The GCS Apprenticeship offers a brilliant opportunity to learn while you earn, and develop the skills you need to begin your career in communications.
Applications for the October 2020 Apprenticeship are now closed.
A Government Communications apprenticeship will develop your knowledge, skills and understanding needed to begin an exciting career in communications. Our 18-month apprenticeship combines work in one or more teams across government communications with academic study.
During your apprenticeship you will be placed in a government department or public body and will be completing challenging work. You will gain valuable work experience in communications specialisms, these could include: internal communications, digital media, campaigns management and strategic engagement.
Our employees should reflect the people we’re communicating with and we welcome your application whatever your background. Bring your different views and experiences and help us make sure our campaigns are relevant and appealing to everyone.
You could be:
Bonnie Melton, GCS Apprentice at Cabinet Office, said:
‘The Government Communication Service apprenticeship was the best route for me, as I was ready to learn in the world of work and develop real life skills. The apprenticeship has given me exposure in different teams, and the experiences I have had has motivated me to continue my time within government.’
The apprenticeship is aimed at all levels, ages and academic backgrounds and is an 18 month scheme. To apply, you must have:
Candidates who do not have a degree in a communications related topic can also apply.
For more information including the scheme outline, case studies and timelines for the application:
Apprenticeship 2020 candidate pack (PDF, 3.5MB, 12 pages)