Employer: West Berkshire Council
- Reference: E/17/25702
- Published on: Wed 11/01/2017 10:16 AM
- Closing on: Sat 28/01/2017 23:16 PM
- Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
- Hours: 37 hours per week.
- Salary: £14,615-£23,166, Grade B-F (salary dependent on experience)
- DBS Check: No
- Location: Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury
Trainee Technician - £14,615 to £19,238
Technician - £17,891 to £23,166
(Starting salary will be dependent on qualifications and experience).
If you wish to begin or develop your career in Engineering, West Berkshire Council’s Highways Projects team has to be your next step. We’ve become recognised as a delivery focused and dynamic Council with a determination to provide high quality, value-for-money services – and that means ensuring that our staff have all the qualifications, skills and knowledge they need to do a professional job.
To join as a Trainee Technician you should be educated to GCSE level or equivalent including good passes in English, Maths and a Technical or Science subject. To join as a Technician, in addition you should have an ONC in Civil Engineer (or equivalent) and 3 years experience working in a Highway/Civil Engineering discipline. Computer literacy is essential and experience in the use of AutoCAD would be an advantage.
The successful applicant will be rewarded with an excellent package including the opportunity to study for an engineering qualification, flexible working hours and an essential car user allowance. You will have the opportunity to work on a variety of highway improvement and maintenance projects and we will expect you to take on more responsibility as you gain experience.
This is a career graded post and the post-holder will have the opportunity to progress to Senior Technician dependent on experience and qualifications.
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, depending on how long you’ve worked for us and the grade of your job.
For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Jon Winstanley (Projects Manager) on 01635 519087.
The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people in under represented groups such as people with disabilities or from a minority ethnic group.
How To Apply
Please complete an online application form.
This role requires the incumbent to have a car available at work to undertake his/her duties as they will be expected to undertake at least 2500 business miles per year. Essential Car User status attracts a lump sum allowance paid on a monthly basis as well as a free car parking space if he/she works at one of the Council’s corporate buildings.