Current Apprenticeship Vacancies

Current Vacancies

Vacancy Course Subject Employer Closing Date
Adult Support Worker Apprentice Health and Social Care  Making Space 19th June 2019
Apprentice Light Vehicle Mechanic  Motor Vehicle Charter Self Drive Ltd 25th June 2019
Apprentice Business Administration Business and Administration Darlington Borough Council 23rd June 2019

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Apprentice Light Vehicle Mechanic

  • Employer: Charter Self Drive Ltd.
  • Location: Charter House, Cleveland Street, Darlington, DL1 2PJ
  • Hours: 42 hours per week—Mon-Fri
  • Salary: £3.90 per hour
  • Number of Posts: 1

Company Details

“Charter Self Drive / NL Commercials is a family owned vehicle rental company, we have been supplying vehicle hire solutions for over 30 years. We are the No1 independent hire company in the North with over 2500 vehicles and four depots. As a family business, we pride ourselves on the quality of our service which is second to none. We've not only built up a wealth of knowledge in the lease hire world, but we’ve forged a reputation for great value and unwavering customer care, too. With depots in Wakefield, Leeds, St Helens and Darlington we can offer our customers complete convenience for their hire needs. From car to minibus, from small van to curtain side truck, whatever vehicle you require, we stock the solution.”

Vacancy Details

The vacancy will require the successful applicant to carry out all aspects of motor vehicle repair including:

  • Servicing and maintaining company vehicles in line with manufacturers requirements
  • Repairing and replacing faulty parts and components
  • Advising the service department or customers about any necessary repairs
  • Preparing cars for pre-MOT
  • Pre or post repair inspections
  • Basic diagnosis of faults

Training will be provided to achieve the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 NVQ in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
  • Level 2 Technical Certificate
  • Functional Skills (English, maths, and ICT as required)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

Training will take place periodically at our training centre. Here you will learn the theory elements of the course, gaining the knowledge to complete the qualifications.

To apply: Please apply on: with vacancy number VAC001536912

For more information: Please contact the engagement team on 01325 405601 or  l&[email protected]

Closing Date: Tuesday 25th June 2019

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Adult Support Worker Apprentice

Employer: Making Space 
Hours: 30 hours per week
Salary: £3.90 per hour
Number of Posts: 2

Vacancy Details 

Are you interested in working with a range different people? Are you a caring person who likes to help other? Making Space is looking for a caring, committed and hardworking apprentice to join their team.

The job role is varied, interesting and responsibilities include:

  • To assist clients within the own flat and promote independent living with support from the service provision
  • To assist clients in all aspects of their personal care
  • To maintain good levels of housekeeping
  • To maintain good levels of hygiene
  • To assist clients with their mobility needs
  • To work as part of a team
  • To assist clients during mealtimes, this may include serving meals or supporting the individual to eat and drink
  • To record information into appropriate documents
  • To maintain confidentiality
  • To complete all necessary training

Training will be provided to achieve the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Care 
  • Functional skills in maths and English at Level 1 (as required)
  • Care Certificate 

You will be required to produce a showcase portfolio of evidence and complete an end point assessment at the end of your Apprenticeship which will be graded pass, merit or distinction. 

To apply: Visit searching vacancy number VAC001529035

For more information: Please contact L&S Employer Engagement Officer, on 01325 405601 or l&[email protected]

Closing Date: Wednesday 19th June 2019

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Apprentice – Business Administration

Employer: Darlington Borough Council

Hours: 37 hours per week
Salary: Apprentice National Minimum Wage—£3.90 per hour
Number of Posts: 3

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:


  • Provide support to deal with a wide range of customer enquiries, ensuring a friendly and responsive service to telephone enquiries, email and visitors.
  • Undertake administrative duties as required, including photocopying, filing, scanning, copy typing and taking notes at meetings.
  • Perform diary management functions for officers in the authority including arranging and re-arranging meetings, room booking and organising refreshments.
  • To provide basic facilities management – setting up rooms for meetings ensuring the required equipment and resources are available and assisting attendees. 
  • Input data accurately onto a range of different systems and to populate and create basic spreadsheets.
  • Undertake tasks as required which may be of a sensitive and confidential nature.
  • To be an effective and flexible team member to ensure that requirements are met.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Carry out your role in line with the Council’s Equality agenda.
  • 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.
  • Any other duties of a similar nature related to this post that may be required from time-to-time.
  • 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 2/3 Certificate in the Principles of Business and Administration
  • 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:

Please apply on:

For more information: Please contact Kirsty Hitch, Learning and Skills tutor on 01325 405601 or email [email protected]

Closing Date: Sunday 23rd June 2019

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