Welcome to County Durham Council
Apprenticeships and volunteering
An apprenticeship can give you on-the-job experience and training, as well as a salary and nationally recognised qualifications. If you're looking to boost your CV, you should also consider volunteering.
We offer apprenticeships in a variety of work areas from business admin and IT to electricians. Find details of existing apprenticeship opportunities on our current job vacancies and apprenticeships pages.Apprenticeships in County Durham
We support local businesses to take on apprentices, offering incentives to recruit young people from County Durham.
Workforce Development - information for businesses
We may be able to help your business with funding to take on an apprentice or by providing the training for them to become fully qualified. See our workforce skills page for more details.Volunteering
Try something completely new, add experience to your CV and boost your job prospects by volunteering with the council. Our volunteering opportunities include:
- archaeological digs and museums
- festival and events marshals
- helping to protect and maintain our countryside
- supporting sport across the county
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact County Durham Council directly.