Current Apprenticeship Vacancies

Current Vacancies

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VacancyCourse SubjectEmployerClosing Date
Apprentice Customer Services Assistant Customer Service Darlington Borough Council Sun 17 June 2018
Business and Administration Apprenticeships Business and Administration Darlington Borough Council Sun 17 June 2018
Apprentice Light Vehicle Mechanic Light Vehicle Maintenance Mercedes-Benz of Darlington Sun 24 June 2018
Advanced Apprentice - Early Years Teaching Assistant Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Apprenticeship (Level 2 and Level 3) Red Hall Primary School Mon 2 July 2018
Advanced Apprentice - Teaching Assistant Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Apprenticeship (Level 2 and Level 3) Red Hall Primary School Mon 2 July 2018
Advanced Apprentice - Business Administration Assistant Business and Administration Red Hall Primary School Mon 2 July 2018

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Advanced Apprentice - Early Years Teaching Assistant

Employer: Red Hall Primary School
Hours: 37 hours per week
Salary: £3.70 per hour 
Number of Posts: 1

Vacancy Details

Red Hall Primary School offers education to children between the ages of 2 and  11 years. Our school motto is ‘Believe and Achieve’.  Red Hall Primary is a school where ALL children, no matter what their home situations or academic levels, are given the skills to ‘believe’ in themselves and to ‘achieve’ their very best. The school is at the heart of the community.

The successful applicant will be expected:

  • To attain the Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 3 by attending tutorials and classes and by completing all assignments set
  • To attend training sessions as appropriate, this may include off-site training days
  • To undertake responsibility for improving your own practice through observation of more experienced colleagues, participating in all available training opportunities, coaching, working with a mentor, self-evaluation and performance management, including the school’s training days
  • Under supervision, to assist with the physical management and personal care needs for children in the Early Years Foundation Stage (including basic First Aid, where appropriate)
  • To work with individual and groups of children to encourage them to achieve greater independence and self-confidence
  • To establish constructive relationships with parents and carers, promoting the school’s policies
  • To establish rapport and respectful, trusting relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and setting high expectations
  • To supervise and provide particular support for pupils, including those with special needs, ensuring their access to learning resources
  • To promote inclusion and acceptance of all pupils in the classroom by encouraging them to interact with each other and to engage in activities led by the teacher
  • To support the implementation of IEPs, Behaviour Plans, personal care programmes, curriculum planning and assessment
  • To follow the instructions of the class teachers and Early Years Teaching Assistants with planning, delivery and evaluation of differentiated and varied learning activities
  • To promote good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflicts in line with school protocols and school behaviour policies
  • To contribute towards resourcing teaching, by developing and making resources as necessary for children in the class or year group
  • To assist with the display of pupils’ work in the classroom and around school
  • To prepare, maintain and use equipment / resources required to meet the lesson plans / learning activity and assist pupils in their use
  • To be aware of and comply with policies relating to child protection, health & safety, confidentiality, safeguarding and data protection, reporting all concerns to a nominated person
  • To contribute to the overall work, smooth running and ethos of the school
  • To participate in the school’s Performance Management process
  • To accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out-of-school activities as required and take responsibility for a group under the supervision of a teacher

Training will be provided:

  • Level 3 Diploma Children and Young Peoples Workforce
  • L2 Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Level 2 Functional Skills (English, maths and ICT as required)

To apply:

For more information:

Please contact Lee Morris on 01325 405601 or email lee.morris@darlington.gov.uk

Closing Date: Monday 2 July 2018

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Advanced Apprentice - Teaching Assistant

Employer: Red Hall Primary School
Hours: 37 hours per week
Salary: £3.70 per hour 
Number of Posts: 1

Vacancy Details

Red Hall Primary School offers education to children between the ages of 2 and 11 years. Our school motto is ‘Believe and Achieve’.  Red Hall Primary is a school where ALL children, no matter what their home situations or academic levels, are given the skills to ‘believe’ in themselves and to ‘achieve’ their very best. The school is at the heart of the community.

The successful applicant will be expected:

