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Housing Needs Apprentice

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Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils
Place of work:
Riverside, Lowestoft or East Suffolk House, Melton
Salary details:
£7,138 pa
Job term:
Full Time
37 per week
Fixed Term
Closing Date
29 July 2018
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Fixed term for one year.

Based in Melton, Woodbridge or Lowestoft (dependent on preference).

Apprenticeship start date: 17 September 2018.

Looking to kick-start your career in local government? Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils have an established and successful apprenticeship scheme, which has seen over 70% of its apprentices stay on beyond their apprenticeships to develop promising careers with the councils. If you are looking for an exciting opportunity where you can earn money as well as gaining experience and a recognised qualification, then look no further.

The Housing Needs Team currently has an exciting opportunity for two apprentices to join their team. This apprenticeship opportunity could be your ideal first step on the career ladder in the Housing field.

We have one position primarily based in Lowestoft and one position in Melton. Please state your preference on your application form. Travel will be required between the sites on occasion.

The Housing Needs team is responsible for providing the delivery of housing related services for people in housing need. They are involved with the whole spectrum of housing needs which includes homelessness / housing advice and administering the Housing Waiting List.

As part of your role, you would provide administrative and customer service support to the Housing Needs Team, including data input / collation, and assisting with telephone and email queries.

We are looking for a hard-working, enthusiastic individual with excellent communication, organisational and IT skills, who is educated to GCSE level or equivalent with high standards of numeracy and accuracy. No experience is necessary as full training will be provided.

So, what can we offer you in return?

  • A fully funded and supported Level 2 Business Administration qualification
  • Generous annual leave entitlements and high street discount scheme
  • Valuable work-based skills from day one
  • The opportunity to meet and work alongside other apprentices in the organisation
  • Multiple training courses and development opportunities to add to your CV.

The 2017 apprentices have worked together this year to create a video to tell you a little bit about their experience of being an apprentice at East Suffolk Councils. 

We are excited to announce we will be holding recruitment open evenings this year to give you the opportunity to meet the teams, and ask any questions you have about the application process or the apprenticeship qualification. 

The open evenings will be taking place on the following dates:

  • 16 July: 5pm - 6.30pm, Riverside Offices, 4 Canning Road, Lowestoft NR33 0EQ
  • 19 July: 5pm - 6.30pm, East Suffolk House Offices, Riduna Park, Station Road, Melton, Woodbridge IP12 1RT.

If you would like to attend the open evening sessions, please email: hr@eastsuffolk.gov.uk with your name and the open evening date you would like to attend.

For an informal discussion regarding the position please contact Pam Church on (01502) 523175.

If you think you could bring enthusiasm, fresh ideas and a different perspective to our councils, we would like to hear from you.

Interview date: 10 August 2018.

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