Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council

Inside Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council’s Apprenticeship Academy


Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council (DMBC) have been pioneering Apprenticeships in the public sector, recruiting around 50 Apprentices each year to its specialised Apprenticeship Academy.

We’ve been working with DMBC for 9 years, and together we have created a tailored Apprenticeship programme including Business Administration, Customer Services, IT, Team Leading. We’re currently expanding the programme further to include Management, Childcare, Health and Social Care and Teaching Assistant opportunities.

For DMBC, Apprenticeships form an integral part of succession planning and staff retention and by working closely with the team there throughout the recruitment process we can ensure the right candidates for the best possible roles. Applications are managed by learndirect, with candidates pre-screened and interviewed by our applicant management team and quality candidates passed on to the Recruiting Manager at DMBC.

Once an apprentice is in post, we provide full Apprenticeship training and support, working to ensure the Apprentices gain the practical skills and qualifications required to complete the qualification and for their future career at DMBC.

Sharon Hartill, Head of Human Resources at DMBC said;

“Together we have improved the overall package to benefit the Apprentices and the managers who offer commitment to develop them.”

“The partnership approach continues to pay dividends. The achievement rate for our apprentices is 85%, in comparison to the national average of 65%, and is a testament to the programme DMBC and learndirect have created.”

“Working in partnership with a national provider like learndirect gives DMBC apprentices the best chance of success in their future career.”

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