Use the links below to find the information you need:

Job match event

Advice and support on applying for jobs


Help with the cost of your apprenticeship

Current job and apprenticeship vacancies


The Kickstart Scheme

Free qualifications for adults aged 19 and over

Young Solutions offer free support to people aged between 16-24 

Job match event

We are working with employers across the district and Malvern Job Centre to run our first job match event on 11 August 2021.

We have a range of opportunities available for people of all ages. These include full-time jobs as well as apprenticeships and training placements.

Jobs are available in the following roles:

  • Gardening
  • Front of house hospitality
  • NHS reception posts
  • Software development
  • Computer programming
  • Part-time marketing
  • Joinery
  • Chef
  • Financial administration

To take part in the jobs match event you need to do the following:

  1. Read the list of available job roles and choose one you are interested in
  2. Register your interest by filling in the jobs match registration form. If you do not see a role you are interested in then please let us know the sort of role you would be interested in by typing it in the ‘other’ box on the jobs match registration form. We will keep your information with your permission and use it to let you know about opportunities  available at future jobs match events.
  3. You will be sent details of the specific positions available from employers taking part in the event
  4. If there is one you are want to apply for then you confirm your interest by email
  5. You will be sent an interview slot. This will be anytime between 9am and 4pm on 11 August 2021 so please make sure you are available that day before you apply. Interviews will take place virtually or in person at the Council House in Avenue Road, Malvern, WR14 3AF
  6. Attend your interview and who knows this could be the start of a new career for you

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Jobs match registration form

Advice and support applying for jobs

If you are looking for work then there are many different organisations offering help and support. 

The Skills for Worcestershire website has lots of information on it from CV writing to interview technique.

Support on training and finding work is also available from the National Careers Service.

If you are on Universal Credit you can get access to support from your work coach or Job Centre Plus staff.

If you are unemployed and would benefit from one-to-one support then you can get help from specialist job coaches through the Building Better Opportunities scheme.

If you need help applying for a job our Economic Development Officer Christine Butler can help put you in touch with someone who can offer support. You can contact her on  07773 032 384 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

You can search for current job and apprenticeship vacancies further down this page.


Anyone from 16 to 116 can start an apprenticeship.

There are many benefits to choosing an apprenticeship. It is a good way to get into work and gain a qualification at the same time. You will also earn money while you are learning so you can avoid getting into university debt.

Apprenticeships are available in lots of different sectors, from agriculture and construction to law, engineering or media.

Find out more by reading the Interactive Student Guide to Apprenticeships or visit Worcestershire Apprenticeships.

You can also watch the Worcestershire Apprenticeships Apprenticeship Q&A webinar.

Watch our webinars on degree apprenticeships and opportunities in the construction industry.

Levels of apprenticeship

There are four different levels of apprenticeship.

  • Level 2 Intermediate - equivalent to five good GCSE passes.
  • Level 3 Advanced - equivalent to two A-level passes.
  • Level 4 Higher - equivalent to the first stages of higher education, such as a foundation degree.
  • Level 5/7 Degree - comparable to a Bachelor's or Master's degree.

Pay for apprentices

There are different rates of pay for apprentices depending on your age and what year of your apprenticeship you’re in. 

In the first year of your apprenticeship you will receive at least £4.30 per hour. If you are older than 19 this will go up to the national minimum wage from your second year.

Many apprenticeships will pay more than the minimum. For example in our district in June 2021 a Level 3 engineering apprentice would typically be paid £10 an hour and in 2020 a Level 4 IT apprentice £16,000 a year.

You will also be entitled to sick pay, any additional benefits your employer offers to its other employees, such as healthcare plans and childcare vouchers, and at least 20 days of paid holiday a year.

Apprenticeship case studies

If you still need convincing that apprenticeships could be worth considering, then watch the videos below to hear what apprentices themselves are saying.

Read more Worcestershire apprenticeship case studies.

You can also read about the experience of apprentices elsewhere in the country from the Not going to uni website.

Claim help with the cost of your apprenticeship

If you are an apprentices or trainee, we know the cost of getting to a work or training placement, as well as clothing and equipment costs may be a struggle.

If you are a trainee living in Malvern Hills District and earning less than £10,000 a year then then you can apply for our Upskilling Bursary Scheme.

The bursary is managed by Worcestershire Apprenticeships and funded by us. Successful applicants will be given:

  • Up to £500 in the first year for travel costs. This can be put towards paying for driving lessons, the cost of buying or running a car or use on public transport
  • Up to £300 for tools, equipment or clothing necessary to do the job and which would be considered work related by HMRC

Apply for the Upskilling Bursary Scheme

Upskilling Bursary Scheme terms and conditions:

  1. The trainee must complete the online application form themselves.
  2. The claim must be supported by the employer who must state the reasons for not supplying the tools or clothing for the job.
  3. The payment will be a reimbursement after the expenditure has been incurred. It will be paid as soon as possible on receipt of proof of expenditure which could include tickets, credit card statements or receipts.
  4. Where petrol is claimed, the registration number and ownership of the car must be submitted.
  5. The claim must verified by the employer as well as the employee.
  6. Worcestershire Apprenticeships reserves the right to recover all or part of the bursary if any information provided in the bursary application form or other correspondence is found to be substantially incorrect, misleading, or incomplete.
  7. A copy of the approved bursary application form will be submitted to Malvern Hills District Council for use in monitoring and contacting the trainee regarding the bursary scheme and training in Worcestershire.

Current job and apprenticeship vacancies

Visit our local job opportunities page to search for job vacancies in this area.

Search Worcestershire Apprentices for the latest list of apprenticeship vacancies in our area.

You can also find apprenticeship vacancies elsewhere in England by using the national find an apprenticeship search.


Traineeships help get you ready for work or an apprenticeship. A traineeship is 70 hours long and can last from 6 weeks up to 1 year, though most traineeships last for less than 6 months. They can help develop your English, maths and digital skills.

While you won’t get paid for a traineeship, you might be given expenses for travel and food.

A traineeship can give you 70 hours work experience, give you the skills you need to get your apprenticeship, help you with your CV, and give you some feedback from an employer. You will not have an employment contract as it is not a job.

To find out more about traineeships in our area contact Whitehead Ross on 07404 895438 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

You can also search for other training providers on the Worcestershire Apprenticeships website.

The Kickstart Scheme

The Kickstart Scheme is aimed at 16 to 24-year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long-term unemployment.

Jobs created by The Kickstart Scheme pay the national minimum wage, are full-time and last for a year. You may leave at any time and you may be taken on full time during the process. You will have an employment contract.

You cannot apply for a Kickstarter post yourself. You must be referred by the Job Centre.

Free qualifications for adults 19 and over

If you are aged 19 and over and do not already have a Level 3 qualification, equivalent to an advanced technical certificate or diploma or A levels, you can study for a free qualification.

Qualifications are available in the following sectors:

  • accounting and finance
  • agriculture
  • building and construction
  • business management
  • childcare and early years
  • digital
  • engineering
  • environmental conservation
  • health and social care
  • horticulture and forestry
  • manufacturing technologies
  • mathematics and statistics
  • medicine and dentistry
  • public services
  • science
  • teaching and lecturing
  • transportation operations and maintenance
  • warehousing and distribution

Some of these qualifications are available to study online or part-time. In some instances, you may need to meet admissions criteria for the course you chose to apply for. For example, you may need to have studied a particular subject before at a lower level.

To apply you will need to contact the college you wish to study at.

Find a local college offering free courses for people aged 19 and over.

Read more about free courses for adults aged 19 and over and how to apply.