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Sandwell is a large, diverse, metropolitan borough and offers exciting opportunities for all.

Situated at the very heart of the West Midlands, we are the third largest metropolitan borough with six main towns; Oldbury, Rowley Regis, Smethwick, Tipton, Wednesbury and West Bromwich.

Sandwell Council is the largest employer in the borough and provides a comprehensive range of services to local people throughout their lives.

Sandwell has excellent access to the national motorway network and we are just 7 minutes by rail to Birmingham city centre. We also benefit from a mainline train station- Sandwell and Dudley and the Midland Metro.

Sandwell Council’s Employment and Skills team ‘Think Sandwell’ help local people find work and training opportunities.

They support people of all ages to access a wide range of opportunities including job and apprenticeship vacancies, work experience, voluntary roles, and training courses.

Think Sandwell Employment and Skills team also support local businesses to take on apprentices and staff, supporting employers through the recruitment process.

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council apprenticeship offer

Apprenticeships with Sandwell council and Sandwell schools

There are a wide range of apprenticeship qualifications from level 2 to level 7 on offer to new apprentices and existing staff at Sandwell council and Sandwell schools. The below list highlights the variety undertaken since 2017.

For a list of the current opportunities available to new entrants please visit our apprenticeship vacancies page.

View Sandwell Council apprenticeships.

Business Services

Level 2 - Customer Service Practitioner Level 4 - Commercial Procurement and Supply
Level 3 - Business Administrator Level 4 - Associate Project Manager
Level 3 - Marketing Assistant Standard Level 5 - Coaching Professional
Level 3 - Team Leader / Supervisor Level 6 - Chartered Management Degree
Level 4 - Business Administration Level 7 - Senior Leader 
Level 4 - Revenue and Benefits Practitioner   



Level 2 - Painter and Decorator Level 3 - Gas Engineering Operative
Level 2 - Carpentry and Joinery Level 3 - Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician
Level 2 - Bricklayer Level 6 - Chartered Surveyor
Level 2 - Plasterer Level 7 - Chartered Town Planner Degree


Health and Social Care

Level 3 - Lead Adult Care Worker  Level 6 - Social work



Level 2 - Facilities Services Operative 

Level 3 - Motor Vehicle Service Maintenance Technician

Level 2 - Hospitality Team Member

Level 4 - Facilities Management



Level 2 - Early Years Practitioner Level 4 - School Business Professional
Level 3 - Teaching Assistant Level 6 - Teacher
Level 3 - Early Years Educator Level 6 - Career Development Professional
Level 3 - Laboratory Technician  


Agriculture and Horticulture

Level 2 - Animal Care and Walfare Assistant

Level 3 - Agriculture
Level 2 - Horticulture and Landscape Operative  

Level 4 - Agriculture

Level 3 - Horticulture



ICT / Design

 Level 3 - Infrastructure Technician

 Level 3 - Marketing Assistant

 Level 3 - Digital Marketer

 Level 4 - Data Analyst



Level 2 - Housing / Property Management Assistant Level 3 - Housing / Property Management
Level 4 - Senior Housing / Property Management  

Case studies

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council apprenticeships

Jobs with Sandwell Council

Think Sandwell- apprenticeships vacancies, jobs with local employers and training opportunities plus support to reach your employment goals.

View Sandwell Council apprenticeships.