices ensure that no person will be discriminated against for reasons of race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender reassignment, or marriage and civil partnership. This commitment to equality of opportunity and respect for diversity extends not only to employees, but also to our service users and community partners.

 

Our apprentice offer

There are four types of apprenticeship you can apply for depending on your current skills, qualifications and the nature of the role:

  • Intermediate – equivalent to five GCSE passes
  • Advanced – equivalent to two A-level passes
  • Higher – equivalent to a foundation degree
  • Degree – equivalent to a bachelor's or master's degree

 

Popular courses

We offer a wide range of apprenticeship qualifications at different levels that are linked to the job role of the apprentice. Our more popular apprenticeships include:

  • Business Administration
  • Lead Adult Care Worker
  • HR Support
  • Team Leader/Supervisor
  • Digital Marketer
  • Infrastructure Technician
  • Facilities Management
  • Paralegal
  • Solicitor
  • Accounting

 

What to expect

There are many benefits to being an apprentice at Merton which extend beyond learning and development opportunities and on-the-job training. As an Entry and Advanced level apprentice you will receive a salary paid at London Living Wage, currently £10.55 per hour, rising to £10.75 from April 2020. Higher level apprentices can expect to receive a competitive salary starting from £20,000 a year and rising. In addition all apprentices will receive 26 days annual leave + 8 day bank holidays, local government pension and access to retail and leisure discounts in the local area.

As an apprentice you are eligible for the NUS Apprentice extra which is a discount card available which you can use in-store and online.

 

Support

All of our apprentices receive an induction, regular one-to-one meetings, appraisals, development opportunities within the role, and support from their tutors and assessors to successfully complete their apprenticeship.  Towards the end of the apprenticeship we offer apprentices support with interview skills, CV and job application writing in order to further their careers.

 

Current opportunities

We'd love you to come and join us. Apply here for apprentice opportunities at Merton.

Current vacancies for apprentices​