Apprenticeship and traineeship schemes

An apprenticeship combines work, training and study. Apprentices are employed by an organisation or business, they work alongside experienced staff and are paid a salary.

Apprenticeships are increasingly popular among both small and large employers from the public and private sector. They are seen as a way to attract young talent and they give employers the opportunity to train people in the skills they need in their workforce.

Traditionally, apprenticeships have been associated with crafts and manual trades but this has changed. There are now many different types of apprenticeship available, from fashion to finance, customer service to construction.

Current vacancies

Apprentice - Building Control Surveyor

Fixed-term contract for 2 years
£19,347 - £20,001

Hackney's Building Control Service is seeking to appoint a Building Control Apprentice for a 2-year fixed-term to join our team to administer and enforce the Building Regulations and associated legislation. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic and enjoy providing a helpful and responsive service to our clients and have an understanding of the building construction process and legislative framework.

Your apprenticeship will include a formal training programme leading to a Level 3 qualification in Construction (technical). You will also receive regular on-the-job training from your manager and colleagues to help you develop in the role. You will spend at least one day per week working towards your qualification or taking part in training and development activities.

Building Control surveyors ensure that Building Regulations and other legislative requirements are followed when buildings are designed and constructed. To ensure high standards in health, safety, sustainability, energy conservation and access requirements are met during the construction of buildings. The Building Control Team is part of the Legal, HR and Regulatory Services Directorate; its main purpose is to set standards for the design and construction of buildings to ensure the safety and health for people in or about those buildings. They also include requirements to ensure that fuel and power is conserved and facilities are provided for people, including those with disabilities, to access and move around inside buildings.

To apply for this role, you must:

  • be aged 17 at least (there is no upper age limit)
  • live in Hackney AND/OR have been educated in Hackney AND/OR be a care leaver for whom Hackney Council is your 'corporate parent'.
  • hold at least 5 GCSEs at A-C, including English, Maths, and a science subject

We encourage applications for this training role from applicants aged 17-30. Our apprenticeship programme is designed to provide an entry point for young people into various careers, and is suited to those who are at an early stage in their careers and professional development'

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills, customer care and be capable of effectively managing workloads.

It is desirable for the candidate to have an awareness of Building Regulations and experience of the construction sector.   

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Closing date: Tuesday 2 May 2017 at 22:59.

Apprentice - Intelligence and Demand Management (2 Posts)

Fixed-term contract for 18 months
£21,546 - £23,610

The new integrated enforcement service has been formed following a cross cutting review of Enforcement Services and aims to deliver a joined up customer centric service that is both responsive to customer needs and also aims to prevent demand through adopting a strong Intelligence led preventative approach to service delivery. We are seeking an experienced individual with a sound knowledge and understanding of Crime, ASB prevention and reduction theories and well developed analytical skills are essential.

Your apprenticeship will include a formal training programme leading to a Level 4 Diploma in Intelligence Operations. You will also receive regular on-the-job training from your manager and colleagues to help you develop in the role. You will spend at least one day per week working towards your qualification or taking part in training and development activities.

You will be directly responsible for undertaking daily scanning, collation and assessment of information and intelligence on a wide range of activities to brief operational teams in the Community safety, Enforcement and Business Regulation service. You will also need to identify demand Management issues such as peaks in customer demand, repeat complaints and service requests and bring these to the attention of service delivery managers to enable solutions and interventions to be formed. Further you will also need to ensure frontline teams and managers are well informed about service issues and prevention/compliance opportunities.

To apply for this role, you must:

  • be aged 16 at least (there is no upper age limit)
  • live in Hackney AND/OR have been educated in Hackney AND/OR be a care leaver for whom Hackney Council is your 'corporate parent'.
  • hold A-C grades in GCSE English and Maths

We encourage applications for this training role from applicants aged 17-30. Our apprenticeship programme is designed to provide an entry point for young people into various careers, and is suited to those who are at an early stage in their careers and professional development.

The post holder will be required to undergo security clearance (Counter Terrorism Check) and NPPV2 vetting to facilitate access to police and other partner data and databases.

Apply now

Closing date: Tuesday 2 May 2017 at 22:59.

Register your interest

To register your interest in apprenticeships at the Council or with our partner organisations, please email the following information to apprenticeships@hackney.gov.uk:

  • name
  • age
  • address
  • school or College attended
  • contact number
  • email
  • type(s) of apprenticeship you are looking for / areas of interest

Who are apprenticeships for?

  • young people, aged 16 to 24, who are not in full time education and do not have a degree
  • those who are looking for an alternative to university and want to earn while they learn
  • those who want an opportunity to get started in their career

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Apprenticeships at the Council

Our apprenticeship programme is designed to create quality job opportunities in the Council for Hackney residents and school leavers aged 16 to 24.

All of our programmes last at least 12 months and combine work, on and off the job training, and study towards a recognised qualification.

As an apprentice with us, you will receive a competitive salary, holiday entitlement and benefits package.

As part of the drive to improve apprenticeship provision at the Council, we are aiming to employ 100 apprentices across the council by 2019.

Types of apprenticeship

The Council is responsible for delivering a wide variety of services, from maintaining parks and roads, providing leisure facilities and libraries, looking after vulnerable residents and delivering and maintaining Council housing stock. Our apprenticeship opportunities reflect this diversity. Vacancies come up throughout the year and may include:

  • accountancy
  • adult social care
  • business administration
  • communications
  • digital / tech
  • engineering
  • housing management
  • ICT support services
  • landscaping and grounds maintenance
  • local taxation and benefits
  • manual trades - including gas and electric, plumbing and multi trade.
  • planning and building control
  • waste collection and street cleaning
  • youth work

All of our programmes include high quality training packages and strong pastoral and professional support to help you succeed and improve your career prospects for the future. Whatever your area of interest, an apprenticeship with us can provide you with the experience, training and transferable skills to pursue a career in the public sector or beyond.

See FAQs for more information.

We are also using our relationships with suppliers, local employers and housing developers to secure apprenticeship opportunities for its residents. These may include:

  • construction operation
  • manual trades
  • social care

FAQs

Who can apply?

To ensure that our apprenticeship programme achieves its aims, we ask that all apprentices meet the following criteria.

You will be:

  • aged 16-24 (although some of our higher-level apprenticeships will be open to applicants over 25)

  • a Hackney resident, school leaver or young person for whom the Council is a corporate parent, for example care leavers

For apprenticeships at levels 2 and 3:

  •  we will not accept applications from candidates with a degree

For apprenticeships at level 4 and above:

  • graduates will only be considered in exceptional cases and only where there is a clear rationale to vary the recruitment criteria

How much will I get paid?

All Hackney apprentices who are over 18 will be paid at least the London Living Wage of £9.75 per hour.

Do I need qualifications to apply?

Many of our apprenticeships do not require any formal entry qualifications. However, we do test candidates to ensure they have a sufficient level of literacy and numeracy to complete the apprenticeship qualification.

Please note that some of our opportunities may require GCSEs or A levels.

We will not accept applications from graduates.

Will I get a permanent job once I complete my apprenticeship?

A permanent job is not guaranteed at the end of your apprenticeship. However, as you approach the last few months of your programme, your line manager and the Hackney Apprenticeship Manager will provide you with support and guidance to apply for a permanent post within the Council where possible. We can also help you to apply for jobs outside the Council where this is appropriate.

Where can I get more information?

Please contact us at apprenticeships@hackney.gov.uk.

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