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Health, Safety, and Environment Apprentice Bedfordshire Pilgrims Housing Association Limited

This is an apprentice post lasting 24 months. You will be studying towards Level 3 Safety, Health and Environment Technician Apprenticeship Standard which can lead to membership of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.

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Closing date: 02 Feb 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £19,000.00

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday - Flexible shift patterns between 8.00am - 6.00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    15 Feb 2022

  • Date posted

    14 Dec 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001802317

  • Positions

    1 available

To support these objectives, our Health, Safety and Environment Team is looking for an apprentice to join the team. This is an apprentice post lasting 24 months. You will be studying towards Level 3 Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) Technician Apprenticeship Standard which can lead to membership of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. The Certificate will give you a grounding in basic principles of health, safety and environmental principles including the regulatory environment and the key disciplines of risk assessment and accident investigation. This core qualification will open doors to all sectors of the health, safety, and environment profession, depending on the direction that you would like your career to take you.

You will have the opportunity to learn all about the health, safety and environmental risks in the housing sector and gain real life experience of how these risks are mitigated. 

What you will be doing:

  • Health and safety training - conduct toolbox talks and training to colleagues
  • Accident and Incident investigation - gather evidence and capture action for improvement
  • Administering the lone worker device provision
  • Health, safety, and environmental Auditing - carry out audit and capture process improvements
  • Environmental Sustainability - Collate environmental performance data and monitor the implementation of the environmental action plan

The successful candidate will need to complete a basic DBS application.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You don’t need any prior health, safety and environmental or housing knowledge but we’d love to meet someone with:

  • Investigative and problems solving skills for audits and investigation
  • Good administrative skills, with an attention to detail and accurate data input for underwriting work
  • IT literacy including Microsoft Excel and Word
  • A flexible approach: working in the team you always have to be ready to deal with the unexpected
  • The commitment and drive to deliver excellent customer services to our residents, colleagues, and stakeholders
  • Ability to drive and have access to a car

Personal qualities

  • A desire to learn
  • Naturally inquisitive and observant to identify hazards

Desired qualifications

GCSE’s or equivalent in English and maths at grade C/4 or above.

Future prospects

Progression into another H & S role in the organisation such as H&S Advisor or Co-ordinator.

Things to consider

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates


About the employer

BPHA is a forward thinking housing association, on a mission to build thriving communities where people can live happily in a home they can afford.

We work right across the Oxford to Cambridge Arc, and own or manage over 19,000 homes. As one of the top 25 Housing Association developers in the country, we remain committed to delivering high-quality affordable housing to those who need it the most. Our residents, shared owners and leaseholders are at the core of everything we do at BPHA with every colleague playing an important part in ensuring we provide them with excellent customer service and maintaining our role as a responsible landlord.

Employer

Bedfordshire Pilgrims Housing Association Limited

Address

Manton Land Unit 23-

Bedford

MK41 7BJ

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Training

Training provider

PENSHAW VIEW TRAINING LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Penshaw View Training Limited

Contact

Kathryn Hewitt-Meadows 07949 964739 Kathryn.Hewitt-Meadows@Penshawview.co.uk

Level 3 SHE, which includes:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English (if required)
  • Level 1 ICT
  • Work based delivery of Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Full company induction including Health and Safety
  • 20% off the job time will be given for study / assignments
  • Monthly contact session with your PV trainer
  • Internal training provided by your employer and workplace mentor

Apprenticeship standard

Safety, health and environment technician

Level 3 (A level)


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