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  • Employer: North Somerset Council
  • Reference: DEED0120
  • Published: Thu 30/01/2020, 15:05 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 17/02/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £10,000 - £19,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset

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North Somerset Council is a forward-thinking organisation committed to supporting businesses to invest and grow and enabling our residents to increase their levels of prosperity.


North Somerset includes the coastal towns of Weston-super-Mare, Portishead and Clevedon as well as the beautiful North Somerset Countryside. North Somerset borders Bristol at the gateway to the South West and offers a great environment in which to live and work. If it’s quality of life you’re after we have it all - Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty access to the coast and buzzing Bristol is only a 30 min train journey away from your new office.


An exciting role has opened in our small but highly impactful economic development service. We are looking for an economic development apprentice to work across a range of projects and initiatives. On a daily basis you could be helping to support the team by processing admin, assisting in procurement and writing business cases, answering business enquires, undertaking research and intelligence gathering.

As a small team you will get exposure to wide range of work, partners and projects. You will need to be adaptable, a great communicator and able to use your own judgement to solve problems and come up with innovative solutions.


Over the course of your apprenticeship, you’ll gain skills through on the job and formal training at college. Over time, you’ll take on more responsibility and accountability as your skills, knowledge and expertise increases.

We are keen to invest in the right candidate who shows the ability, potential, commitment and willingness to develop. This is a Level 4 apprenticeship and gives you the opportunity to learn while you earn.



You must have:

  • Minimum of five GCSEs at A*– C / 9 - 5 (or equivalent) including Maths and English
  • A Levels or NVQ/BTEC or HNC in a business/admin-related subject
  • Competency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)


Want to know more and apply?

For an informal discussion, please contact Alastair Shankland on 01934 426907.


Visit to download an application pack and apply online.


Anticipated interview date:      Tuesday 25 February 2020


North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided. Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.

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