Safety, Health and Environment Technician Apprentice


London, SE1 9EQ

Closes tomorrow (Friday 19 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 18 June 2024


Passionate about safety and need a way in? Port Skills and Safety has a brand new and varied role supporting our Health, Safety and Culture Lead. You'll work collaboratively with ports across the UK to create safety guidance for the port industry. This is a fantastic and friendly industry to work in with great training and prospects.

Annual wage
£21,000 a year

Minimum wage rates (opens in new tab)

The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Safety, health and environment technician (level 3)
Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 17:00. This role could be hybrid and will be discussed at interview stage. Some travel will be required to visit ports and attend conferences, meetings or additional training. Overnight stays may be required on occasion.

35 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 9 September


2 Years

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

  • Upon successful completion, you will achieve the Safety, Health and Environment Technician level 3 apprenticeship certification.
  • In addition to the apprenticeship certification, you will achieve the IOSH Accident Investigation accreditation.
  • The apprenticeship is a mix of on-the-job training and off-the-job training. You will be given one-day per week, allocated by PSS, for your off-the-job training to work toward your apprenticeship.
  • On-the-job training (in the workplace) will be led by the PSS Health, Safety and Culture Lead. This is your day-to-day role and will include the duties provided above.
  • Off-the-job training will take place on your allocated day each week and will be led by the training provider/college. Scheduled live workshops will take place every three-weeks and you will join remotely. Meetings with a coach will be scheduled into your apprenticeship programme. Additional meetings to support you in your learning can be arranged as required. You will have quarterly reviews with the PSS Health, Safety and Culture Lead alongside your coach from the training provider/college.
  • You will have a workplace mentor at PSS who will meet regularly with you throughout your apprenticeship.

Where you’ll work

Ground Floor

30 Park Street




An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Safety, health and environment technician (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents
  • Present and hold an audiences attention, for example when delivering SHE training, toolbox talks, inductions or presenting data or investigation findings to the workforce or management team. Show they can sell the SHE message, have personal impact, deal with challenge, reflect on personal performance, use appropriate language for the audience
  • Assist the management team in the development, management, implementation and monitoring of the Safety, Health and Environmental Management System by updating systems in line with changes in legislation or best practice, delivering training, coaching operational teams and undertaking workplace inspections
  • Provide advice on the practical implementation of the companys SHE policies and processes applying generic industry guidance into the context of the workplace
  • Identify the hazards and evaluate: workplace instructions that are relevant to the individual’s job; working practices in the individual’s job that may harm themselves or others’; aspects of the individual’s job that could harm themselves or others; which of the potentially harmful working practices and aspects of the individual’s work present the highest risks to themselves or others; how to deal with hazards in accordance with workplace instructions and legal requirements
  • Support the practical application of the workplace instructions and suppliers or manufacturers instructions for the safe use of equipment, materials and products
  • Support and assist in the implementation of SHE inspections and monitoring systems demonstrating the balance between enforcement and internal support
  • Undertake and/or assist with the monitoring, analysis of and reporting of SHE performance
  • Prepare and maintain records relating to safety, health and environmental matters that comply with legal and workplace requirements and are accessible to those who are authorised to use them. E.g. records associated with Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations, Lifting Operation and Lifting Equipment Regulations, Noise at Work Regulations, Hand Arm Vibration Regulations or Environmental Permitting Regulations
  • Assist the management team in establishing, managing and maintaining relationships with external stakeholders such as local authorities, Health and Safety Executive, Environment Agency, Occupational Health, Occupational Hygienists and others as required and directed
  • Research Safety, Health and Environmental Issues and best practices. Review updates of health and safety regulations e.g. changes to Construction, Design and Management Regulations or updates to the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health along with workplace instructions, making sure that information is from reliable sources
  • Assist and/or manage the investigation of accidents, incidents, dangerous occurrences, near misses and other incidents as directed
  • Recognise where decisions have a financial cost and assisting to develop a budget
  • Recognise situations where the activity will benefit from contributions and expertise of other internal departments such as HR, Finance, IT or Occupational Health
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade 9-4/A*-C)
    • Mathematics (grade 9-4/A*-C)
    • Science (grade 9-4/A*-C)
    • two additional subjects (grade 9-4/A*-C)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


    • Communication skills
    • IT skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Administrative skills
    • Team working
    • Initiative
    • Flexibility

    Other requirements

    Some travel will be required to visit ports and to attend any conferences, meetings or training required for the role. This would usually be by rail or air. Overnight stays may be required on some occasions. Business expenses will be reimbursed. Applications may close sooner than 19 July if a suitable applicant applies and is offered the role.

    About this company

    Port Skills and Safety Ltd is the professional safety and skills membership organisation for ports. We work in collaboration with our members to promote best practice and innovation, develop guidance and services to drive continuous improvement in safety and ensure a highly skilled workforce. PSS’s vision is to drive the ports sector to become one of the safest places to work, with opportunities for individual growth and collective success. PSS aims to drive positive change in skills and safety across the entire port sector. (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    • It is intended that the apprentice will have full-time employment with PSS upon successful completion of the apprenticeship. However, this does depend upon the business being able to support it at that time.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Angela Ward

    020 7260 1790

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000256379.

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    Closes tomorrow (Friday 19 July at 11:59pm)

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