Degree Apprentice Policy and Research Officer

Hyndburn Borough Council
Scaitcliffe House, Ormerod Street, Accrington, BB5 0PF
£333.00 per week
16 Jul 2019
27 Jul 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for you to join the Council's Policy team as an apprentice and gain a BA (Hons) degree in Business Management. You will earn whilst studying for a full-funded degree course, as well as developing relevant skills and real work experience to boost your career prospects. Successful students will also achieve Chartered Manager status with the CMI.

The apprenticeship will involve 4 days per week at work, with 1 day per week spent training under the guidance of business management specialists at the University of Central Lancashire at either their Burnley or Preston Campus.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Experience of gathering and analysing information
  • Experience of communicating information in writing and verbally
  • Able to analyse and interpret data
  • Knowledge of current affairs
  • Good interpersonal skills and confident dealing with colleagues and managers
  • Able to work with elected members and others who hold a range of political viewpoints
  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing
  • Able to use IT systems including Microsoft Office packages e.g. Excel, Outlook, Word and PowerPoint

Personal qualities

  • A self-starter with motivation to deliver results
  • A positive attitude to change and continuous improvement
  • Able to treat information confidentially and securely
  • Able to work accurately with strong attention to detail
  • Punctual and reliable

Desired qualifications

GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English as well as one of the following:
  • 112 points at A2 - General Studies accepted(or equivalent)
  • BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit (or equivalent)
  • BTEC Diploma: Distinction*Distinction*(or equivalent)
  • Pass Access To HE with 30 Level 3 Credits at Distinction(or equivalent)
  • International Baccalaureate: 28P(or equivalent)
  • IELTS: 6.0 with no sub-score lower than 5.5(or equivalent)

Applications from candidates with non-standard qualifications, e.g. relevant work experience and/or formal qualifications from other subject areas, will be considered on a case by case basis.

Future prospects

This is a 4 year apprenticeship, with opportunities to apply for permanent roles if available.

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