About Work Based Learning

At City of Lincoln Council we have been delivering high quality apprenticeships for over 20 years (since 1995). All of our apprentices our highly valued members of the team and over 95 per cent of those who have completed their qualification have gone on to further employment either with us, or one of our partner organisations.

Our national award winning programme aims both to cater to personal career aims and gives the chance to try out a range of different roles during training. Whether you have an interest in finance, sport and leisure, IT, customer services, housing, or human resources we will help you to find a role that you will find both challenging and rewarding.

What makes the city council’s apprenticeship scheme exemplary is our determination to go beyond just providing young people with a foot on the career ladder; it’s going the extra mile to support all groups to overcome barriers. Using the City of Lincoln Council’s ‘Vision 2020’ strategy as a guideline we aim to contribute to the main aims through our work. These being:

  • Let’s drive economic growth
  • Let’s reduce inequality
  • Let’s enhance our remarkable place


Of the scheme Leader of the council, Ric Metcalfe, says: 

“The council’s apprenticeship scheme contributes to the skills element of our growth strategy for the city. It provides opportunities for young people who may find it hard otherwise to compete in the labour market and it ‘grows our own’ talent to help us succeed as an organisation. It’s a great scheme for us, the city and for young people setting out in life for the first time.”

Awards and Achievements


As a both regionally and nationally recognised training provider, we have been accepted through the following awards and achievements:

  • Matrix Standard Advice and Guidance – Accredited until December 2019
  • School Leaver Awards – Top 100 Destinations for School leavers 2017
  • School Leaver Awards – Top 20 Intermediate Apprenticeship Scheme 2017
  • School Leaver Awards – Top 10 Public Sector Employer 2017
  • National Apprenticeship Service National Awards – Top 100 Employer of apprentices 2014
  • National Apprenticeship Service Regional Awards – Highly Commended 2014
  • Education Business Partnership (EPB) - Investors in Education Award 2013
  • Lincolnshire & Rutland Skills Award – Large Employer of the year 2012
  • East Midlands Training Awards – Large Employer of the year 2010