Apprentice Regulatory Compliance Officer (Commercial Regulation - Trading Standards) Bedford Borough Council

An opportunity has arisen at Bedford Borough Council within Regulatory Services. This is an exciting and challenging post that will allow you to experience a range of regulatory functions whilst supporting the delivery of work associated with Trading Standards.

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

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Closing date: 29 May 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £22,369 - £24,054

  • Working week

    The role is a varied one which will involve working 9am-5pm hours, but include working outside of normal hours such as when undertaking UAS or test purchase operations, and as required to meet the needs of the service. Exact working days and hours TBC

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    11 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Through this role you will build a range of knowledge and skills, associated to Local Authority delivery of regulatory services and compliance activities
  • Learning and building knowledge while working alongside, experienced Trading Standards professionals, and associated regulatory enforcement officers
  • The service will also support you to complete the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education’s level 4 regulatory compliance officer apprenticeship

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

The level 4 Regulatory Compliance Officer Apprenticeship provides an access route to further Trading Standards professional qualifications, as well as other professional regulatory roles.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This is an 18 month contract, so no definite career progressions within the Borough, the RCO apprentice does provide a pathway to a number of professional qualifications which I believe include Trading Standards, Environmental Health and licensing?

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness, Ability to travel


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade C / Level 4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade Grade C / Level 4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade C / Level 4 or above) Essential
NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent related subjects (Grade Pass or better) Desired

Things to consider

You will be joining a friendly, supportive and professional team within a forward-thinking and innovative service.

About the employer

Bedford Borough Council is a unitary authority that provides a wide range of services to the local community.


Bedford Borough Council


Borough Hall

Cauldwell Street


MK42 9AP


Paul Brennan

01234 228896

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Regulatory compliance officer

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 29 May 2023