Hours: 37 per week
Contract Type: Permanent
have a new apprenticeship opportunity in our Building Control team to suit a
confident communicator with a professional, friendly attitude and a genuine
interest in how we work here in the public sector.
Building Control Apprentice Technical Administrator will provide general
administrative and technical support including;
applications working to strict deadlines.
payment for fees and maintaining and reconciling financial databases.
databases, running reports and compiling data for management.
with land search enquiries, working to strict timescales.
and coordinating Surveyor Site Inspections.
apprenticeship will be a great gateway into business administration offering
you a flavour of working in range of career areas including; Housing,
Regeneration, Property Surveying, Construction and Planning. Here’s what one former apprentice had to say
about their experience…
background of previous employment in catering was very different to the one I
started with the Local Planning Authority, the whole process was made so much
easier by the fact that I had full support and guidance from my team and the
Principal’s in the office. I was always made time for and whenever I needed
help or guidance it was given. I would fully recommend anyone to undertake an
apprenticeship and a career with the Local Planning Authority.” - Planning
Technician, Planning and Housing Services
succeed you’ll need to have enthusiasm and be able to plan and prioritise your
work activity, plus you’ll need to be self-motivated and able to work at times
with minimal supervision.
team must work well to very strict deadlines in order to meet legal
requirements, so the ability to work well under pressure and a flair for
effective time management is essential.
will need to demonstrate confidence using general office applications including
Word and Excel. You will need to maintain database records accurately and
efficiently so a keen eye for detail will be vital along with strong numeracy
skills as much of the work relates to financial data. You will also be expected to proactively
learn how to use team specific software as part of your journey, so confidence
in using ICT in general will be beneficial.
be liaising with a wide range of people, dealing with enquiries via email and phone
from building professionals, solicitors and the general public. It is therefore
essential that you possess excellent written and verbal communication skills,
and that you are quickly able to learn and understand the relevant technical
terminology used in our teams.
will need a minimum of GCSE (or equivalent qualification) at Grade C (New Grade
4) in both English and Maths and will be expected to undertake a Level 3
Business Administrator programme in conjunction with The Isle of Wight College
involving monthly workshops and other off the job training.
are keen, ambitious and have the skills we are looking for, this could be the
stepping-stone you need to a rewarding future career. As an Apprentice at the
Isle of Wight Council you will be well supported with access to internal
learning opportunities to further develop your skills plus you will gain an
understanding of how the Isle of Wight Council operates.
look forward to reading your application.
further information or an informal discussion please contact Stephen Shorrocks
on 01983 821000 ext. 6587.
out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.
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Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination, we actively
promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options
(where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees. The Isle of Wight Council is an equal
opportunities employer and is proud to encourage applications from all
cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our
addition to the above, the Isle of Wight Council is a Disability Confident
Employer. This means that providing an individual meets the basic essential
requirements of the advertised role and have declared themselves as disabled,
they will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.
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economy, no further communication will be sent to you unless you reach the
final shortlist. This means that if you do not hear from the recruiting manager
within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will
not have been successful on this occasion.