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L6 Civil Engineering Apprentice

Employer
City of Wolverhampton Council
Location
Wolverhampton
Salary
£23,175 - £26,485
Closing date
13 Jun 2024
Reference
WLV/TP/9759/471

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Sector
Local Councils
Job Type
Apprenticeship
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
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Hours
Full-Time

Job Details

Level 6 Civil Engineering Apprentice x4 

Salary - Year 1 £23,175 Year 2 £24,278, Years 3, 4 & 5 £ £26,485

Hours - 37 Hours per week

Contract Type -  Fixed term contract: 66 months, full time

We have a new and exciting opportunity withing the Black Country Transport Team for 4 Civil Engineering apprentices. This is an excellent position for someone who has an interest in civil engineering and would like to pursue a career within this specialism. Upon completion of the apprenticeship, the qualifications received will be a BEng (Hons) Civil and Transportation Engineering.

Further information on the apprenticeship can be found in the link(s) below:

Civil engineer (degree) / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

Civil and Transportation Engineering Degree Apprenticeship - University of Wolverhampton (wlv.ac.uk)

About the Team:

The role will also include working with Black Country Transport partners of Wolverhampton, Dudley, Sandwell and Walsall Councils assisting with the development and delivery of Black Country Transport Projects.

Entry Requirements:

Please note the qualification criteria for the Civil Engineering academic programme is set by the University for entry onto the apprenticeship and the City of Wolverhampton Council will be liaising with University of Wolverhampton prior to ensure candidates have met the entry criteria prior to any conditional offer of employment.

Essential 

For this apprenticeship programme we require applicants to have achieved one of the following admissions conditions which must include the following subject areas of Mathematics and Physical Science.

  • A Levels - grades CCC or above
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma grades MMM in a subject relevant to Civil Engineering or Construction/Built Environment Engineering and must include mathematics modules.
  • GCSE passes at Grade 4 or above in English
  • GCSE passes at Grade 4 or above in Maths
  • Obtaining the post will be dependent on firstly successfully completing an interview process with the Council and then being accepted by the University to study for BEng (Hons) Civil and Transportation Engineering.

Important information for candidates 

  • All applications should include relevant grades in relation to the eligibility criteria within their application and documentation will be required to evidence this. We will be unable to consider any applications which do not include this. Please note if you are a candidate who is currently in their last year of studying, evidence of predicted grades will be required at application stage.
  • Your application should also include information on why you want to train within the relating sector and current knowledge of the sector.

Interviews will be held from 09/07/2024 to 10/07/2024, with a start date of employment late August, early September 2024.

If you would like to discuss this further or require more information about the role then please Email: arun.bhatti@blackcountrytransport.org.uk or OD.Team@wolverhampton.gov.uk

Our working arrangements

All council roles are allocated to either a fixed, field or flexible work style. Some roles are agile which enable and empowers employees to maximise their performance and productivity, whilst maintaining a healthy work life balance.  Roles with a fixed workstyle work in a fixed permanent council location.  Roles with a field workstyle are usually allocation where employees are required to be out working in the community with a minimum requirement for 'touch down' space at any council location.  Roles with a flexible workstyle have a flexible base location to meet the needs of the business and employees can work from a mixture of home or any council office, partner/client, or external location, as required to meet service requirements.

Please refer to the Job Description for further information on the workstyle assigned to the role you are applying for.

For more information about working for our organisation including the culture of the Council, the Council plan and vision, staff equality forums, core HR policies and much more please click here.

Diversity 

We are committed to building a workforce that is reflective of the diverse community we serve. We want to attract the best applications from people of all backgrounds and underrepresented groups because we strongly believe in adding value through diversity, inclusion, and equality. Our employees enable us to deliver services that are accessible, inclusive, and reflective of Wolverhampton residents. 

Our status as a Disability Confident Employer showcases our commitment to people with disabilities or health conditions, advocating for their opportunities and potential. We've received the Stonewall Silver Award, emphasising our dedication to the LGBT+ community by nurturing an inspiring, inclusive, and equal workplace. As of March 2023, the RACE Code Quality Mark signifies our active engagement with racial equality. These recognitions validate our continuous efforts towards fostering an inclusive work environment that respects and values our diverse employees. 

