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Learning & Development Practitioner Apprentice
  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/25225/9468
  • Published: Fri 17/07/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 09/08/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37
  • Salary: £15820 per annum. Once completed first year National Minimum Wage for your age will apply (but no less than starting salary)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN1 1JE

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Learning & Development Practitioner Apprentice

Job introduction

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the Orbis IT & Digital team based at Brighton & Hove City Council, working to achieve a Level 3 Learning & Development Practitioner Apprenticeship.

The Service Transition team is responsible for sourcing and delivering learning opportunities for IT & Digital staff members across the Orbis partner authorities of Brighton & Hove, East Sussex and Surrey, corporate customers in East Sussex and our traded customers (such as schools), in Brighton & Hove and East Sussex and beyond.

We are looking for someone who is competent with technology and confident with people to benefit from an all-round grounding in being a Learning & Development professional, including learning all that is needed to become a confident and competent trainer in a technology environment. You will be given the chance to work across a broad range of IT Learning & Development services and to become expert in some of the key technologies and software packages used by our customers. You will also become proficient in the planning and orchestration of successful learning events.

There are two posts available:

Post 1 - You will be working primarily on programmes of Learning & Development for our Orbis IT & Digital staff and external customers. You will plan, organise and deliver learning opportunities. 

Post 2 – You will be working primarily on programmes of Learning & Development for Brighton & Hove City Council’s corporate customers – staff members from across the Council. You will plan, organise and deliver learning opportunities.

For an informal discussion, please contact Karen Guthrie, Service Transition Manager, on 01273 293448 or at

Provisional start date: 14 September 2020

About the role

Apprentices will gain the skills and knowledge to be able to support IT & Digital’s Learning & Development function in its delivery of improved performance in the workplace at an individual, team and organisation level. The role holder will become proficient in: 

  • Identifying/collating and analysing learning needs
  • Establishing team and individual learning gaps
  • Researching, identifying/sourcing and arranging training events and learning solutions
  • Designing, delivering and evaluating training or learning; writing supporting documentation and content 
  • Supporting the work of the relevant Project Teams or 'business as usual' Steering Group
  • Working with stakeholders and managers across the business to realise and evidence required outcomes
  • Maintaining accurate records (eg financial/L&D requests and attendance/feedback) and analysing and reporting on a range of performance indicators.

The apprenticeship at level 3 is run by Chichester College, who are responsible for supporting you with your learning and carrying out assessments. The course has core skills, knowledge and behaviours to complete and your work experience and assigned tasks will be linked to the skills, knowledge and behaviours you will learn about in your course.

The course is delivered using face to face workshops, potentially supplemented with online learning. The main apprenticeship delivery is on Wednesday evenings and you will be allowed time off in lieu during business hours.  You will also have time for self-paced study.  In the workplace you will receive additional support from a nominated professional mentor, throughout the duration of the Apprenticeship, as well as a pastoral mentor who will help you settle in and get used to what is expected from you.

Apprentices without certificated evidence of level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to completing training and you may be required to take an English and Maths assessment prior to a formal offer being made.  Please note that immediately following a provisional offer of employment Chichester College will carry out their own short interview to confirm suitability.

Flexible working is supported where possible, local government salary-related pension offered, a child care voucher scheme as well the benefits of gaining staff discounts around the City and through many of the UK’s largest retailers and accessing other services. As an Apprentice you are also eligible to gain an apprentice NUS card and can take advantage of the Catch the bus4work scheme.

Interviews: 17 August 2020

Please note, your application may be shared with the training provider.

The duration of the apprenticeship will be up to 24 months.

NB. This may be amended should you have any applicable prior learning.

***Important Information***
As part of the application process we require you to answer some additional questions to support your application called 'Branching Questions'. These questions form part of the online application process, accessed via the 'Apply' button.


Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System.

From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

In order to apply for an apprenticeship at Brighton & Hove City Council, you must have been ordinarily resident in the EEA for at least the previous three years on the first day of the apprenticeship (but if a non-citizen of the EEA then this must not have been for educational purposes) or have some other residency eligibility status – See Annex A – apprenticeship Funding Rules. If you are resident through a visa, leave to remain or other means please confirm type and that any expiry date covers the duration of the apprenticeship once it is due to start. For further information regarding apprenticeship eligibility please visit:

Company information

We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce. 

As part of Brighton & Hove City Council's ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.