KMBC Streetscene Apprentice - REF: APP085

Open to Knowsley residents only.

To take a proactive, mature approach to the completion of a designated Apprenticeship Framework and embrace the opportunity to represent Knowsley Council. To be an ambassador for Apprenticeships in Knowsley and to represent themselves positively in any interaction with people whilst undertaking their Apprenticeship.  To undertake a range of duties to the best of their ability following appropriate training and with supervision from a Team Leader and / or colleagues.  To complete a portfolio of evidence to support the acquisition of a National Vocational Qualification under the guidance of a recognised provider.  To work with integrity, respect others and acknowledge diversity in the workplace.

Key Responsibilities

This is not a comprehensive list of all the tasks which may be required of the post holder.  It is illustrative of the general nature and level of responsibility of the work to be undertaken. Duties will include;

  • Respond positively and punctually within specified timelines of tasks outlined within the apprenticeship
  • To undertake both grounds maintenance and street cleaning duties as part of a daily work allocation in accordance with the apprenticeship programme.
  • Undertake good customer service practices when dealing with colleagues, members of the public and partner agencies.
  • Attend any appropriate training courses applicable to the programme.
  • Ensure the delivery of high quality services to all of our customers.
  • Undertake other duties as may be required due to varying workloads within Streetscene Services.

Key skills to be successful in your application

  • Ability to embrace the values of KMBC
  • Willingness to put the needs of our customers at the heart of everything we do
  • Willingness to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Willingness to respect other people and value their diversity
  • Willingness to act as an ambassador for apprenticeships across the Council
  • Willingness to strive to continuously improve
  • Willingness to undertake relevant training
  • Eligible to undertake a foundation or advanced apprenticeship
  • Ability to ensure suitable and sufficient risk assessments and safe systems of work are adhered to
  • Ability to use equipment as instructed and trained
  • Ability to inform management of any health and safety issues which could place individuals in danger
  • Willingness to engage in health and safety training
  • Self motivated
  • Willing to learn new skills

Location: Knowsley
Contracted Hours: 30
Hourly rate of pay: NMW
 

How to apply: 
1. Download and complete the application form (Word)
2. Return it via email to theknowsleyapprentice@knowsley.gov.uk

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 31 January 2018

Top tips for filling in the application form:

  • Research the employer offering the job. Find out what they do and what the job involves.
  • Show the employer you understand their business by referring to them in your application, for example: "I am interested in developing skills in building maintenance and noticed you were successful in winning a large contract to maintain houses for a large housing association"
  • Always read the job description for the job you are applying for before you start to complete the application form to make sure the information you include is relevant to the job
  • Before you start filling in your form always check the instructions for filling in the application form
  • Make sure you take your time. Don’t rush as you may make mistakes!
  • Prepare a draft of the application form before transferring the information to the actual form. If you’re filling it in by hand, make sure you don’ t make mistakes on the original form for the employer.
  • Make sure any writing is neat and easy to read, and check your spelling
  • Answer all questions and fill in all the boxes/ spaces
  • If there are gaps in your employment history say what you were doing during that time. If you've have never had a job, you could include examples such as voluntary work, or involvement with outside clubs or organisations.
  • Make sure you sell your skills; this could also include things you have developed outside work such as interests and hobbies. This is an opportunity for you to promote yourself to the employer and is your opportunity to explain to the employer why they should employ you!
  • Before you send off your application form, take a copy of your form, so you have this to look over if you get an interview
  • Ask a friend or relative to check your application form before you send it

If you would like support completing your application form please email  theknowsleyapprentice@knowsley.gov.uk with the subject heading 'Application Support'.