Streetscene Apprentice (Working in our Neighbourhoods) - 8 positions

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 19/10/2018 12:00
£5/hour (£185/week)
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Various (Redcar and Cleveland Borough)
Closing date:
19 Oct
Further Information

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.

The Adults & Communities Directorate, consists of four strands, Adult Social Care, Community Development, Neighbourhoods and Public Health. Our aims are to continue to provide essential and highly valued services and to build capacity to enable local communities to make lasting change, improve quality of life, prosperity and the environment. As a directorate we lead on developing a culture of co-operation and co-production, respecting and nurturing the skills and talents of local people and enabling them to fulfil their potential.

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
• Communication
• 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 Phil Lee on 01642 776935.

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.

Any queries please contact Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council's Apprentice Team on 01642 444464.

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.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.