Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Adult education and employment support

Stockton Council Learning and Skills (formerly Tees Achieve) 

Many businesses operate solely for profitability. However, some also want to offer people a chance in life whilst realising the benefits of nurturing an apprentice.

Whatever your business ethics, you can be safe in the knowledge that you will receive our full support from the day the apprenticeship commences to the day it concludes.

Stockton Council Learning and Skills has delivered learning programmes across the Tees Valley for more than 40 years. Our tutors are skilled, experienced and friendly offering a bespoke and flexible service tailored to your needs.

Tell us what you want

We do all the hard work for you by finding an apprentice to both meet your needs whilst taking into account the trainee’s area of interest and aspirations.

How much will it cost?

Various grants are available to help towards the costs (eligibility criteria applies).


What you would need to do

  • Offer a contract of employment
  • Offer a minimum of 30 hours employment and a maximum of 40
  • Work with us for the best outcome for all


We offer Apprenticeships in:

Stockton Council Learning and Skills offers the following apprenticeships:

Business Administration

Tasks may vary depending upon the level and sector in which apprentices are employed but may include making and receiving telephone calls, helping with the organisation of meetings and events, dealing with travel requests, handling mail, record keeping and using electronic message systems and office equipment.

Customer Service

Whatever job role or sector a Customer Service apprentice might work in, they will be learning and understanding the key concepts of customer service and how to apply customer service knowledge and skills in the workplace. This could involve communicating with customers, building relationships with customers, resolving problems, promoting products and/or services, using appropriate communication channels, keeping records, gathering customer feedback and working in a team.

Supporting Teaching and Learning in schools 

Apprentices will work under the direct supervision of a class teacher and shadow experienced teaching assistants. Duties will include preparing resources, maintaining the learning environment and supporting pupils during learning activities including English, mathematics and ICT.

Team Leading 

Tasks undertaken by apprentices will vary depending on the level and sector in which they are employed. Tasks may include planning, allocating and monitoring the work of the team, giving feedback, briefing teams, supporting team members, managing conflict, resolving problems, procuring supplies, project management, agreeing budgets and managing and improving customer service.

Health & Social Care

Tasks include supporting people to complete daily activities, personal care, assisting with meals, manual handling, health and safety, promoting choice and equal opportunities as well as completion of paperwork relating to care activities.

Early Years 

This involves daily care routines of children and babies. Work in nurseries, crèche’s, breakfast and afterschool clubs. Work would also involve planning activities for young children and preparing snacks for them. Entry requirements for L3 in Early years is maths and English GCSE grades A-C.

To find out more:-

Contact Joanne Smith on 01642 528112 or email 


Address: Stockton Council Learning and Skills, Billingham Community Centre, The Causeway, Billingham, TS23 2DA


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