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Open the door to a new career with an apprenticeship at Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council

An apprenticeship with Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council is a great way to get your career off the ground. You will gain valuable on-the-job experience while continuing to learn, gaining a qualification and earning at the same time.

You can look forward to an excellent range of benefits including our online benefits platform, generous leave entitlement, healthcare cash plan and pension scheme.

Every single employee at Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council makes a difference and we are proud to say we go beyond for them as an employer, so they go beyond for our residents to deliver excellent services.

Electoral Services Apprentice

Getting paid while you learn might sound too good to be true, but as an apprentice you really do get the best of both worlds.

Here at Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council we're big on innovation. To achieve this we want people with big ideas about how we could do things differently for the better and who aren't afraid to voice them.

We have an exciting opportunity for an apprentice to join our Electoral Services Team, you will be involved in a wide range of activities aimed at providing an excellent electoral registration service including getting involved in the organisation and delivering of elections at different levels within the borough.

You will work with the team on the running of elections and electoral registration, answering both business and customer enquiries as well as providing an excellent service to residents. This will also provide you with an opportunity to learn about electoral law, electoral processes and electoral registration whilst developing your organisational, administrative and communication skills and studying towards a Level 3 qualification in Business Administration.

The council signs up to the Disability Confident scheme (formerly known as the ‘Two Ticks’ scheme). If you have declared a disability on the application form we can guarantee you an interview if you meet the essential criteria for the job.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 4 November 2018
Interview will be held on Wednesday 14 November 2018

PDF document Electoral Services Apprentice - job description [171 kb]

PDF document Electoral Services Apprentice - person specification [56 kb]

PDF document Apprentice - terms and conditions [240 kb]

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Ground Maintenance Apprentice

Getting paid while you learn might sound too good to be true, but as an apprentice you really do get the best of both worlds.

Here at Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council we're big on innovation. To achieve this we want people with big ideas about how we could do things differently for the better and who aren't afraid to voice them.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Grounds Maintenance apprentice to join our Parks and Streetscene team.

The Parks and Streetscene team cover 245 square miles across the borough, you will play a major role in undertaking grounds maintenance working in parks, open spaces and other public areas where you will learn how to carry out activities such as grass cutting, hedge trimming and pruning, planting and grass seeding as well as using hand tools, plant and machinery.

You will work towards an NVQ or apprentice standard in amenity horticulture and will also undertake a training programme designed to develop your skills and knowledge.

The council signs up to the Disability Confident scheme (formerly known as the ‘Two Ticks’ scheme). If you have declared a disability on the application form we can guarantee you an interview if you meet the essential criteria for the job.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 4 November 2018
Interview will be held on Wednesday 14 November 2018

PDF document Grounds Maintenance Apprentice - job description [47 kb]

PDF document Grounds Maintenance Apprentice - person specification [59 kb]

PDF document Apprentice - terms and conditions [240 kb]

Apply online

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Meet our apprentices

Below are our current apprentices click on the link to listen about their experience with us.

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Luke - HR

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Sonny - IT/Print

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Luke - Ground Maintenance, Streetscene

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Apprentice FAQs

What is an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study.

Apprentices work alongside experienced staff, gaining job specific skills and earning a wage. Alongside this apprentices study for a qualification, usually by attending college one day a week or a trainer coming into the workplace.

Apprenticeships are available at different levels depending on what stage of your education you’re at.

  • Intermediate - equivalent to 5 GCSE passes
  • Advanced - equivalent to 2 A level passes
  • Higher - can lead to NVQ Level 4 and above, or a foundation degree

Apprenticeships last 1 to 4 years depending on their level.

The government has recently announced that apprenticeships will be available at degree and postgraduate level, meaning there’s no limit to how far an apprenticeship could take you.

Aren't apprenticeships just for those not clever enough to go to university?

No, apprenticeships offer a different way to learn. Often the subjects you study are the same, for example IT or engineering, but at university you’ll learn through academic methods, whereas on an apprenticeship your learning would be more practical.

What will an apprenticeship mean for my future career prospects?

Employers will really value the combination of a qualification and work experience you’ll gain during your apprenticeship. At the end of the apprenticeship you could choose to look for a job, progress to the next level of apprenticeship, or return to higher education.

What types of apprenticeships are available?

There are hundreds of different apprenticeships available; if there’s a particular job you’d like to do its likely there’s already an apprenticeship for it. A whole range of employers offer apprenticeships, from large employers like the BBC and IBM, to much smaller local businesses.

How much will I get paid?

There’s a minimum wage for apprentices, currently this is £3.50 per hour for apprentices in their first year. After this it increases to the minimum wage for your age. However most employers pay considerably more than this. At Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council we currently pay £4.73 an hour (£175.13 a week).

What will I be doing?

This will depend on the apprenticeship you undertake, however the purpose of the apprenticeship is to make you ready for a real job. You’ll have real responsibility and be learning from the experienced staff you’ll be working alongside.

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