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Apprentice Trainee Technician (Dorchester)

Salary details: £18198 - £19312

Dorset Council
Occupational group
Salary details
£18,198 - £19,312
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Simon Butler
Contact email
Contact telephone
01305 225339
Closing Date
11 July 2021 11:30 PM
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Apprentice Trainee Technician 

37 hours per week - Permanent 

£18,198 - £19,312

County Hall, Dorchester 

This is an opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to gain broad experience in delivering highways infrastructure projects.

What you will be doing

You will work with civil engineers and experienced technical staff and assist with projects from concept to completion. Initially you will join a specialist team designing and delivering traffic signals and ITS (intelligent transport system) projects but you will also assist other teams working on a range of highways projects.

About you

This is an apprenticeship position and you will spend a proportion of your time in formal training. You will need to have a good standard of general education as set out in the Context Statement. As a minimum you will have five GCSE grades 6 or above, including English and Maths and be a confident computer user. The successful candidate will undertake part-time study for a qualification such as a BTech in Civil Engineering or a related subject. Progression to the higher grading will depend on satisfactory performance in both work and studies.

Working at Dorset Council 

This is a unique opportunity to join a brand new council in Dorset – home to the spectacular Jurassic Coast and thriving market towns and villages with a strong sense of community and identity. 

On 1 April 2019, five district and borough councils and the county council were replaced by the new Dorset Council which will deliver more efficient, accessible and modern public services.  

You will have the opportunity to build your career in a modern, flexible and inclusive organisation, and this is an exciting time to join – at the start of our journey together. 

For more information about our new council visit www.DorsetCouncil.gov.uk/about 

Dorset Council provides a framework to explain the behaviours expected from everyone who works, or volunteers, for Dorset Council regardless of their role or grade within the organisation, find more information about this here. The behaviours will form part of the selection process, where you will be asked to evidence when you have demonstrated them.

Skills required 

A good standard of general education as set out in the Context Statement and be a confident computer user. It would be advantageous to have a full driving licence but it is not an essential requirement.

Personal qualities 

Prepared to undertake part-time study for a qualification such as a BTech in Civil Engineering or a related subject. Willingness to learn, both through formal study and through mentoring from experienced staff.

Qualfications required 

Five GCSE grades grade 6 or above, including English and Maths.

Question 1:

Do you have the necessary minimum qualifications?

Question 2:

Are you keen on a career in highways infrastructure?

Additional Information

Dorset Council uses generic job descriptions and person specifications and therefore the job title in the attachments on the right may differ from the job title in the advert. Further specific information may be provided in a context statement where relevant.

This role is UK based and your Right to Work will need to be established as part of the appointment process.

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NB: You will be unable to view the job description and person specification forms after this vacancy has closed. We cannot accept CVs in place of an application form as we require the same range of information from all our candidates.

Dorset Council is committed to making our recruitment process barrier-free, and as inclusive as possible for everyone.

For more information on how to apply, please see this helpful guidance

A full driving licence, though not essential, would be an advantage.