Stafford Borough & Cannock Chase District Councils

Graduate Apprentice – Environmental Health Practitioner

Cannock, Staffordshire
Grade D: £19,698 - £21,748 per annum
09 Jul 2021
23 Jul 2021
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Graduate Apprentice – Environmental Health Practitioner  


Grade D: £19,698 - £21,748 per annum

Post Number: CE280 - 37 Hours per week

Fixed-Term up to 4 years from appointment


Location: Cannock


Benefits to you:

  • Achieve a BSc in Environmental Health whilst you earn
  • Casual Car User Allowance
  • Flexitime Scheme
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Discounted Council Leisure Centre Membership
  • 22 days holiday increasing to 25 days after 5 years continuous service
  • Cycle Scheme
  • Free Car Parking


A career in Environmental Health has never been so rewarding.  Whether you’re checking food is safe to eat, that houses are fit to live in, controlling noise and pollution, preventing the spread of disease, ensuring workplaces are safe, tackling enviro-crime or protecting the welfare of animals, every day brings new challenges.

You can make a difference too.  We have an incredible opportunity for someone to join our team whilst they study at university to become a qualified Environmental Health Practitioner (EHP).  You’ll be paid a salary and have the unique opportunity to gain valuable practical experience under the guidance of our team of EHPs.  You’ll need to be an exceptional and highly motivated individual, and passionate about protecting public health and the environment.

For the duration of the Apprenticeship you’ll spend one day each week at the University of Wolverhampton studying for the BSc (Hons) Environmental Health.  The other four days will be spent working in one of our teams dealing with food safety and integrity, occupational health and safety, environmental protection and sustainability, housing and communities, public health and wellbeing, licensing and animal welfare.  You can learn more about the apprenticeship scheme here.

For this role you must:

  • Satisfy the entry requirements for the CIEH accredited University of Wolverhampton BSc (Hons) Environmental Health course
  • Work well on your own and in a team to achieve goals
  • Have good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Be able to organise and prioritise to meet deadlines
  • Be able to develop good working relationships
  • Have strong ICT skills
  • Be confident when engaging with others


If you want to kick start your career in Environmental Health and be part of our team please contact David Prosser-Davies ( or Lindsey Ellison ( for an informal discussion.

To apply for this vacancy online please go to

Alternatively please telephone 01543 462621 or write to HR Services, Cannock Chase Council, Civic Centre, Beecroft Road, Cannock, Staffordshire, WS11 1BG or e-mail quoting post number CE280.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Friday 23rd July 2021.



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