Stores Support Operative Apprenticeship

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 10/07/2022 23:59
£4.81 per hour
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Cowley Road Depot, Blyth
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Number of posts:
Closing date:
10 Jul
Further Information

Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across one of the largest counties in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents means we have to work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate.

To apply: please complete the Application Form found in the supporting documents or by clicking on this link and completing online- https://nland.uk/ApprenticeshipApplyNow

For further information about working for Northumberland County Council, please click here: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/working

The Service

The Housing & Public Protection Team operates throughout Northumberland and is responsible for maintaining council housing stock. The successful apprentice will work alongside experienced staff undertaking a range of repair and maintenance activities.

The role

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Local Services Team for a Stores Support Operative Apprentice. Although applicants do not need to have any prior experience, they must be willing to undertake duties to gain experience and knowledge in basic carpentry, electrical, plumbing and decorating, supported with offsite training. Roles in Stores Support work are physical in nature, and may involve lifting and moving of equipment, working at heights and working in confined spaces. The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post. Stores Support roles operate strictly within the requirements of health and safety legislation.

Although applicants do not need to have any prior experience, they must be willing to undertake duties and training to gain experience in level 2 in Supply chain warehouse operative.

Apprenticeship wages, all responsibilities will be supported with offsite apprenticeship training.

Our Apprenticeships are structured training programmes which give you the opportunity to gain on the job experience whilst working towards a recognised apprenticeship standard. They help you gain the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in your chosen industry. Getting into employment earlier means there's lots of potential for you to progress in your career quickly.

More information can be found in the attached job description and person specification.

We are offering:
- Opportunity to progress into a permanent role
- 25 Days annual leave, including bank holidays
- Access to high quality training delivery by Education Partnership North East training to gain a level 2 in Supply chain warehouse operative
- Apprenticeship wages
- Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
- A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision
- A year’s free membership to the Totum Student Discount Card
- IT equipment to support your learning (if required)

Essential requirements:
- GCSE Maths and English (Grade 4/c or equivalent)
- Must be willing to attend off site apprenticeship training with Education Partnership North East training

How do I apply?
Please complete the application form by following this link - https://nland.uk/ApprenticeshipApplyNow

Outline how you match the requirements of this role based on the information included with the Job Description.

Complete and return your completed application form to: hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk

ALL POSTS CLOSE: midnight Sunday 10th July 2022.

Due to the nature of this role shortlisted individuals will need to complete a colour vision assessment.

For further information about this vacancy, please contact keith.miller@northumberland.gov.uk or apprenticeshipenquiries@northumberland.gov.uk for an informal discussion.

For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please click here.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applications who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme please email hrrecruitnent@northumberland.gov.uk with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored in the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview please also let the team know.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.