Local Job Opportunities and Apprenticeships


The London Borough of Sutton is home to over 8,200 businesses, and we believe that apprenticeships can play an important part in the local economy by improving skills and driving productivity. 

An apprenticeship enables an individual to study for a work-based qualification that can significantly improve their skills and career enjoyment.

For current vacancies at Sutton Council, please visit the Council website Jobs and Careers page here.

Information for Businesses – Apprenticeship Levy

In Spring 2017 the way the government funds apprenticeships changed. Some employers will now be required to contribute to the cost of training for apprentices and larger employers will be subject to the full costs through the Apprenticeship Levy: The levy requires all employers operating in the UK, with a pay bill over £3 million each year, to invest in apprenticeships.

For help and advice about how this might affect your business, contact Candice.McCausland@Sutton.gov.uk.

Apprenticeship Levy Transfer Policy for businesses

Green Sector Recovery Training and Jobs Pathway

Forward Trust’s Green Sector Recovery Training and Jobs Pathway helps people find rewarding careers in the sustainability and green sectors. For more information or if you would like to apply, please visit their webpage or email employment@forwardtrust.org.uk.

Sutton Job Hub

Sutton Job Hub is recruiting for a large number of positions at the moment in various sectors including:

  • NHS – Cleaning/Portering
  • Driving – HGV/Multi Drop/Class C
  • Hospitality – Kitchen Assistant/Runner/Sandwich Maker/Juice Bar/Service/Cleaning
  • Administration – Generalist/Specialist
  • Customer Services – Reception/Front of House.
  • Fitness – Lifeguards/Reception/Coaches/Apprenticeships

Roles are Part Time/Full Time/Apprenticeships and also Kickstart Work Experience positions.

Roles are being updated on the website at the moment however because of volume we would ask all partners to refer directly to amanda.warren@successfulsutton.co.uk or circulate the registration link for Sutton Job Hub Registration | Sutton (suttonjobhub.co.uk).

There is no age requirement but applicants must be in receipt of benefits. If there are suitable applicants aged 16-24 who meet Kickstart Criteria, the Sutton Job Hub can talk them through those roles.

Additionally Apprenticeship routes will be discussed with those interested at registration.

Apprenticeship Opportunities

Sutton College Apprenticeships

Sutton College is the premier provider of Adult Education and Community Learning in the London Borough of Sutton. The College works with employers in and around the borough, across a range of sectors including Sutton Council and we are also one of Surrey County Council’s approved training providers.

Apprentices learn through a combination of learning methods that may include day release at college and assessments in their workplace.

Sutton College provide Apprenticeships in the following areas:

Schools and Nurseries:

Teaching Assistant, Early Years Practitioner, Early Years Educator


Business Administration, Team Leader, Assistant Accountant, Professional Accounting Technician, Data Technician, Data Analyst, Associate Project Manager


IT Solutions Technician, Digital Solutions Technician, Software Development Technician, Digital Community Manager

For more information please contact apprentices@suttoncollege.ac.uk.

JACE Childcare Academy

JACE are excited to have launched their new JACE Childcare Academy, and can take enquiries now. This is a new Apprenticeship offer from JACE to bring young people in to a substantial and local programme when they just leave school or college. For more information, please click here.

Their updated course directory can be found here. You can also take a look around their new Wallington centre via video tour.

SW London NHS Trainee Nursing Associate (TNA) Webinar and Q&A

South West London Health & Care Partnership’s are hosting webinars about becoming a Trainee Nursing Associate (TNA) – one of the pathways into a career in health and social care. This is an opportunity for Employers and Applicants to find out more if they are thinking of:

  • Employing a trainee Nursing Associate
  • Applying to become a trainee Nursing Associate
  • Funding for a trainee Nursing associate role

The webinars will help you to understand the benefits and challenges of employing or working as a TNA in South London.

To join please click on one of the following dates to register:

  • RSVP: 2nd September, 1:30pm -2:30pm
  • RSVP: 5th October, 1:30pm – 2:30pm
  • RSVP: 2nd November, 1:30pm – 2:30pm
  • RSVP: 2nd December, 1:30pm – 2:30pm

These webinars will consist of a short presentation then an opportunity for questions facilitated by Wendy Majewska and Caroline Don, TNA Project Leads for SWL and SEL respectively.

Clarion Futures Apprenticeship Webinars

Job Opportunities

Civil Service Jobs

DWP EO Work Coach roles have been released!

The DWP have released vacncies for 214 post for Work Coach roles across London. Let’s ensure that everyone and anyone that you think might be suitable and interested, knows about theses as soon as possible as they are only live until next Wednesday.

There have been a further 57,000 vacancies nationwide. In London alone there are 2364 jobs, and I am sure that out of the 35,000 unidentified jobs, many of these will also be in and around London.



Children’s Home Office Manager – Lighthouse

Salary: £14,000 pro rata (£28,000 full time)

Contract: Part time, 20 hours per week (at least 4 days per week, hours and days are flexible and we are happy to discuss options for this with candidates)

Location: This role will be based in our Children’s Home in Sutton.

Screening: This role is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

The Sutton Apprenticeship Hub

The Sutton Apprenticeship Hub aims to address this challenge. It was designed and developed by Sutton apprentices and helps match the supply and demand of apprenticeship opportunities across Sutton.

The hub is a resource for young people and their parents, educators and businesses, to find out more information about the benefits of starting, or offering an apprenticeship and the career prospects involved.

For more information visit getaheadsutton.org or email OpportunitySutton@Sutton.gov.uk

More information about national apprenticeship opportunities can be found at https://www.gov.uk/apprenticeships-guide.