Workshop Technician Apprentice

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
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Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 10/07/2022 23:59
£4.81 per hour
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Employment Location:
Blyth, Hexham and Alnwick
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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.

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

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

The Service

Fleet Transport operates throughout Northumberland and is responsible for the maintenance and roadworthiness of the fleet of vehicles and equipment operated across Northumberland. The successful apprentice will work alongside experienced staff undertaking a range of scheduled maintenance/reactive maintenance and repairs

The role

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Fleet Transport Workshop for an apprentice. Although applicants do not need to have any prior experience, they must be willing to undertake duties to gain experience in vehicle and equipment maintenance supported with offsite training.

Working within a Fleet Workshop in an active Roles in Fleet Maintenance 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. Highways Maintenance operates strictly within the requirements of health and safety legislation

This opportunity provides experience to work whilst you learn and develop key skills that will be valuable throughout your career. Your responsibilities as an Apprentice include:

Assist with the preparation of types of vehicles and equipment up to DVSA MOT standard

Assist with the diagnosis of faults on various types of vehicles and equipment

Over time gain the ability to carry out scheduled servicing, maintenance and fault finding

Be responsible for onsite Health and Safety at all times

Although applicants do not need to have any prior experience, they must be willing to undertake duties and training to gain experience in Heavy vehicle service and maintenance technician Apprenticeship, 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 delivered to gain a: Heavy vehicle service and maintenance technician Apprenticeship.
- Apprenticeship wage, rising to national minimum wage after 365 days.
- Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
- A wide range of staff benefits
- A year’s free membership to the Totum Student Discount Card
- IT equipment to support your learning (if required)

What you need:
- GCSE Maths and English Grade 4/C or above (or predicted) or Level 2 Functional skills.
- Dedication and commitment to complete your apprenticeship over 18 months.

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.

Northumberland County Councils vision: “One Council that works for everyone”

What are Northumberland County Council’s values:
- Residents first
- Excellence and Quality
- Respect
- Keeping our communities safe and well

Please note that successful applicants must be able to attend an interview/assessment centre In July 2022. This role will start in early September 2022.

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

We welcome applications from looked after children or care leavers, subject to meeting the minimum criteria for the job as defined in the job description, we will offer individuals an interview. Please indicate this via the supporting statement.

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.