Flood Risk Management Apprentice

Barrack Street, Warwick, CV34 4TH
£7,771 - £14,469 per annum
19 May 2017
27 Jun 2017
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The Flood Risk Management Team work to reduce and mitigate flood risk to communities within Warwickshire through partnership working, and by adopting a prioritised, economic and environmentally sustainable approach. We use GIS data and historic flood reports to ensure that we keep the residents and businesses of the county safe from the effects of flooding.

The Role

37.0 Hours per Week

Fixed term contract for two years.

This Apprenticeship will start in September 2017

Apprenticeship Pay Scale from 1 April 2017:
Point 1 = £149.85 per week, £4.05 per hour, £7,813.61 per annum – initial salary for all new starters for the first 12 months of the apprenticeship. Progression of pay after 12 months are complete as follows:
Point 2 = £207.20 per week, £5.60 per hour, £10,804.00 per annum completed 12 months and aged 19 - 20
Point 3 = £260.85 per week, £7.05 per hour, £13,601.46 per annum completed 12 months and aged 21 – 24 (Fixed term salary point for higher Apprentices)
Point 4 = £277.50 per week, £7.50 per hour, £14,469.64 per annum – completed 12 months and aged 25+

This is a fantastic opportunity to begin your Civil Engineering career with a Top 100 Apprentice Employer! Working with the Flood Risk Management Team, you'll help the team to answer enquiries from Senior Officers, Elected Members, colleagues, partner organisations and the general public; you'll assist in updating and interrogating databases that are used by the team, such as the planning applications and consents database, and also coordinate the revision and updating of GIS data, producing site plans and mapping for team; and you'll accompany engineers and members of the FRM team on site visits across Warwickshire in a supporting role.

Through shadowing, learning, and ultimately taking part in the work of the FRM team, you will be able to apply your learning to the Level 3 Civil Engineering Apprenticeship that both we and your training provider, South and City College Birmingham, will support you to complete.

Warwickshire County Council provides a top class apprenticeship scheme – we are very proud to be one of the National Apprenticeships Service’s Top 100 Apprentice Employers, and we were nominated for Best Apprenticeship Scheme at the 2014 Training Journal Awards, the 2015 PPMA Excellence in People Management Awards, and the 2016 CIPD Awards.

You’ll be joining an organisation that supports not just Apprentices, but all of our staff, to be the best we can be and provide excellent services for the people of Warwickshire. As an Apprentice with us you’ll get real work experience, a dedicated work place mentor, and many training opportunities in order to give you all the skills and competencies required to be retained upon completion of the Apprenticeship.

Key Requirements

In order to apply for this apprenticeship, you will require:

  • A minimum of five GCSE's at grades A*C or equivalent, including English and Maths
  • Excellent IT skills and the ability to use Microsoft applications and databases
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • The ability to analyse and interpret factual information to solve straightforward problems
  • Selfmotivation and a willingness to learn new skills and gain further knowledge
  • Another important requirement is that you can travel to Warwick, where this job will be based. Travel to work is not something that we can support you with, so please consider how you will get to work each day before applying.
  • For a full list of key requirements for this vacancy, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification below. 

Additional Information & How to apply

For further information about the role please contact : Dan Nash - Apprenticeship Hub Manager, apprentice@warwickshire.gov.uk

Closing Date: 25 June 2017
Interview Date: 10th July 2017

Our method of application is online. If you are unable to apply using the 'Apply for this job' link please contact the Recruitment Centre.

You will be notified of our shortlisting decision via email,  so please check your email and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application. 

Telephone:01926 418125
Email: recruitment@warwickshire.gov.uk

Please note that all applications must be received on an application form. We do not accept CV's and do not keep CV's on file unless part of an application.

Additional Information:

Subject to satisfactory completion of preemployment checks. You must have completed/be about to complete full time education in order to apply. The Training Provider for this apprenticeship is South and City College, Birmingham. The delivery of the apprenticeship qualification will include day release at the SCCB campus in Birmingham during term time. Travel costs incurred from travelling to college will be reimbursed to you.

Please note: This apprenticeship is NOT open to applicants who already have a qualification at Level 3 or above in Civil Engineering and/or Technical Construction the undertaking of any apprenticeship must be considered as new learning for the individual. Applicants with qualifications in other subject areas, even at higher education/degree level, are eligible and welcome to apply. For any clarification required about this, please contact the Warwickshire Apprenticeship Hub on 01926 418040 or apprentice@warwickshire.gov.uk.

Applications for this vacancy must be submitted through an online application form, via the "Apply for job" tab below. CV's will not be counted as a valid method of application. Please ensure that you include in your application a supporting statement, detailing how you meet each of the essential criteria detailed in the Job Description and Person Specification attached below. Failure to do this may preclude us from offering you an interview.
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