Our HR, OD and Engagement Vacancies

Health and Safety Admin Apprentice

  • Salary: £4.62 to £8.91 per hour
  • Hours: 35 per week
  • Duration: 24 months from start date
  • Location: County Hall, Worcester. To include some home working and office/site visits

At Worcestershire County Council, our people work hard for the residents, communities and businesses of this area. In return, we look after their futures – and that includes taking good care of their occupational health and safety.  

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Health & Safety and Admin Apprentice to join our growing passionate Health and Safety team. Prior Health & Safety experience is not required, and this opportunity is ideal for those looking to start a career in this field. 

We are a dynamic team, with excellent technical and customer service skills and tangible passion for self-development and achieving excellence for the population we serve. As well as supporting the health and safety of our workforce, we also have several other contracts for Health and Safety Services across the local area. 

As well as supporting you to gain professional qualifications, your on the job experience will ensure you develop your health and safety and administrative skills alongside your studies.  

During your apprenticeship, you will work towards being able to carry out risk assessments, audits, inspections, accident investigations as well as delivering health and safety packages, and training.  

You will be mentored by experienced health and safety professionals, helping you further your career. As you develop in your knowledge and experience, we will require you to visit Council and client sites across Worcestershire, and occasionally, several other local Counties.

You will have excellent communication skills (both verbal and written), great administration skills coupled with the ability to build and maintain strong stakeholder and client relationships. You will have a highly adaptable approach and will be computer literate with the ability to gain a good grasp on bespoke systems.

Minimum Essentia Criteria

Apprentices with a mathematics and English level 2 qualification must be able to provide certificates as evidence of achievement. 

  • apprentices without a minimum Level 2 qualification in English and mathematics will need to achieve this level prior to the end-point assessment and completion of the apprenticeship programme
  • for those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeships English and mathematics minimum requirement is Entry Level 3 and British Sign Language qualification is an alternative to the English qualifications for those for whom this is their primary language
  • excellent computer skills around - Excel, Word, and PowerPoint at a minimum knowledge level equivalent to level 1 for office computer applications

Additionally, the ideal candidate will have the following skillset:

  • proactive with a high attention to detail
  • self-motivated and determined with a strong sense of personal initiative
  • excellent organisation skills
  • good customer service skills 
  • ability and natural willingness to show initiative
  • excellent communication skills

Our Apprenticeship benefits

  • a defined rotation plan where you will move to a different role within the wider team covering all areas within Health & Safety
  • you will be assigned a pastoral ‘buddy’ to provide support in that critical first step of moving into an office environment and juggling studies at the same time
  • over the initial 24 months, you will obtain a full professional qualification that is a Level 3 Qualification 
  • study package including 20% of role dedicated to study and development, all initial study materials, training provider, study materials exam submissions paid for
  • coach, external to the team, to provide support outside of the normal line management. This coach will help you identify and achieve your personal goals
  • upon completion off the qualification, you will be able to join the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) at TechIOSH Level 
  • you will also be eligible to join the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) at affiliate level   

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please call Gary Monaghan on 01905 846542 or email GMonaghan@worcestershire.gov.uk

How to Apply

Please send a CV and cover letter, demonstrating how you meet the essential criteria to recruitment@worcestershire.gov.uk

Application Closing Date

Closing date: Sunday, 10 October 2021 11:59pm.  

Interviews will take place in the weeks commencing 11 and 18 October 2021.  


In return you’ll get access to lots of training and development and the following benefits:

  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays (potential to match up to 30 days)
  • career average pension scheme
  • access to a range of leisure, fashion, travel and lifestyle discounts 

Flexible Working

We are proud to offer flexible working as standard, so that you can split your time between the office and home.


Worcestershire County Council is committed to promoting equality and diversity and ensuring that all appointments are made based on the suitability of a candidate to the role only.

We are inclusive, this is important to us and we are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. Disability Confident is helping us recruit and retain great people to meet our workforce needs. If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please let us know.

In line with the "Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, we do not automatically reject applicants with a criminal record. Every application will be considered individually, considering the nature and circumstances of the conviction and the type of work applied for. You will not be asked to disclose 'spent' convictions unless the work requires access to children and vulnerable adults.