This is an opportunity to start your career in public protection with a successful shared service.
PPP (Public Protection Partnership) are looking to expand their team and recruit new Apprenticeship Officers to work out and about in the community. The apprenticeship scheme provides opportunities to work through a range of grades, with the support of your mentor, in a relatively short space of time.
Our trainee scheme will mean that, not only will you earn while you learn, you will have an opportunity to gather a wide range of experience by joining a team that works over more than one authority and delivers a very broad range of services.
The Public Protection Partnership (PPP) is a shared service working on behalf of both Bracknell Forest and West Berkshire Council and we have contracts with neighboring and other public sector authorities too.
The work the team does includes environmental protection, air quality, fair trading, legal services, food safety, animal health, housing standards, taxi and alcohol licensing, and much more. We also share services with Wokingham Borough Council to deliver trading standards and other specialist services in the Borough.
The traineeship will provide a unique opportunity to learn about and work with officers across these wide ranging areas.
We are looking to recruit trainees to undertake a Level 4 apprenticeship and start you on a pathway to becoming an officer in one of the specialisms in this very interesting area of work. The apprenticeship scheme provides opportunities to work through a range of grades, with the support of your mentor, in a relatively short space of time.
Starting on a salary of £18, 800 the apprenticeship scheme provides opportunities to work through a range of grades, with the support of your mentor and could see you earning up to £22, 500 within 6 months. Once the apprenticeship is completed there will be opportunities to undertake further professional qualifications. Ultimately you could go on to specialise and progress to fully qualified officer status in a given field.
If you are diplomatic, persistent, have good interpersonal, written and spoken communication skills we would love to hear from you.
West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 26 days per annum rising to a maximum of 32 days.
These roles are fixed term for 2 years – Apprenticeship.
Please contact Moira Fraser (Principal Officer) on 01635 519045 for an informal chat about this role.
How to Apply
Please complete an online application form.
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