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, a Gold Award Armed Forces employer and our commitment to supporting care leavers - we offer a guaranteed interview as long as your application meets the essential criteria for the post. 

We encourage, inspire and value an inclusive culture here at the council where employees can flourish, thrive and be themselves. We have four staff equality forums for employees to join. These help to ensure our employees have a voice, they feel empowered to speak up and where everyone is treated with respect - Learn more about the staff equality forums here

Recruitment of Ex-Offenders 

We are committed to the fair treatment of all our employees, potential employees, or users of our service regardless of offending background. The Council uses the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for any vacancies that require a DBS check to obtain information about applicants to assess their suitability for employment in positions of trust. We do not discriminate unfairly against any individual on the basis of a conviction or any other information revealed as a result of a DBS disclosure - Learn more here

Employment Information & Support 

If you are considering applying for an apprenticeship or a role where the salary is (Grade 2-5), and would like to visit us to learn about the application, interview process and what it is like to work for the council, please click on this link to find out more - Learn more here


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Attached documents
Level 6 Civil Engineering Apprentice Role Profile.pdf

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City of Wolverhampton

There’s never been a better time to join the award winning City of Wolverhampton Council to further your career. We are a progressive and future facing organisation, and passionate about making our city better for all who live, work and travel here.

We are an ambitious organisation focused on delivering the best services for people in Wolverhampton; working for us gives you the opportunity to make a difference to their lives.

Our continual drive for improvement led to us winning APSE Overall Council of the Year Service Delivery Award, also achieving Annual Service Award Finalists for our services in Waste and Recycling; Public Protection; Best Housing Regeneration and Homelessness multi-agency work, showing that the City of Wolverhampton Council is truly an organisation striving for daily excellence in all we do.

Equal Opportunities

The City of Wolverhampton Council employs over 5,000 people in more than 600 different trades and professions. We are committed to representing Wolverhampton’s diverse community and therefore strongly encourage applications from all applicants meeting the essential criteria.  The council operate a guaranteed interview policy for veterans who have served in the military, those who have previously been under our care and are under the age of 25 and disabled candidates, where it is evidenced that the essential criteria of the post is met.

A Great City to Live and Work

The city has seen rapid developments with major projects like the i54, Way Youth Zone and i10 and more exciting developments are planned for the westside of the city. The leisure-led mixed user scheme includes a multi-screen cinema, restaurants, bars, hotel, multi-storey car park and apartments, all accessible by foot from our city centre.

We benefit from being in a prime location, with excellent transport links at the heart of the UK’s high speed rail and motorway networks, making us an employer of choice for people across the West Midlands.

Wolverhampton is rated as one of the top cities in the UK for families. Almost 90 per cent of the city’s primary and secondary schools are rated as ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. The City also offers a wide range of family friendly facilities with stunning parks and green spaces and top entertainment attractions such as Wolverhampton Art Gallery, the Civic and Wulfrun Halls and the Grand Theatre all of which attract top acts such as Jimmy Carr, Gary Barlow, World Darts Competition, upcoming bands and West End productions.

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Why Work for City of Wolverhampton Council?

We invest heavily in skills and training for our employees; you will develop and grow with us through your time, benefiting from regular professional development conversations, and varied training opportunities.

We offer a wide range of benefits including competitive salaries that progress within different grades for the variety of jobs on offer. The majority of our positions offer a generous annual leave entitlement of 25 days - this increases with length of service. There is also an added option to buy up to 10 days additional leave in each leave year. New entrants also benefit from 8 days bank holiday entitlement (basic leave entitlement of 33 days).

The council offers an excellent Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) with employee and employer contributions based on salary grades and other benefits including:

  • Index linked pension
  • Option to convert your pension for tax-free cash when you retire
  • Retirement on the grounds of ill-health at any age.

The council also offers a wide range of flexible working options to fit in around your commitments including:

  • Flexi-time
  • Reduced hours working
  • Job share
  • Homeworking
  • Term time only

Other rewards

  • Discounted city parking at a number of sites with reduced charges for blue badge holders
  • Annual Travel Card Scheme
  • Salary Sacrifice scheme for cars - with a wide range of ‘green’ vehicles, cycles and associated equipment, personal IT equipment and smartphones
  • Retail, leisure, legal and ethical savings and loans through our competitive rewards portal

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Wolverhampton
West Midlands
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