Apprenticeships and Internships

East Suffolk Council has established successful apprenticeship, internship and work experience schemes.


Our apprenticeship scheme has seen 81% of apprentices in the last 3 years stay on beyond their apprenticeships to develop promising careers with the East Suffolk Council. We offer our apprentices a business based, supported recognised qualification, generous annual leave entitlements and valuable work based skills from day one.
In return, our apprentices contribute a huge amount to the organisation, including bringing enthusiasm, fresh ideas and different perspectives to the work place.

A number of apprenticeship opportunities are generally advertised between May – July each year, so if you are interested in kick-starting your career in local government, please look out for these opportunities on our website.


Together with the other councils in Suffolk, we also offer 12 week paid internships each summer. These give university students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience and knowledge to support their studies.

Work experience

East Suffolk Council is happy to support voluntary work experience placements upon request wherever possible. If you are interested in a work experience placement with our Councils, please email or call (01394) 444229 and we will be happy to discuss this further with you.

Picture: Two work experience students gaining experience with our Economic Development Team at East Suffolk