Environmental Health Apprentice Reigate and Banstead Borough Council

This is a unique opportunity to study for a degree while earning a salary and gaining practical skills working in an Environmental Health Team. You will study with the University of Middlesex on their Environmental Health (Apprenticeship) BSc (Honours) course commencing September 2020.

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Closing date: 01 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Working hours will vary dependent on University teaching programme but will be full time when not required to be at University i.e. non-taught days and academic holidays.

    Total hours per week: 36.0

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    13 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Whilst studying for your degree you will undertake work in the environmental Health team
  • You will assist officers with and progress to undertake independently, proactive inspections, compliance visits, investigations, surveys, sampling and interventions in commercial and domestic premises and the wider environment, as directed by other officers.
  • As your knowledge and competence develops you will take on a case load of reactive work, including responding to and investigating complaints, as well as proactive project work and educational activities where required
  • In all cases, responding within corporate timescales, keeping relevant parties informed and maintaining up to date case records

See below the Full Employment Pack for more information.


The training you will be getting

  • You will study with the University of Middlesex on their Environmental Health (Apprenticeship) BSc (Honours) course commencing September 2020
  • It will be a condition of any employment offer that you are accepted onto the degree programme by the University of Middlesex
  • Support will be provided to liaise with the University for the application

You can also find out more about the degree programme by visiting https://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/degree-apprenticeships/environmental-health-apprenticeship-bsc

More information about environmental health as a profession is available at https://www.cieh.org/what-is-environmental-health/

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Building on the taught knowledge of the degree, you will develop the practical skills of an Environmental Health Practitioner, while learning from and supporting experienced professionals
  • Upon successful completion of the 4-year degree programme, you would have the opportunity to gain professional status as an Environmental Health Practitioner

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

IT skills, Presentation skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Excellent communication skills, Collaborative approach, Influencing and assertiveness, Self motivated, Effective time management, Report writing


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Essential
A Level or equivalent Any subject (Grade C or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent Any subject (Grade C or Above) Essential
A Level or equivalent Science or technology-based subject (Grade C or above) Essential

Things to consider

Admission onto the apprenticeship degree programme is an integral part of this post, so qualifications must be suitable to gain admission to this programme of study. 90 UCAS points (typically at least grades CCC at A-Level or Level 3 equivalent) with a minimum of one science or technology-based subject.

About the employer

Local Government


Reigate and Banstead Borough Council


Earlswood Depot

Horley Road




Katie Jackson, Environmental Health Manager,


01737 276309

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Environmental health practitioner (integrated degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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