Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Practitioner Apprentice VOLKERLASER LTD

We are looking for an apprentice to join our team as Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Practitioner / Careers Enterprise Advisor. Your role will involve promoting the company vision as well as helping develop the ongoing strategy for corporate responsibility and sustainability.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary rises to £10 an hour in your second year (or the NMW for your age if you are 19 or over in your second year). There is an annual salary review

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday between 9.00am - 5.00pm. Some hours outside of this may be required for attending events, for which time will be given back.

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    10 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Day to day your role will involve:

  • Promote the company vision and encourage all employees to take an active role in sharing its values
  • Help develop the ongoing strategy for corporate responsibility and sustainability
  • Keep up to date with policy and legislation
  • Work closely with internal and external stakeholders
  • Visit sites and offices to identify where changes / improvements could be made
  • Report on activities for our internal Thrive portal
  • Help with social value activities
  • Build relationships with schools local to our offices to increase school engagement across the business
  • Aid in the communication of all CSR activities

We're looking for someone who can evidence the below:

  • Keen interest in the industry and developing your skills in a hands-on environment
  • Understand the importance of complying with site and company rules 
  • Ability to use initiative
  • A ‘can-do’ and proactive attitude
  • Good standard of English

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

  • You will be registered on a level 4 apprenticeship, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CR&S Practitioner)
  • Training will be with Cambridge Marketing College, delivered through online learning one day per week, fully supported by Volkerlaser

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • At VolkerWessels we look after our staff and nurture your ambitions
  • You are employed on a full contract of employment, not a fixed term that only covers your apprenticeship training
  • You will be given opportunities to develop professionally and personally throughout your time with us and many of our apprentices go on to study at degree level, all supported by our organisation

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Team working, Initiative, Positive attitude, Highly Motivated, Target driven, Interested in the subject


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 or above) Desired

Things to consider

Please make sure you tell us why you would like to work for Volker Laser and what interests you in working in the CSR role - remember, what you say in your application is the first impression we get. It will help us when we are considering who to interview so please give us lots of information about you!

About the employer

VolkerLaser is the UK's leading multi-functional contractor, our wide breadth of services include waterproofing, strengthening, repair services, expansion joint and bridge bearing replacement across the built environment. We are part of the VolkerWessels UK group, a multi-disciplinary construction and civil engineering group with a turnover of c£850 million and a work force in excess of 3,800. Take a look at some of the projects we are currently working on by visiting




The Lodge

Blackpole Road




Katie Peachey

07385 428472

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Apprenticeship standard

Corporate responsibility and sustainability practitioner

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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