Neighbourhood Apprentice (Streetscene)
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Various locations across Redcar & Cleveland Borough
This is Redcar and Cleveland. We are an ambitious council keen to build on our strong track record of innovation and partnership working, ensuring that we create a flourishing future for the borough and all of its residents. Key to this is a committed workforce who always gives their best. Offering a fast paced, progressive working environment, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council is a great career move.
Redcar and Cleveland is an area of great contrasts with world class industries, market towns, visitor destinations, beautiful coastline and stunning countryside. The Council continues to invest in the area to create opportunities for investment and growth. Key to this work is the Growth, Enterprise and Environment directorate which leads on our efforts to build upon successful investment and develop an exciting growth programme that will bring long-term improvements to the local economy and environment, create jobs and build vibrant communities.
Are you looking for an opportunity to gain a qualification in Local Environmental Services, Level 2 whilst gaining valuable work experience? Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council has an exciting new opportunity within the Neighbourhoods Section.
The team are responsible for:
• Cleaning and maintaining the external environment of the councils leisure & community heart
• Cleaning and maintaining the foreshore attractions throughout the borough
• Cleaning and maintaining the main arterial routes in to the borough
• Operate hand grass cutting/street cleaning equipment
• Manual operations in grounds maintenance/street cleaning/beach maintenance/fly tipping removal
• Assist in household waste collection – (when required)
• Application of chemicals for weed treatment & graffiti removal (subject to further training & qualification)
• Assisting in community events
You will gain valuable work experience supporting the team and will cover a whole variety of subjects such as:
• Working in a team
• Dealing with routine waste
• Health & Safety
• Open space maintenance of land including street cleaning
• Using power tools and hand held tools and equipment
• Preparing the ground for seeding/planting
• Preparing/Establishing plants or seeds in soil.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, hard-working, positive individual who is self-motivated and able to work using their own initiative as well as being a team player. The successful candidate will be committed to providing an excellent service and be willing to learn and develop their knowledge.
As an apprentice you will be eligible to apply for Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council’s internal job vacancies as and when they arise within the Council.
Please see attached job description and person specification for further detailed information.
For an informal discussion, please contact Billy Kemp on 07766205361.
Apprenticeship opportunities are open to anyone over the age of 16 years old with no upper age limit. You will need a commitment to attend training to attain the appropriate level of functional skills (Maths, English and ICT) if these have not already been achieved.
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council recognises the value apprenticeships can bring to the local community, boosting skills and employment prospects. We employ Apprentices as a key part of our own workforce offering a high quality pathway to a variety of successful careers and gaining recognised qualifications to ensure the Council are meeting its current and future skills needs.
Join us for invaluable hands-on work experience, a qualification all whilst earning a highly competitive salary and receiving excellent terms and conditions of employment.
The council is an accredited Investors in People employer at gold level and holds ambassador status for the North East Better Health at Work Award.
We offer very attractive terms and conditions of employment, including generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working hours (where appropriate), membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and access to numerous other salary sacrifice schemes and staff benefits/discounts, including a lease car scheme.