  • To attain the Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 3 by attending tutorials and classes and by completing all assignments set
  • To attend training sessions as appropriate, this may include off-site training days
  • To undertake responsibility for improving your own practice through observation of more experienced colleagues, participating in all available training opportunities, coaching, working with a mentor, self-evaluation and performance management, including the school’s training days
  • To raise pupil achievement by supporting the class teacher to develop outstanding practice
  • Under supervision, assist with the physical management and personal care needs for children (including basic First Aid, where appropriate)
  • To work with individual and groups of children to encourage them to achieve greater independence and self-confidence
  • To establish constructive relationships with parents and carers, promoting the school’s policies
  • To establish rapport and respectful, trusting relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and setting high expectations
  • To supervise and provide particular support for pupils, including those with special needs, ensuring their access to learning resources
  • To promote inclusion and acceptance of all pupils in the classroom by encouraging them to interact with each other and to engage in activities led by the teacher
  • To support the implementation of IEPs, Behaviour Plans, personal care programmes, curriculum planning and assessment
  • To evaluate learning and provide feedback to the teacher / parent / agency as needed
  • To follow the instructions of the Class Teachers and Teaching Assistants with planning, delivery and evaluation of differentiated and varied learning activities
  • To promote good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflicts in line with school protocols and school behaviour policies
  • To provide detailed feedback to teachers on pupils’ achievement, progress, problems etc. as requested
  • Under the guidance of more experienced colleagues, to learn to undertake pupil record keeping as requested
  • To maintain a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment, in accordance with lesson plans
  • To clear away resources and materials after lessons
  • To assist with the display of pupils’ work in the classroom and around school
  • To prepare, maintain and use equipment / resources required to meet the lesson plans / learning activity and assist pupils in their use
  • To contribute to the overall work, smooth running and ethos of the school
  • To appreciate and support the role of other people in the team
  • To attend and participate in meetings as required
  • To participate in the school’s Performance Management process
  • To accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out-of-school activities as required and take responsibility for a group under the supervision of a teacher

Training to be provided:

  • Level 3 Diploma—Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • L2 Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Level 2 Functional Skills (English, maths and ICT as required)

To apply:

For more information:

Please contact Lee Morris on 01325 405601 or email lee.morris@darlington.gov.uk

Closing Date: Monday 2 July 2018

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Advanced Apprentice— Business Administration Assistant

Employer: Red Hall Primary School
Hours: 37 hours per week
Salary: £3.70 per hour 
Number of Posts: 1

Vacancy Details

Red Hall Primary School offers education to children between the ages of 2 and 11 years. Our school motto is ‘Believe and Achieve’. Red Hall Primary is a school where ALL children, no matter what their home situations or academic levels, are given the skills to ‘believe’ in themselves and to ‘achieve’ their very best. The school is at the heart of the community.

The successful applicant will be expected:

  • To undertake defined clerical tasks, in accordance with set procedures (processing) e.g. completion of standard returns and to receive and bank dinner money
  • To undertake the production of letters, report, charts, lists and worksheets and other documents and materials required in school
  • To carry out and maintain filing and develop and maintain spreadsheets or databases containing financial and non-financial information, and to liaise with examination and data administrators
  • To assist with the preparation and maintenance of statistical information as may be required
  • To undertake routine clerical tasks and reprographics requirements in order to support the administrative processes carried out in the school office
  • To participate in telephone and reception service in accordance with school security procedures regarding access and entry to the premises, dealing with personal and telephone callers in a courteous and efficient manner
  • To liaise with members of the public, suppliers, schools and other external stakeholders
  • To carry out maintenance and updates to the school website, ensuring all data is up to date and current at all times
  • To comply with all necessary policies and procedures relating to child protection, equality and diversity, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
  • To assist in maintaining a safe working environment in accordance with health and safety regulations and policy
  • To respect the confidential nature of the work and protect personal information in accordance with data protection regulations and policies in place
  • To develop an understanding of varying policies and procedures within the school, complying with their contents and raising concerns as appropriate
  • To maintain personal and professional development to meet the changing demands of the job, participate in appropriate training activities and encourage and support staff in their development and training

Training to be provided:

  • Level 3 Diploma—Business and Administration
  • L2 Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Level 2 Functional Skills (English, maths and ICT as required)

To apply:

For more information:

Please contact Lee Morris on 01325 405601 or email lee.morris@darlington.gov.uk

Closing Date: Monday 2 July 2018

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Apprentice Customer Services Assistant

Employer: Darlington Borough Council
Hours: 37 hours per week
Salary: Apprentice £136.90 per week
Number of Posts: 1

Vacancy Details:

Darlington Borough Council is a unitary authority which delivers a range of services to the people of  Darlington. The Council has approximately 2,000 employees.

The vacancy will require the successful applicant to carry out all aspects of Customer Service including:

  1. Providing support in Customer Services to deal with a wide range of customer enquiries within a customer service environment
  2. Providing a support service to the Customer Services function, ensuring a friendly and responsive service to telephone enquiries, email and visitors
  3. Undertaking administrative duties relevant to Customer Services as required
  4. Inputting data accurately onto a range of different systems within Customer Services
  5. Undertaking tasks as required which may be of a sensitive and confidential nature
  6. Being an effective and flexible team member to ensure that requirements are met
  7. Ensuring that you work in line with all the Council’s policies and procedures and ensure that you are aware of your obligations under these
  8. Behaving according to the Employees’ Code of Conduct and ensuring that you are aware of your obligations and responsibilities re. conflicts of interest, gifts, hospitality and other matters covered by the Code
  9. Carrying out your role in line with the Council’s Equality agenda
  10. Complying with health and safety policies, organisational statements and procedures, reporting any incidents / accidents / hazards and taking a pro-active approach to health and safety matters in order to protect yourself and others
  11. Completing any other duties of a similar nature related to this post that may be required from time-to-time
  12. This post is deemed to be a ‘Customer Facing’ role in line with the definition of the Code of Practice on the English language requirement for public sector workers

Training will be provided to achieve the following qualifications:

  • NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Customer Service
  • Level 2 Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Functional Skills in maths, English and ICT (as required)

Training will take place every other week at our Training Centre.  Here you will learn the theory elements of the course,  gaining the knowledge to complete the qualifications.

