Wealden District Council

Job Vacancy:Apprenticeships at Wealden District Council

Job Information


£6,762 (plus Transport allowance £2,000) per annum

Contract Type:

Temporary for 13 months from Jan 2018


37 per week


Council Offices, Hailsham


Business Administration Apprentice x 4

Contract: Fixed term 13 months (inclusive of 2 week trial period)

Hours: Full Time (37 hours per week)

Salary: £6,762 + Transport allowance (£2000)

Based at: Council Offices, Hailsham, East Sussex

Are you interested in a career in local government? Would you like to acquire business skills and earn a salary while studying for a recognised qualification?

We have opportunities for up to 4 motivated individuals to undertake an Apprenticeship with Wealden District Council, learning and training alongside experienced staff.  You will have a supervisor in the workplace to support you and undertake qualifications with our training provider, Sussex Skills Solutions, which is a joint venture between Sussex Downs College and Sussex Coast College Hastings.

You will shadow, learn from and provide administrative support to a team of officers within the Council. There are opportunities available to begin your apprenticeship in one of the following 4 service areas:

Housing – Property Services

Audit & Investigations

Digital Services

Business/Finance Services – includes HR, Legal & Elections

We welcome applications from anyone living in the local area that is over 16 and not in full time education.  You must be able to complete qualifications at Level 2 and meet the essential criteria as set out in the Person Specification.

We offer an excellent package, including an employee benefit scheme offering a range of discounts, discounted leisure centre membership, flexitime, salary sacrifice schemes and career average pension scheme.

Wealden District Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

Post number              APP2017

Closing date:             Wednesday, 25th October 2017

Assessment date:     Wednesday, 8th November 2017

Interview Dates:       Interviews will be held between Tuesday 14th & Thursday, 16th November 2017


To apply or for more information, please click the "Apply Online Now" button below.

If you are unable to apply online, please contact Katie Parris, Employer and Recruitment Advisor, Katie.parris@sussexdowns.ac.uk or by telephone: 030 300 39871.


Please ensure you quote the relevant post number


Job Description and Person Specification.doc

Closing Date:

25 October 2017

Interview Date:

Assessment Day 8th November

Post Number:


Contact the Human Resources Team

Contact Form: Contact the Human Resources Team

Email: human.resources@wealden.gov.uk

Telephone: 01892 602424

Wealden District Council
Human Resources
Council Offices
Vicarage Lane
BN27 2AX