Health, Safety & Wellbeing Apprentice Leicestershire County Council

To provide a comprehensive administrative support to the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Service. To provide information and support on health, safety and wellbeing issues to departments and our customers. To monitor our auditing programme, accident reporting and training schedules.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 02 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £149.85 - £260.85

    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage rates are £4.05 an hour for 16 - 17 year olds, £5.60 an hour for 18 - 20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship(usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday start and finish times to be discussed with successful applicants.

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    23 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    13 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual to start their career in health and safety. The Apprentice will work closely with other health and safety professionals in the team to build their own knowledge and skills within this field. During the 24 months the Apprentice will be given the opportunity to study for the NEBOSH General and Construction Certificates as well as working towards the Level 2 NVQ in Business Administration which will help to equip them for a career in Health and Safety.

The Apprentice will be given a number of administration based responsibilities such as arranging training, monitoring the team's audit program and processing invoices to help with the day to day operation of the service. The Apprentice will also be involved with health and safety inspections, audits and meetings supported by an advisor to help build their experience within this field.

The Health, Safety & Wellbeing Team is made up of 14 professionals including two former Apprentices who have secured permanent positions in the team. The team is within People Services based in the Corporate Resources department, so there will be an opportunity to understand more around how the wider service operates.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Literacy & Numeracy skills appropriate to the job
  • Good verbal & written communication skills
  • Ability to produce accurate, high quality work
  • Use of IT applications relevant to the post
  • Current full driving licence including the use of a vehicle for Council business as you will be required to visit other LCC sites after suitable training has been provided

Personal qualities

  • Ability to work well with other people as part of a team
  • Ability to work unsupervised and show initiative
  • Should be reliable and conscientious, able to see a task through to completion
  • Must show concern for the health & Wellbeing of others
  • Clean & neatly presented at all times
  • Should recognise and adhere to strict confidentiality
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to learning and continuously improving

Qualifications required

Education to GCSE standard at grades A-C for a minimum of 5 GCSEs or equivalent including English and Mathematics.

Future prospects

As an employee of Leicestershire County Council you will have access to vacancies in all departments via a recruitment portal.

Things to consider

• Free parking at County Hall (permit required) • Smart dress essential (No Uniform)

About the employer

Local Government authority


Leicestershire County Council


County Hall



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Training provider

  • NVQ level 2 in Business Administration
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Functional Skills in maths, English and ICT unless you already have this at an appopriate level (eg GCSE)

all to be completed on the employers premises

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Leicestershire Adult Learning Service


Sue Halford

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 02 Oct 2017