Apprentice Opportunities (up to 18 month temporary contracts)

Stroud District Council · Competitive · Ebley
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In November 2020 at the Gloucestershire Live Apprenticeship Awards we won Employer of the Year Award for our outstanding Apprenticeship scheme for developing young people for the future. We now have the following Apprentice opportunities available where you will learn on the job training and attend College to undertake an appropriate course of study.

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These are training role where you will be supported throughout your apprenticeship from your line manager, team members, Apprenticeship co-ordinator, Assessor, SGS College, Apprenticeship Ambassador and will be a part of a wider Apprentice group within the council. No previous experience is essential however, you will have a strong interest in the sector.

ICT SERVICE DESK APPRENTICE - 18,198 per annum (NVQ Level 3)

The ICT department at SDC is split into three different teams:

Service Desk Support

Application Support

Infrastructure Support

As an apprentice you will support the Service Desk team in delivering essential projects such as laptop builds and assist with the Councils modernisation programme. You will also provide support to staff within the organisation with troubleshooting IT related issues. The role will be very varied and we will support you in gaining an Information Communications Technician NVQ Level 3 through SGS College, Stroud.

ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN APPRENTICE - 18,198 (NVQ Level 3)

The Finance team provide financial support and advice to all service areas within the Council including elected members and outside bodies. This encompasses budget setting, budget monitoring, preparation of accounts, treasury, government returns, audit and payroll to name a few but this list is not exhaustive.

The role will be very varied and will support you in gaining an Accounting Technician qualification NVQ Level 3 through SGS College, Stroud. This will include working with the budget team, treasury and internal Audit to cover issues of vat, reconciliations, customer and debtor records, coding of projects, data protection, and communication with other services

You will work as part of the finance team and use a wide range of relevant office and accounting software including our bespoke finance system Unit 4. The role will help you understand and uphold basic ethical standards for an Accountant and learn about Local Government Finance. You will be required to attend college for approximately 1 day a week (this may be virtually during this time).

PLUMBING AND HEATING TECHNICIAN - 18,198 per annum (NVQ Level 3)

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Property Care team for a Level 3 Plumbing & Heating Apprentice Technician. The Property Care team is responsible for dealing with responsive repairs, minor repairs that need to be dealt with quickly to keep properties in reasonable order and to Decent homes standard.

The Plumbing and Heating Apprentice Technician will gain plumbing and heating Apprenticeship Level 3 qualification through SGS College. This includes install, service, commission and maintain all aspects of plumbing and heating systems. Plumbing and domestic heating technicians will be required to work inside or outside a property. Customer service skills and being tidy and respectful are important qualities as work will be carried out in customers homes.

You will be working as part of the property care team, in which you will have responsibility for some of the basic plumbing tasks. You will be required to attend college.

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE APPRENTICE - 12,444 per annum (NVQ Level 2)

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Property Care team for a Level 2 Property Maintenance Apprentice. The Property Care team is responsible for dealing with responsive repairs, minor repairs that need to be dealt with quickly to keep properties in reasonable order and to Decent homes standard.

The Property Maintenance Operative will gain Property Maintenance Apprenticeship Level 2 qualification through SGS College. This includes understanding the mechanism of buildings including electrical, plumbing, safety systems and equipment. Customer service skills and being tidy and respectful are important qualities as work will be carried out in customers homes.

You will be working as part of the property care team; in which you will have responsibility for some of the basic maintenance tasks. You will be required to attend college.

Benefits for working for us

Commitment to work life balance with flexible working hours

A work environment steeped in history and a scenic location

Exceptional pension scheme 18% Employer contribution

Cycle scheme

22 days holiday per year, pro rata rising to 25 days after 5 years service + bank holidays + Christmas and New Year shutdown

Employee discount scheme

Up to 3 days per year Volunteering days

Learning and development opportunities

If you are travelling outside of the Stroud District, we will support you in applying for:

Thinksmart - Apprentice travel scheme - Gloucestershire County Council

Helping young people into employment and supporting economic growth in Gloucestershire. Who is eligible? If you are a resident of Gloucestershire employed in a Gloucestershire apprenticeship and are aged 16-24, you may be entitled to a free Thinksmart bus pass for journeys to and from your placement.

Please note we do not accept CVs.

To find out more about these fantastic opportunities why not come along to our Open Evening where you can meet the team and representatives from SGS College for an informal chat about the apprenticeships available. This will take place on Tuesday 5th October 4.30 pm - 6.30 pm in 30-minute slots at Ebley Mill.

These are training role where you will be supported throughout your apprenticeship from your line manager, team members, Apprenticeship co-ordinator, Assessor, SGS College, Apprenticeship Ambassador and will be a part of a wider Apprentice group within the council. No previous experience is essential however, you will have a strong interest in the sector.

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