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Current opportunities

Communications Apprentice

Are you looking to take your first step into communications as a career and have a passion to not only learn about engaging with communities but improving the way we do it. 

 

You will be supporting the small and dynamic Communications team in providing an effective and efficient public relations and communications service. This will include (but is not limited to) writing for the media, working on campaigns, social media, monitoring press and media research, diary management and basic administrative support. You will cover all aspects of work undertaken by the team. The successful applicant will be required to provide a consistent professional service as part of the team. The work will mainly be computer based, however the role offers huge variety so no two days will be the same.

 

While working, you will complete a Level 4 apprenticeship qualification in Public Relations and Communications, for which you will be given paid study time to complete; this is linked to the national apprenticeship scheme. You will have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience while learning and developing new skills. On successfully completing the apprenticeship will be eligible to apply for membership of the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA).

For an informal discussion about this position, please call Sally Easton, Senior Communications Officer on 01284 757033 or email sally.easton@westsuffolk.gov.uk

Closing date: Monday 1 October 2018.

 

Interview date: Friday 12 October 2018.

Apprentice Licensing/Regulatory Officer

You will be supporting the Licensing team in providing an effective and efficient regulatory service.  This will include (but is not limited to) engaging with business owners, licensees and the public to explain our services and how to access them.  Support the promotion of licensing initiatives, collecting and analysing data, dealing with enquires and assisting the team with the preparation of policy change. You will cover all aspects of the work within this small dynamic team. The successful applicant will be required to attend committees, chase licensees for payments/outstanding paperwork and keep our website up to date.  The role is fast moving and offers huge variety so no two days will be the same. 

Whilst working, you will complete a Level 4 Regulatory Compliance apprenticeship qualification, for which you will be given paid study time to complete; this is linked to the national apprenticeship scheme.  You will have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience while learning and developing new skills.

For an informal discussion about this position, please call Amanda Garnham, Licensing Team Leader, on 01284 757132 or email amanda.garnham@westsuffolk.gov.uk

To apply for this role please download and complete the application form and monitoring form below and return it to recruitment@westsuffolk.gov.uk

Closing date: Monday 24 September 2018

Interview date: Monday 8 October 2018

Apprentice Personal Assistant/Executive Assistant

You will be supporting the Executive Assistant in providing an effective and efficient administration service. This will include (but is not limited to) research, diary management and basic administrative support. You will cover all aspects of the work within this small dynamic team. The successful applicant will be required to provide a consistent administrative base within the office and the work will mainly be computer based, however the role offers huge variety so no two days will be the same. 

For an informal discussion about this position, please call Katie Driver, Executive Assistant & PA to the Leader and Chief Executive, on 01284 757001 or email Katie.driver@westsuffolk.gov.uk 

To apply for this role please download and complete the application form and monitoring form below and return it to recruitment@westsuffolk.gov.uk

Closing date: Monday 24 September 2018

Interview date: Wednesday 3 October 2018

Why choose an apprenticeship with West Suffolk?

  • Types of apprenticeships and qualifications
  • Work experience opportunities - have a taster of working at West Suffolk to see if it's for you.
  • Earn and learn - starting salary in the first year is £7,138 per annum increasing to £8,103 (if under 18 years old), £11,382 (if 18 - 20 years old), or £14,238 (if over 25 years old) in your second year, with the same holiday, pension and sick benefits as other employees. All the modules in your structured study programme will develop valuable skills for your future career.
  • Qualifications without tuition fees or debt - depending on your apprenticeship, you will attend external training to complete your qualification or be given dedicated time away from work to study. As well as college or training provider support, you will have an assessor to help you progress at the right speed.
  • Career progression - in the past 18 months, 17 of our 22 apprentices moved into permanent employment, with starting salaries between £15,000 and £16,500.
  • Great CV - those who haven't stayed on have moved to other employment. Employers are always on the lookout for the practical skills and relevant experience you will have acquired.

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