An apprenticeship with Ipswich Borough Council

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Securing your first job isn't just about having qualifications - most employers are looking for relevant experience too. An apprenticeship with Ipswich Borough Council is a great stepping stone to your career, giving you valuable experience in the workplace, your own income and recognised qualifications.

Career choices

These are just a few of the careers that could begin with an Ipswich Borough Council apprenticeship:

  • Town Planner
  • Carpenter
  • Chartered Building Surveyor
  • Electrician
  • Systems Analyst
  • Administration
  • Horticulturalist


Real jobs, fair pay, great prospects

  • Our benefits give you even more reasons to apply for an Ipswich Borough Council apprenticeship.
  • Each Apprentice is allocated a Mentor to support them throughout their Apprenticeship, allowing them to discuss ideas on their programme while learning from an experienced employee and our dedicated programme to enhance the employability skills of our Apprentices consists of a mix of theory and practical application, and enrichment experiences designed to complement the formal Apprenticeship.
  • Real jobs: An apprenticeship with IBC is a real job, with a contract of employment and apprenticeship training - this is so much more than just a placement.
  • Choice: We have apprentices spread across the business, with both practical and professional programmes on offer.
  • Fair pay: We pay our apprentices 140% of the National Apprenticeship wage in the first year, and at least this amount or more in subsequent years, depending on your age and apprenticeship term.
  • ‘Large organisation’ experience: An Ipswich Borough Council apprenticeship means working within a large, multi-functional business, giving you greater exposure to a wide range of customers and professions - great for your CV in the future.
  • Career links: Each Ipswich Borough Council apprenticeship is built into part of our business, so your programme and experience will link well to the career area you want to work in.
  • Support: We provide dedicated support, an Apprentice Development Programme and guidance throughout your apprenticeship to help you succeed.
  • Great prospects: Ipswich Borough Council apprentices can apply for suitable vacancies across the organisation, many past apprentices are still working for us!
  • Discounts and preferential rates: Our apprentices are eligible to apply for special deals on a range of goods and services.

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Ipswich Borough Council,
Grafton House,
15-17 Russell Road,

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01473 432000