Apprentice Construction Design and Build Technician
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£9.62per hour, £18,562per year
Borough of Stockton on Tees
TO START SEPTEMBER 2021
We are looking for motivated, enthusiastic people to join us on an apprenticeship programme. If you're looking for the opportunity to make a real difference and follow a stimulating and rewarding career, we would welcome an application from you to come and work with us as an Apprentice Construction Design and Build Technician (Disabled Facilities Grant Technical Officer).
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council prides itself on being a great place to work where staff are trusted, valued and supported to make a positive contribution at work. We truly value our Apprentices. We recognise that Apprenticeships help us identify new talent, build new skills in our workforce, increase diversity in the workplace and help us to deliver our ambitious plans.
JOB DESCRIPTION: Working within the Housing Regeneration and Investment Team you will work towards understanding the service and ultimately help with the effective delivery of home adaptations (funded through Disabled Facilities Grants) to residents in their homes.
As an apprentice you will work towards possessing sound technical knowledge and a knowledge of relevant legislation including (but not limited to) the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996. In addition to this you will work towards understanding compliance with appropriate CDM and Health and Safety legislation including the Council’s internal Asbestos Management arrangements ensuring compliance. You will be supported by the Team Leader and the DFG Technical Officers.
The role will provide knowledge of contract administration and contract management, visiting properties, CAD drawings to name a few, to provide much needed adaptations to residents homes to ensure they can remain at home or aid discharge from hospital.
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS: All candidates are required to meet the essential requirements set out below. Please address in your application how you meet the following:
• Minimum 5 GCSEs Grade C/4 or above or equivalent Level 2 qualifications (must include English & Maths)
• Related BTEC qualification at Level 3 or 2 x relevant STEM A-Levels
• Excellent IT Skills including ability to use Microsoft Office e.g. Word and Excel.
• Good Communication and Interpersonal skills
• Be articulate and able to converse confidently in a pleasant and professional manner.
• Ability to work in an organised and methodical way to analyse and solve problems
• Numerate and have the ability to copy/transfer information accurately.
APPRENTICESHIP QUALIFICATION: You will be given appropriate paid time off work, to attend College and work towards completion of Level 4 in Construction Design and Build Technician. PLEASE NOTE: You must not hold an existing qualification at the same or higher level as this apprenticeship in the same or similar subject.
APPRENTICESHIP BENEFITS: We offer an excellent benefits package for apprentices. You will be given a fixed term contract allowing you sufficient time to complete your apprenticeship qualification (see below), with the potential to secure a longer-term position to grow within the organisation. We will provide you with a dedicated Mentor to support you during your apprenticeship and you will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement as well as access to a number of additional employee benefits and additional learning and development opportunities.
APPRENTICESHIP DURATION: 36 MONTHS
SALARY: £9.62per hour, £18,562per year
HOW TO APPLY: Please ensure you refer to the information included in the Advert, Job Description and Person Specification when completing your online application form. Additional information about current apprenticeship opportunities with Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council can be found on our website: www.stockton.gov.uk/apprenticeships.
If you would like an informal discussion about the apprenticeship opportunity, please contact Sam Dixon, Housing Regeneration & Investment Manager on 01642 526686 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org