Local Authority

School Place Apprentice

  • Croydon
  • £7,902.00 - £14,000.00
  • London Borough of Croydon


Croydon is on the cusp of an unprecedented period of growth and revitalisation. The next five years will see over £3bn investment in the Borough, which will transform Croydon into a world class destination. Across the Borough, up to 9,500 new homes will be built, whilst a major public realm improvement programme and innovative high streets investment schemes will revitalise our vibrant local centres. The aim is simple – to create a series of places where people want to be.


We are passionate about the value of public services and our new headquarters has the customer at the heart of what we do. It brings together 75 services including council, Met Police, NHS, Jobcentre Plus, Croydon Credit Union and Citizens Advice Bureau under one roof, allowing us all to work together as one team.


This is your opportunity to be at the heart of this exciting time, developing and delivering projects which will transform the borough.


Our Team

The team (Pupil Place Planning, Admissions and Learning Access) are responsible for providing school places, helping ensure that every child has an opportunity to attend a school of their preference.

The team is responsible that facilities (physical and otherwise) are in place to support the pupil’s learning.


What you’ll do

An Apprentice will:

  • support the team being our 1st line of support,
  • conduct research and investigation on issues raised,
  • Provide background support for the team.
  • help in setting up meeting and end user support,
  • help support the development of strategic project plans,
  • support the management of the department’s stakeholder relationships.


What we’re looking for

We are looking for:

  • self-driven individuals,
  • understands business support,
  • open to learning new skills.
  • A team player who is proactive and has good communication skills.

 Benefits of joining your team i.e. development opportunities, what they will learn, specific areas they may find interesting etc.

We will provide the opportunity to:

  • develop skills in project management,
  • stakeholder/end user skills,
There will also be opportunity for the apprentice to learn risk management which will give them an unique insight into other careers such as Risk Management, Project or Change Management  
We welcome applications from looked after children and care leavers. If this applies to you, please let us know in your supporting statement, however, although this is entirely optional.


Please answer the following question in the notes section below:

Q: What do you think makes you a good candidate for Croydon Council’s apprenticeship programme? (please ensure your answer is no more than 250 words)

If you are interested in this role please complete the form below or to find out more contact Emily Colwill on Emily.Colwill@croydon.gov.uk


To apply for this position please complete the application form below and a member of the team will be in touch

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