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Border Force - Border Force Apprentice Border Force HO Recruitment

This apprenticeship offers you a fantastic opportunity to learn, earn and develop your skills. If successful, you will be joining over 280,000 people in the Operational Delivery Profession across Government who have the vital job of keeping the UK running and make a real difference to people's lives.

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

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Closing date: 03 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £22,400.00

    Plus allowances of up to 49% of salary. Annualised Hours Allowance (AHA) is 21% - 49%, which equates to an additional £4,704 - £10,976 pa based on National salary.

  • Working week

    Shift working which includes early starts, late finishes, weekends and public holidays - there is an allowance to compensate for shift working. Hours worked will vary per week and shifts can be longer than 8 hours. Full time average hours are 37 - 42.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    12 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000119860

  • Positions

    113 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You may be involved in the following types of activity:

· Undertaking checks and research on IT systems to identify people or vehicles of interest.

· Conducting searches on people, goods and vehicles to establish if a customs offence has been committed.

· Using law enforcement powers to assist in the arrest and detention of people involved in border offences, preserving evidence and liaising with law enforcement partners.

· Work involved in International Trade; processing and recording documentation, investigating errors and responding to complaints.

· Using and gathering intelligence to inform activity.

· Identifying vulnerable adults and children, prioritising their safety and welfare and referring to the appropriate agencies.

· Supporting wider frontline Border Force activity in its operational and corporate functions; recruitment, training, finance etc.

· Work involved in International Trade; processing and recording documentation, investigating errors and responding to complaints.

· Using and gathering intelligence to inform activity.

· Identifying vulnerable adults and children, prioritising their safety and welfare and referring to the appropriate agencies.

· Supporting wider frontline Border Force activity in its operational and corporate functions; recruitment, training, finance etc.

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

This role gives you an opportunity to:

· Be able to positively affect some of the challenges facing the UK today.

· Gain nationally recognised qualifications including Level 3 Award in Operational Delivery.

· Develop a wide range of skills and experience that will prepare you for a career both inside and outside the Civil Service.

Apprenticeships take up to 18 months to complete and include a period of probation. You will join the Home Office on a permanent contract.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

If you want to learn more about these roles you can join one of our free online live events, during which you will hear from current Border Force staff about what the job is like, what opportunities and career prospects you will have and why the job matters. We will also talk about the recruitment and security vetting processes, and you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions from our friendly and experienced team members. 

The event will be on the 19th January 2023. Register by clicking on the time you want to attend on the Civil Service Jobs link. There’s no requirement to attend in order to apply.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Non judgemental, Adaptable

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-3) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-3) Essential

About the employer

The Home Office is here to make the UK safer. Border Force is a Law Enforcement arm of the Home Office with primary responsibility for UK Border Security, including counter terrorism, immigration and customs matters. We are responsible for handling the UK border control by implementing immigration and customs regulations and working with the wider Home Office on counter terrorism, organised crime, modern slavery and trafficking. Border Force has 6 operational regions in the UK: North, Central, Heathrow, South, South East and Europe. These regions have responsibility for securing the border 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at the UK’s 140 seaports, airports, 200+ general aviation ports, postal depots, inland border facilities and international rail network. This includes the Eurostar from Brussels and Paris to London St Pancras International, Seaports from Calais, Dunkerque to Dover and the Eurotunnel from Coquelles to Cheriton, where Border Force has juxtaposed controls.

Employer

Border Force HO Recruitment

Address

Home Office

Border Force

SW1P 4DF

Contact

Border Force HO Recruitment

borderforcehorecruitment.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk

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Training

Training provider

LIFETIME TRAINING GROUP LIMITED

Apprenticeship standard

Public service operational delivery officer

Level 3 (A level)


Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 03 Feb 2023