Technical Assistant - ( Apprentice Investigator)

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Birmingham City Centre
£18,562 - £20,493
04 May 2021
17 May 2021
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An exciting opportunity to be part of a National enforcement agency has arisen within Birmingham City Councils Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT). As part of the councils Trading Standard Dept, the IMLT investigates illegal money lenders (Loan Sharks). 

Based in Birmingham, the team works across the UK investigating and prosecuting Illegal Money Lenders.  The teamwork closely with other Local Authorities, Partner Agencies and National Police forces.

The IMLT have two enforcement teams made up of specialist investigator's.  The post of Technical Assistant will sit within each of these enforcement teams.  The Technical Assistant, which is a newly created role, will work closely with the enforcement teams, provide relevant support where required to the investigators, and be involved in the criminal investigations within the IMLT.   

Working alongside trained investigator's the Technical Assistant will be supervised/mentored and will experience many front-facing enforcement situations as part of the teams' criminal investigations.

This will provide the successful candidate with a unique opportunity to experience and gain invaluable skillsets within the enforcement environment and, as such, will be expected to complete an apprenticeship programme with end assessment.

Due to the nature of this role, working outside of regular hours and travel across the UK will be required.  With a positive, can-do approach, a team player with good communication and interpersonal skills is essential to work within such a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

A full driving licence is required.


For any informal enquiries please contact:

Dave Benbow, Operations Manager on 07557203257 or via email:


We welcome applications from people with caring responsibilities and flexible working options will be considered.

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be undertaken

Right to work in the UK documentation will be fully checked for all applicants.  All non-UK applicants (excluding Ireland) may require a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must have an approved visa from the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) before any employment offer can be confirmed. Unless they are an EEA or Swiss citizen or their family members, already living in the UK by 31 December 2020, then they will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) instead.


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