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Opportunities to join us

We offer a huge range of career opportunities at every level from apprentice to senior management.

Whether you have decades of experience or you’re just starting your working life, we could have the right role for you. As a major local employer that’s constantly evolving to meet the needs of the local area, we can also offer you a variety of career paths.

To see if there’s an opportunity for you right now, search our current vacancies. Alternatively, keep up to date with all our future opportunities by registering for job alerts, or follow us on LinkedIn.

Roles and departments

We employ people in many different jobs and professions within our different departments.

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Starting your career

We’re committed to helping young people to improve their employability. We have a number of schemes in place to help us recruit, train and develop the next generation of employees. 

Apprenticeships Toggle accordion

Apprenticeships are a great way to earn and learn. You get to build your skills and knowledge through on-the-job training and usually some classroom learning. On completion, you’ve gained a nationally recognised qualification and usually the offer of a full-time job.

They are now open to anyone aged 16+. Apart from being a great way for school or college leavers to continue education in a working environment, they are now an opportunity for adults looking to return to work or change career. Our employees can access apprenticeship levy funds which provide an opportunity to upskill and gain a recognised qualification.

Our apprenticeships cover a wide range of roles in areas such as:

  • Business and administration

  • Planning

  • Building control

  • Customer service

  • IT applications

Each apprenticeship takes between one and three years to complete. Look out for our apprenticeship opportunities on this website or sign up for email alerts to make sure you don’t miss out next time we are recruiting.

Summer internships Toggle accordion

This is a great way to gain practical work experience of working in local government and see if it is the career for you.  We offer a number of placements each summer, working within one of our departments.

You will work with us on a fixed term three-month contract and your placement will provide an opportunity to:-

  • Increase your confidence, skills and knowledge

  • Improve your understanding of the sector

  • Gain an insight into the way the council operates and the challenges we face

  • Build your network of work colleagues

If you have recently graduated or are entering your final year at university this would be an ideal opportunity to put your knowledge into practice in a busy and challenging work environment.

Look out for our internship opportunities on this website or sign up for email alerts to make sure you don’t miss out next time we are recruiting.

Graduate placements Toggle accordion

Across the organisation we have a wide range of roles available to graduates who want to start their career in local government. These can offer you a first step on your chosen career path or perhaps a 12-month placement which gives you the opportunity to gain experience and consider your options. 

Look out for our graduate placement opportunities on this website or sign up for email alerts to make sure you don’t miss out next time we are recruiting.

Career pathways

Once you’re with us, we’ll help you develop your career pathway. In some areas we have established formal career pathways.

For example, our Planning and Building Control department offers a range of routes to help you progress and build your career. Find out more about Planning & Building Control and their career pathways.

Casual work at the council

We are looking for flexible individuals who are interested in working for us on short-term casual opportunities. Roles can vary between generic admin to erecting stalls for the St Albans Market and everything in between – and in all areas across the council.

What is a casual worker? Toggle accordion

A casual worker is someone who agrees to undertake work, but who is under no obligation to accept the hours offered. At the same time the council does not have to offer hours on a regular basis, but purely on an 'as and when required' basis. Generally, casuals are used to cover sickness, periods of annual leave or special project-based work.

How to apply Toggle accordion

Please complete the casual worker application form

When completed, please return the application form to jobapplications@stalbans.gov.uk.

Casual elections and canvassing work Toggle accordion

The Electoral Services office takes on casual staff at different times of the year to help run elections and the annual canvass of voters. Find out more about their roles and how to apply.

Volunteering

We rely on volunteers to deliver important community services such as in our museums and at events. Get in touch if you want to volunteer.

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