Learn. Grow. Achieve. Apprenticeships

Welcome to Hampshire County Council and Hampshire Schools’ Apprenticeship programme webpage. The information contained in this webpage is aimed at council and schools’ employees, managers, and leaders. 

We aim to share material that supports you to understand how apprenticeships work and how you can access the apprenticeship levy funding. Apprenticeships can be used to attract new talent or to upskill existing staff and are an effective way of growing a highly trained and qualified workforce.

The levy will fully fund the training and assessment of any recognised apprenticeship. All Hampshire County Council (HCC) employees, at all levels of the organisation, can access the levy. Schools who contribute to the HCC levy can access the funding in the same way as HCC employees. This access to funding opens training and development opportunities that benefit both the organisation and the individual. Levy access is subject to the usual council and school training and development approval processes for staff.

An apprenticeship must be linked to a paid job role or professional occupation, where substantive new learning will take place. A minimum of 20% of an employee’s time will be dedicated to the achievement of the apprenticeship. There is a full range of apprenticeships available from level 2 to level 7, covering a broad spectrum of professions. The availability of higher apprenticeships, some of which contain integrated Degrees and Masters, can support progression of employees through to the highest level, further professionalising the workforce. 

A full list of apprenticeships can be found on the Institute of Apprenticeships & Technical Education webpage. If you would like to find out more information or would like to express an interest in an apprenticeship, please contact the Hampshire Apprenticeship Team by email apprenticeships@hants.gov.uk or contact:

Trevor MacAlonan - Development Manager (Apprenticeships)

Stacey Allan - Apprenticeship Advisor

HCC staff can find regular updates on apprenticeships on our Yammer page.

Our VLE course pages for students can be found HERE

This section is directed at schools and outlines some of the existing apprenticeships on offer to schools through Hampshire Achieves or external providers.

This section contains all the latest communications about schools and corporately.

The Hampshire County Council Apprenticeship Levy Transfer Scheme is a £2,000,000 pilot scheme running until 31st March 2022.