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Brighton and Hove city Council in partnership with the University of Brighton are offering the opportunity to study for an apprenticeship in Civil Engineering (Civil Engineer Degree Apprenticeship (brighton.ac.uk)), whilst gaining valuable experience working in the engineering and transport department of the city council.
We are looking for an individual who has a passion for engineering and problem solving. This role is perfect for someone who has an inquisitive mind and believes there is no such thing as a stupid question.
The Civil Engineering Degree Level 6 apprenticeship course run by the University of Brighton, will stretch your academic knowledge, and give you a sound basis in the principles of civil engineering. You will be working for the engineering team at Brighton and Hove City Council who will provide you with time for learning and attending sessions at the University along with other learning, whilst working with you to ensure that your work reflects the subjects being taught. Your role will be linked to the knowledge, skills and behaviours in the apprenticeship standard and once you are competent in all these areas you will take an End Pont Assessment before successfully completing. You will receive support from a nominated mentor, throughout the duration of the Apprenticeship.
You must meet the University of Brighton’s criteria for acceptance on the Level 6 Civil Engineering apprenticeship course.
If you would like to discuss this position further then please email Nick Bean at firstname.lastname@example.org
About the role
Brighton and Hove City Council is an unitary authority, and as such has the engineering responsibility for several engineering disciplines such as highway design, flood and coastal risk management, street lighting, asset management and much more. All these disciplines require a level of design, contract and build to them, and working for a local authority such as Brighton and Hove City Council will supply opportunities to work in all these fields and experience all that a project has to offer.
Why work for Brighton & Hove City Council?
It’s for good reason that the City of Brighton & Hove has been named as one of the happiest places in the UK. With its stunning location between the sea and the South Downs National Park, excellent connections to the capital, vibrant culture, rich heritage, and diverse communities, there’s something for everyone. Working for Brighton & Hove City Council means that you’re able to play your part in making the city a fantastic place to live, work and visit.
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 and bus travel discounts with Brighton & Hove buses. See https://www.buses.co.uk/students
Please see the Essential Criteria listed in the Person Specification section of the Job Description for the particular requirements of this role.
All Level 3 apprenticeships and above - Apprentices will need to provide evidence of level 2 English and Maths or equivalent and you will also be required to take an English and Maths assessment prior to a formal offer being made.
Interviews: Monday 27th June 2022
Provisional Start Date: Sept 2022 TBC
Please note, your application will be shared with the University of Brighton and an application process will take place with them to confirm eligibility prior to an offer being confirmed
Please declare your qualifications in the application as this may affect eligibility.
The duration of the apprenticeship will be up to 72 months depending on experience.
NB. This may be amended should you have any applicable prior learning and your contract will end on successful completion of the apprenticeship
As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and provide answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Shortlisting questions guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk)) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: This role does not meet the requirement for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Successful candidates will need to evidence that they have the Right to Work in the UK.
For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (brighton-hove.gov.uk)
In order to apply for an apprenticeship, you must have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least the previous three years on the first day of the apprenticeship (or this includes EEA for UK or EEA Nationals with pre-settled or Settled Status) or have some other residency eligibility status. Please see Annex A of the latest employer funding rules: Apprenticeship funding rules - GOV.UK for a full list of residency categories and locations.
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. Those on a student visa or non-UK/non EEA nationals who have been here in the last three years for other educational purposes may not be eligible. For further information regarding apprenticeship eligibility please see Annex A of the latest employer funding rules: Apprenticeship funding rules - GOV.UK.
Encouraging a diverse workforce
Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.
Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).
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 disabled, LGB, female or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.