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Apprentice Health and Safety Advisor Warwickshire County Council

The Health and Safety team at Warwickshire County Council is offering an exciting opportunity to join us as a Health and Safety Apprentice. Working for the local authority will enable you to develop a wide range of knowledge in Health and Safety through the varied work and learning opportunities offered by our highly skilled team.

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

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Closing date: 08 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £13,186.05

    Pay will progress after 12 months in post to the national minimum wage of the apprentice, depending on the age of the apprentice.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, generally 9am to 5pm but in line with our flexible working policy.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    2 Years

  • Possible start date

    19 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    19 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000067233

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Initially the role will be supporting our Health and Safety Team with customer enquiries and administrative support while you settle in and get used to the role. As you develop the skills and abilities needed for this, you will then progress to work on more technical health and safety tasks and pieces of work, in order to enable you to be a qualified Health and Safety Advisor by the time you complete the apprenticeship.

General role responsibilities will include:

  • Receiving, sorting, and distributing incoming/outgoing mail
  • Managing general customer contact (email, phone, and post)
  • Undertaking (with support) a range of routine tasks to ensure the accurate and up-to-date use of our systems. These include (but not limited to) undertaking admin procedures/tasks for the
    corporate accident/incident recording database, the corporate training management system, external training provision, eye test vouchers and HSW databases (such as EDRM document
    library, auditing programme)
  • Work towards providing a frontline customer response service and resolve basic queries
  • Sending out routine communications, issue reminders and chase responses
  • Collating, recording, storing, and retrieving data and information as required
  • Understanding, following, and communicating standard processes and procedures, whilst reviewing these as part of a wider group to ensure ongoing improvement
  • Assisting in monitoring, reducing and resolving errors
  • Ensuring confidentiality as required
  • Maintaining regular contact with line manager, trainer and mentor
  • To be aware of the implications of relevant health and safety legislation
  • To undertake roles and responsibilities of a Trainee Health and Safety Advisor when deemed appropriate, such as undertaking DSE assessments, providing health and safety advice and
    support, undertaking inspections and audits

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

The skills, knowledge and behaviours developed in this post will enable the post-holder to complete the Level 3 Safety, Health and Environment Technician apprenticeship. Along with excellent internal training opportunities available to you from day one, you'll also receive training and development from QDOS Training, our specialist training provider for this apprenticeship. All training from QDOS will be delivered via digital workshops and in work assessments. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

It is Warwickshire County Council policy to seek that all our apprentices are retained in a further position, subject to performance and completion of the apprenticeship, and an available vacancy. Upon achieving this apprenticeship, you will be able to join the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) at TechIOSH level and be qualified to progress to a further role as a Health and Safety Advisor. 


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade A - C / 9 - 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade A - C / 9 - 4) Desired

About the employer

Warwickshire County Council is the local government authority for the county of Warwickshire, providing public services such as Social Care, Education, County Highways, Rural Services, Public Health, Fire and Rescue, plus much more. Since 2012 the Council has delivered a top class apprenticeship scheme, recruiting 300 apprentices, most of whom have been retained in further roles at the Council.

Employer

Warwickshire County Council

Address

Shire Hall

Warwick

CV34 4RL

Contact

Emma Phillips

emmaphillips@warwickshire.gov.uk

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Training

Training provider

QDOS TRAINING LIMITED

Apprenticeship standard

Safety, health and environment technician

Level 3 (A level)


Employer's Application Instructions

To apply for this role, simply click on the Apply Online tab to get started and then follow the online application process. Make sure you provide an up to date CV detailing all education grades and prior work experience, plus complete the personal statement using the role criteria outlined in Person Specification section of the Job Description.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 08 Aug 2022