Apprenticeship scheme applications

We take on new apprentices every year. The key dates are:

  • 6 May - 9 June - applications invited
  • 27 June week - assessment centre
  • 7 September - successful applicants start work.

You don't need any qualifications to apply but must:   

  • be between 18 and 24 years old for the Youth Work Apprenticeship
  • be between 16 and 18 years old for the Business Administration and Customer Services Apprenticeship
  • live in Slough (for SBC only not arvato apprenticeships).

How to apply

Download the Job Pack from Intermediate Apprenticeships. Complete and return the application by Thursday 9 June.

Application forms should be returned by:

  • E-mail:
  • Post: Recruitment Team, Human Resources, Slough Borough Council, Arvato public sector services, Phoenix 1, 59-63 Farnham Road, Slough SL1 3TN.

What happens to the applications

Applications go through a shortlisting process. If you are shortlisted you will be invited to attend an Assessment Centre at Slough Borough Council. It will include:

  • an individual interview
  • group activities
  • individual assessments.

You will also get to talk with apprentices currently on the scheme.

The Assessment Centre results will determine which candidates have been successful. An offer letter will be sent to those individuals with a fixed term one year contract to sign and details of your start date.

If you have not been shortlisted, you will be advised of this by email and alternative support will be offered.

After completing the scheme

There is no guarantee of employment at the end of your fixed term contract. We will support you with applying for vacancies both within us and externally. The information and guidance team will help with your CV and completion of application forms and you will attend workshops to develop good interview techniques.

Career progression with us

Apprentices who are suitable to progress to Level 3 will be moved onto the advanced apprenticeship if they gain employment with us.

For more details you can email