To apply:

For more information:

Please contact Lee Morris on 01325 405601 or email lee.morris@darlington.gov.uk

Closing Date: Sunday 17 June 2018

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Business and Administration Apprenticeships

Employer: Darlington Borough Council - Housing Revenues and Benefits, Housing Tenancy Management (x2), Lifeline, Special Educational Needs (Preparing for Adulthood)
Hours: 37 hours per week
Salary: Apprentice £136.90 per week
Number of Posts: 5

Vacancy Details:

Darlington Borough Council is a unitary authority which delivers a range of services to the people of
Darlington. The Council has approximately 2,000 employees.

The vacancy will require the successful applicant to carry out all aspects of Business Administration including:

  1. Provide support to deal with a wide range of customer enquiries, ensuring a friendly and responsive service to telephone enquiries, email and visitors
  2. Undertake administrative duties as required, including photocopying, filing, scanning, copy typing and taking notes at meetings
  3. Perform diary management functions for officers in the authority including arranging and re-arranging meetings, room booking and organising refreshments
  4. To provide basic facilities management – setting up rooms for meetings ensuring the required equipment and resources are available and assisting attendees
  5. Input data accurately onto a range of different systems and to populate and create basic spreadsheets
  6. Undertake tasks as required which may be of a sensitive and confidential nature
  7. To be an effective and flexible team member to ensure that requirements are met
  8. Ensure that you work in line with all the Council’s policies and procedures and ensure that you are aware of your obligations under these
  9. Behave according to the Employees’ Code of Conduct and ensure that you are aware of your obligations and responsibilities re: conflicts of interest, gifts, hospitality and other matters covered by the Code
  10. Carry out your role in line with the Council’s Equality agenda
  11. To comply with health and safety policies, organisational statements and procedures, report any incidents / accidents/ hazards and take a pro-active approach to health and safety matters in order to protect yourself and others
  12. Any other duties of a similar nature related to this post that may be required from time-to-time
  13. Darlington Borough Council and schools within the Borough are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

Training will be provided to achieve the following qualifications:

  • NVQ Level 2/3 Diploma in Business and Administration 
  • Level 2 Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Functional Skills in maths, English and ICT (as required)

Training will take place at different times at our Training Centre.  Here you will learn the theory elements of the course, gaining the knowledge to complete the qualifications.

To apply:

For more information:

Please contact Lee Morris on 01325 405601 or email lee.morris@darlington.gov.uk

Closing Date: Sunday 17 June 2018

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Apprentice Light Vehicle Mechanic

Employer: MB of Darlington
Location:  Unit 6 Lansdell Business Park, Forge Way, Darlington DL1 2PB
Hours: 37.00+
Salary: £136.90 per week
Number of Posts: 1

Company Details

MB of Darlington is an independent Mercedes servicing specialist based in Darlington.

We have been servicing and repairing Mercedes for over 15 years and provide the same high and exacting standard of Mercedes servicing as franchised main dealers but at a fraction of the cost.

Our high level of service helps to deliver inspired confidence, as our company offers excellent customer service and our technicians undergo continual training, to ensure that they have the latest Mercedes Benz technical expertise for maintaining and servicing your car.

MB Darlington is a registered and authorised user of The Official Mercedes Benz Digital Service Booklet, we can update your service history online (model dependant).

Vacancy Details

The successful applicant will be required to:

  • Service and maintain company vehicles in line with manufacturers’ requirements
  • Repair and replace faulty parts and components
  • Advise the service department or customers about any necessary repairs
  • Prepare cars for pre-MOT
  • Carry our pre or post repair inspections
  • Undertake basic diagnosis of faults

Training

Off the job training includes theory and practical tasks based on the latest City and Guilds level 2 standards. Training will be delivered one day per week at Lingfield Way, Darlington (DL1 4QZ) in both classroom and workshop environments.

Qualifications completed as part of this framework include:

  • NVQ level 2
  • Technical Certificate level 2
  • Functional Skills level 1 (English, maths and ICT) as required
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities level 2

Assessment methods include online examination, direct observation by your assessor and evidence collection from the workplace. 

To apply: Visit www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship or www.darlington.gov.uk/education-and-learning/learning-skills/current-apprenticeship-vacancies/ 

For more information:  Please contact Lee Morris on 01325 405601 or email lee.morris@darlington.gov.uk

Closing Date: Sunday 24 June 2018

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