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Apprenticeships at Cabinet Office

What is a modern apprenticeship?


What do we offer?

Policy:

As a Policy Fast Track Apprentice you’ll make recommendations based on evidence, consideration of political context and an understanding of the potential impacts. The recommendations you make will give decision makers a clearer picture of how best to deliver government priorities.

2 A levels, at grade D and above, and 5 GCSEs, at grade C and above, or the new grade 4 and above, including English Language and Maths.

Business:

As a Business Fast Track Apprentice you’ll bring people together and support teams to achieve their very best. You’ll manage communications, coordinate activities and improve processes. Roles have a strong customer focus and there is a lot of variety in the tasks you’ll do.

5 GCSEs, at grade C and above, or the new grade 4 and above, including English Language and Maths.

Commercial:

As a Commercial Fast Track Apprentice you’ll support the government to deliver value for money through its numerous commercial contracts. You could be helping departments to source and purchase new I.T. systems, assisting with rail and other infrastructure projects and improving value for money through effective contract management and negotiation.

5 GCSEs, at grade C and above, or the new grade 4 and above, including English Language and Maths

Digital, Data and Technology:

As a Digital, Data and Technology Fast Track Apprentice you’ll join existing members of the DDaT profession to expand and improve the government’s delivery of digital services. You could be working on anything from website development, data gathering and interpretation, to coding and network engineering.

2 A levels, at grade C and above, and 5 GCSEs, at grade C and above, or the new grade 4 and above, including English Language and Maths.

Finance:

As a Finance Fast Track Apprentice you’ll work with Finance professionals to contribute to the strong financial management of government. You’ll be working to deliver good value for money to the taxpayer. You could be producing management reports, compiling finance instructions for budgets, supplying financial guidance, and helping to control costs.

5 GCSEs, at grade C and above, or the new grade 4 and above, including English Language and Maths.

Project delivery:

As a Project Delivery Fast Track Apprentice you’ll work alongside experienced Project Delivery professionals, learning on the job. You’ll work across a range of roles building skills in project reporting, project risk and project finance.

2 A levels, at grade D and above, and 5 GCSEs, at grade C and above, or the new grade 4 and above, including English Language and Maths.

What qualification levels mean.

*Please note that you can undertake an apprenticeship at the same, or lower, level as a qualification that you already hold. However,  if the apprenticeship is in the same subject area, then you must pick a level higher than the one you currently hold*

Recruitment Process

1. Application form

You’ll need to complete an online application form. This will take about 20 minutes to complete but you can save your progress as you go.

In this form, you will be asked to:

  • provide your personal details
  • select your preferred location(s) and scheme(s)
  • tell us about any assistance you need to perform at your best through our assessment process.

You’ll be invited to complete an optional diversity questionnaire to help us understand the diversity representation we are attracting to our schemes. Your application will not be affected by the answers you give or whether or not you choose to complete this questionnaire.

2. Application Stage

If successful at the application stage, you will then be invited to an interview. This should last no longer than an hour and you will be assessed on Cabinet Office behaviours and strengths. Interviews for all the successful candidates will be held over a 2-3 week period.

Is an apprenticeship for me?

If you're over the age of 16 and looking for a way to gain formal qualifications up to Master’s Degree level whilst earning, it could be for you! 

Apply for current apprenticeship vacancies here.

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