Kayleigh Fisher, Mechanic apprenticeship


Kayleigh works with two qualified mechanics helping to maintain over 400 pieces of plant equipment including chainsaws and lawnmowers.

“The job is very interesting and no two days are the same. I’m studying for my Level 3 advanced apprenticeship in land based service engineering and attend college one day a week.”

Thomas South, Electrical apprenticeship


Thomas“Working as part of the Dudley Apprenticeship Scheme I feel I have gained vital skills relating to my chosen career path, whilst gaining recognised industry qualification in electrical installation.  I have thoroughly enjoyed my time so far, working with friendly local people within the borough and look forward to advancing within my career for the future”


Kirsty Cooper, Payroll apprenticeship


KirstyChartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP)

“I’ve learned a great amount and gained a lot of experience already during my time here. I feel that doing a qualification while getting work experience is a really good way to learn and was personally a better route for me than university.”


Luke Rudge, Horticulture apprenticeship


Luke Rudge“Working for Dudley Council Academy has allowed me to gain new skills and experience, which has helped in my development to become a Horticulturist.  I work with different teams across the borough and have received training for different types of machinery such as mowers, streamers, hedge cutters and may more.  I am currently working towards my level 2 qualification and hope to move onto the Advanced Level 3 apprenticeship programme.”

Zoe Grazier, Business administration apprenticeship


Zoe Grazier“Doing this apprenticeship has really benefitted me as I now have a full time permanent job where my apprenticeship started. At first, I was really not expecting my apprenticeship to last, I only thought it as a temporary thing. However, I enjoyed it and stuck at it, so it just goes to show where it can lead to. I would recommend apprenticeships to anyone, especially people who don’t like college. Also, you get a qualification at the end of it, whilst getting paid.”

Lewis Sinclair, Ambassador Apprenticeship


Lewis Sinclair“Working at Dudley Council as part of my 1 year apprenticeship, I’ve had a chance to see many things, with many opportunities provided. May that prior to beginning the programme, I never expected. As well as responsibilities taken on that came with my role as Ambassador Apprentice, I have been exposed to numerous aspects if the organisation – particularly the communications team in which I worked for eight months.”

“Throughout the past 10 months, I’ve learned a lot about myself and the skills I possess; progressing to hone them. As well as that, I’ve acquired a vast amount of knowledge that I know I can incorporate into my future career pursuits.”

Hannah Williams, Business Administration Apprenticeship


Hannah Williams“During the time I have worked for the council whilst completing my NVQ Level 2 in Business Administration, I have gained a lot of key skills that I can take from my role into new jobs.”

“It has been a great alternative to university as I now have on-the-job skills that I wouldn’t have gained from a classroom or lecture.”

Abby Brindley, Payroll Apprenticeship


Abbey“During my time at the council, I have found everyone really easy to get on with and very helpful. When I first started, everyone made me feel welcome and that let me settle in quickly. I have learnt a lot during my time here and there is still so much more to learn. It has allowed me to develop skills and attributes and use my previous experience to help me through.”

“My apprenticeship sets just the right amount of work that allows me to finish it on time and also allows me to finish my allocated work for payroll. I have enjoyed my time here and hopefully this can lead me on to big things in life, whether that be at the council where I carry on, or I find another job or employer.”

See what our previous apprentices have said about their time at Dudley Council:


Rickesh Sharma studied an ICT apprenticeship

“I have enjoyed my experience with the council ‘All of the technicians who I have been with over the course of the apprenticeship have taught me a lot about computers, laptops, 3G dongles, slates, crypto cards and much more, these are skills which I will never forget and will put to good use in the future .“The council is a great way to get your career on the line … Overall I think that the council is a great place for young people to get relevant experience in the field they want …”

See what our previous apprentices have said about their time at Dudley Council:

Liam Bryant studied a Highway maintenance apprenticeship

“The apprentice  has been a great help to give me not only a good grounding for highway work but also the skills and experience to gain  a full time job which seemed near impossible 2 years ago”.