Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council Apprenticeships

Apprentice's in different roles at Stockton-on-Tees Borough council

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The Council delivers a wide range of services to the people of the borough offering many exciting career opportunities. You may already be aware of some of our front line services such as waste and recycling collections and social services, but we also offer opportunities in areas such as Catering and Events, Engineering and Building Services, and business support functions such as Finance, HR, Legal and ICT.

All of the Council’s job vacancies including our apprenticeship opportunities are advertised on the Council’s job vacancies page.

 

Business Administration Apprenticeships

We have some exciting Business Administration apprenticeship opportunities available for individuals who are motivated and enthusiastic.

We truly value our apprentices. We recognise that apprenticeships help us identify new talent, build new skills and increase diversity in our workplace.

Administration is a great starting point to provide you with the foundations for your career. As a Business Administration Apprentice you will gain valuable and varied experience, knowledge and behaviours that can be applied across the Council. You will support and engage with internal and external customers, contribute to adding value, digitalisation and virtual support, whilst being part of a professional administration community. Duties will vary depending on which team you work in, but may include updating and maintaining records, minute taking of meetings, reception and telephone services, contacting clients, marketing activities and mail services.

To find out more or to apply, please visit the listing on the North East Jobs website.

 

Apprenticeship Programme 2019

To improve the Council’s resilience and plan for succession within our workforce, in May we set out to recruit to 40 newly created apprenticeship opportunities across a range of Council services. 

Open Days were held to gave prospective candidates the opportunity to meet our managers and employees. Attendees could ask about the opportunities and apprenticeship qualifications on offer, and heard what it’s like to work for an award-winning Council

There was an overwhelmingly positive response to the open day from everyone involved.

A total of 910 application forms were received following the event.  Due to the high volume of applications, we needed to think of a different approach to selection. Many of our apprenticeship opportunities did not require essential qualifications or experience, making them accessible for people to apply for. Assessment Centres were carried out for the majority of our vacancies to enable a larger number of candidates to be considered.

Our approach to recruitment and selection was innovative and proved extremely successful with the appointment of 40 motivated and enthusiastic apprentices who are all looking for a rewarding career and a chance to support the people of our borough. Our new apprentices started their employment on Monday 9th September 2019.

Councillor Bob Cook and Managing Director Julie Danks with some of the council's apprentices

 

Further information

For further information regarding apprenticeship opportunities at Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council contact the Human Resources team on 01642 528277 or email [email protected].