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3115 Environmental Services Apprentice

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 07/06/2017 23:59
£3.50 per hour
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Any location in North Tyneside

Job details 

Closing date:
7 Jun

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Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

The job purpose is to ensure attractive neighbourhoods in all parts of the borough.

You will need to be flexible in your approach to work, have excellent communication skills, be enthusiastic and have the ability to work as part of a team. The apprenticeship will involve working outdoors in all weathers.

You will receive training in:


• Graffiti removal / fly posting removal/ assist in EPA enforcement action/ weed removal
• Sweep highways / Pathways / Hard surfaces / Bus shelters / Steps
• Report and clearance of spillages and removal of drug related litter and dead animals
• Empty / sitting of dog/grit/litter bins. Use of auxiliary equipment for the purpose designed to assist in cleansing procedures e.g. wander hose / lance / power hose etc.
• To assist in winter maintenance operations – grit bins, clearing pathways
• General driving duties including routine vehicle maintenance and vehicle cleaning
• Street inspections including reporting defects relating to highway and streets, footpaths
• Removal of domestic, bulky, commercial and recycling material and report operational issues

Grounds Maintenance
• Assist in assemble / dismantle sports and play equipment
• Assist in setting out and marking of areas / over marking of existing play / sports areas
• Assisting with soft and hard landscaping and assisting with planting of trees, shrubs and other plant material. Also seeding of grass areas.
• Sweeping, rubbish removal, clearing of leaves
• Use of power tools as directed i.e. strimmers and blowers
• Mowing as directed using pedestrian and ride-on controlled machine

Other Duties
• Contract monitoring
• Deal with customer requests for service enquiries/complaints
• Liaise with customer/service users relating to the special collection service
• Identify and report anti social behaviour through team leader/line manager

For an informal discussion about the post, you can contact Wayne Young on (0191) 643 7275.

This post is fixed-term for 18 months.

North Tyneside Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

In addition, staff and volunteers are expected to familiarise themselves with all relevant policies, procedures and guidance in relation to safeguarding children and safe practice with vulnerable adults. Within North Tyneside, safeguarding is everybody’s business.

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