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GCS Apprenticeship – applications now live

Interested in communications or know someone who might be? The Government Communication Service (GCS) apprenticeship offers a unique opportunity to learn while you earn, and develop the skills needed to begin your career in communications.

GCS Apprentices

Come along to our open evening on Tuesday 5 March, 2019 to find out more and hear from our current GCS Apprentices on their experiences. Register your interest using the information at the bottom of the page.

The GCS is looking for bright, enthusiastic and creative individuals who have ideas on how to get people talking about things that matter, we want you to join us.

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 various teams across government communications with academic study. You will gain valuable work experience in communications specialisms, including: internal communications, digital media, campaign management and strategic engagement.

You could be:

  • Organising key events and visits;
  • using digital and social media to interest and engage people;
  • working on government campaigns to encourage community participation; or
  • researching and analysing the needs of a variety of audiences.

Sophie Barber, GCS Apprentice, HMRC, yesterday said:

“Working in the heart of government, earning a salary whilst learning, and training to gain a Level 4 PR qualification is second to none. This apprenticeship will give me a solid foundation to progress my career in Government Communications for years to come.”

Hyo Adams, GCS Apprentice, HMRC, yesterday said:

“Despite coming into the GCS as an apprentice, I feel that my work is valued. On top of that I am given ample opportunity to build my profile and develop my skill-set. There really isn’t more I could ask for.”

To register your interest please contact: 08455 199 455 or

Visit our apprenticeship page to find out more about the GCS apprenticeship and how to apply.

Closing Date: 14 March 2019


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