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Civil Engineering Apprentice - Highways and Municipal (Arfon)

Employer
Welsh Government
Location
Shirehall Street Gwynedd Council LL55 1SH
Salary
National minimum wage
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Specialism
Engineering
Sector
Engineering & Aerospace
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Advanced
Start Date
Ongoing
Duration
Undisclosed
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Job Details

About the apprenticeship

Duties

The Highways and Municipal Department looks after assets and provides important services to ensure a clean and safe environment for the residents of Gwynedd. They are responsible for Highway maintenance, street lighting, street cleaning, waste collection and recycling.

As an apprentice in Highways and Municipal you will be expected to be involved in various projects completing county maintenance as well as dual carriageway work.
In addition, our Highways Works Service is responsible for the maintenance work as well as dealing with accidents and incidents resulting from inclement weather.
This Apprenticeship integrates academic learning and gaining valuable experience working in the field. As a result, you as an apprentice will gain practical experiences and develop a
greater understanding of design, construction and planning.

Additional information

We are looking for an individual with an interest in Civil Engineering who is ready to learn and develop their skills while working. We are also looking for an individual who can
communicate with confidence, work as part of a team, and demonstrate their potential to succeed as an apprentice.

Requirements

Skills

Show the appropriate behaviour and attitude

Show commitment to work

Contribute towards results of worth

Working as part of a team

Communicating with confidence

Commitment to learning

Understand what is required to work for the council

Qualifications

Qualified to at least level 2 meeting the following requirements:

Either:
• 4 GCSEs grade D or above
• Corresponding Level 2 vocational qualification (e.g. BTEC First Level 2 Diploma Merit or above)

For your information, any combinatinon of qualifications with an equivalent grade will be acceptable.

Language

Welsh Spoken Skills: Yes Welsh Written Skills: Yes

Course details

Training provider:
Coleg Cambria

Qualification:
Level 3 Apprenticeship (Wales) Technical Construction

About the employer

Shirehall Street
Gwynedd Council

LL55 1SH

Disability confident

Yes, we are part of the Disability Confident Scheme from the UK Department for Work and Pensions.

Please note that all apprenticeships are open to everyone. However, some organisations have worked to achieve Disability Confident accreditation. You should always apply for the apprenticeship you feel best suited to.

Interview arrangements

The recruitment centre will be held on 02/08/22 The recruitment centre will run over a day The centre will be a combination of tasks and questions The centre will be run online

Company

Why an apprenticeship?

As an apprentice you will earn while you train. It’s a great career choice whether you are leaving school or college, returning to work after starting a family or looking for a new career. There’s a wide range of jobs on offer.  A job at the Welsh Government is unlike any other in Wales.

At the Welsh Government you’ll be given support and guidance so you can develop your skills in the workplace. You will also need to set aside time to study for your apprenticeship. You’ll be a valued member of the team from day one.

What apprenticeships are available?

We don’t currently have any apprenticeship opportunities open as we have now closed our scheme for 2019. If you’d like to keep updated on the vacancies that we’re advertising, you may want to visit our jobs board:  Welsh Government External Vacancies Board.

If you’d like to receive Job Alert e-mails that let you know when we’re advertising a role that suits your preferences, scroll to the bottom of the jobs board, and you’ll see the ‘Create Job Alert’ link.  Click this, and follow the on-screen instructions to set up your alerts.  You’ll need to log in or create an account as part of this process.

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply you:

  • will be at least 16 years of age at the time of making your application
  • will not be in full-time education (you can apply while still attending school/college/university but will have finished or intend to finish your studies by the time your apprenticeship starts)
  • will need to meet the Civil Service Nationality requirements to apply.

ALS eligibility

Please note that ALS our training providers have their own eligibility in order to provide the funding required to undertake an apprenticeship. You may not be eligible to apply if:

  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in ICT, Software, Web and Telecoms or a similar subject
  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in Business Administration, Customer Service or a similar subject

What are the benefits?  

How much will I be paid?

You will earn £19,240 a year while training. When you pass your apprenticeship you can apply for a permanent job at the Welsh Government. Within 2 years of starting your apprenticeship you could be earning £22,500. 

You will get 31 days holidays as well as 10 public and privilege days. We offer flexible working arrangements to help you get the right work/life balance. You will also be eligible for membership of the Civil Service Pension Scheme

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