What will the apprentice be doing?
The successful candidate will shadow other experienced officers undertaking a range of Regulatory Compliance inspections and interventions, principally within the Food Team. As well as assisting with inspections they will also be expected to help with food sampling programmes, food complaint investigations and the processing of new food business registrations. They will also work with Public Protection colleagues covering Pollution Control, Health & Safety, Licensing & Trading Standards areas.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
At the end of the intial 2 year apprenticeship, we expect the successful candidate to then undertake the CIEH Higher Certificate in Food Control (2 year course) to enable them to fully qualify as an officer competent to undertake a range of Food Premises inspections and other key enforcement and compliance interventions.
Training will be office-based, home working and travelling to various sites with Central Bedfordshire.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
At Central Bedfordshire Council we hope to retain our apprentices. Towards the end of your programme you'll be supported to apply for vacant positions. Should you wish to move onto new or higher qualifications, we'll also help you to do so.
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience
GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade A* to C or 4 to 9) Desired
Things to consider
Risk of physical assault and verbal abuse. Manual handling activities. Regular use of visual display equipment