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Planning Services Support Apprentice

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East Suffolk Council
Place of work:
Riverside, Lowestoft or East Suffolk House, Melton
Salary details:
£7,524 per annum
Job term:
Full Time
37 hours per week
Fixed Term
Closing date:
09 June 2019 01:00 PM
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18 month training contract

Based in Lowestoft or Melton near Woodbridge (Dependent on applicants preference)

Apprenticeship start date: 16th September 2019

Looking to kick-start your career in local government? East Suffolk Council has an established and successful apprenticeship scheme, which has seen over 80% of its apprentices stay on beyond their apprenticeships to develop promising careers with the Council. 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!

A unique opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic individual to join our Development Management Planning Support team. This apprenticeship opportunity could be your ideal first step on the career ladder in the Planning or Building Control field.

The Planning Support team provide administrative support to Planning Service area. These teams are responsible for setting out the vision and framework for the future development of an area (i.e. housing development and retail parks) and making decisions on planning applications that are made.

You will be responsible for providing clerical and administrative support to the Planning & Building Control Teams. This will include processing planning and building regulation applications using the Council’s computer systems, answering the telephone, filing, scanning and preparation of mail shots.  You may also get the opportunity to spend time with officers within the service area to look at the more technical side of the team’s work.

You will have a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) with good communication and IT skills and 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 3 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

Some of our apprentices worked together to create a video to tell you a little bit about their experience of being an apprentice at East Suffolk Council. To watch their video, please click here.

We are excited to announce we will be holding recruitment open evenings this year to give you the opportunity to meet the team managers, 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:

  • 13th May 2019, 5pm – 6.30pm at the Riverside Offices (4 Canning Road, Lowestoft, NR33 0EQ)
  • 14th May 2019, 5pm – 6.30pm at the East Suffolk House offices (Riduna Park, Station Road, Melton, Woodbridge IP12 1RT)

If you would like to attend one of the open evening sessions, please email HR@eastsuffolk.gov.uk advising us of the open evening date you would like to attend, along with your name and the name of anyone you will be bringing along with you,

For an informal discussion regarding the position please contact Terri Caylor by calling 01394 444409.

If you think you could bring enthusiasm, fresh ideas and a different perspective to East Suffolk Council, we would like to hear from you!

Interview date: w/c 1st July 2019

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