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Brent Council

Public Health Apprentice

Job description

_Fancy a degree in Public Health? Let us pay your university costs and a salary while you learn on the job. _
Brent Council is committed to the continued expansion and development of all apprenticeship programmes for our residents. Our apprenticeship schemes at Brent is just one of the ways we grow our own talent within the borough. We work hard to represent our community, and are looking for likeminded people to join us. Working in Wembley Park, alongside our neighbours Wembley stadium, Wembley arena, Box Park and LDO, makes Brent an exciting location to work.
There is no age limit on an apprenticeship. An apprenticeship can be used for people starting out on their work life journey at the age of 16 or those changing a career for a different working life. 
The Post
In a borough with amongst the greatest public health challenges in the country, do you have what it takes to join as an apprentice working with local communities, the council and partners to improve health outcomes and address health inequalities in Brent? Are you passionate about health improvement at the population or community level, assessing and managing risk of disease and ill-health? 
Not sure what Public Health is? Watch this video.
Start building your future with an apprenticeship; this is your chance to receive excellent training and personal development from an award-winning Public Health team. 
Our Apprenticeship scheme provides a perfect way to earn a wage while you gain vital work experience and a nationally recognised qualification. You will be fully supported and mentored through your apprenticeship and be given protected time to attend training and complete your course work. The scheme is designed for people who are living and entitled to work in England and are not in full-time education.
The Person
**As an apprentice, you will: **

  • Join Public Health and work as part of a national workforce that strives to help people and communities to maximise their potential for a healthy, happy and productive life, to live healthier for longer. 
  • Learn the skills identified in the Public Health Skills and Knowledge Framework (2016) from experts in the field, both in theory and practice.
  • Combine traditional academic learning with work-based learning through employment in a public health role.
  • Be paid a LLW salary whilst you train and attend university.
  • Work proactively to make a positive contribution to the delivery of the service. This will include working flexibly and positively to achieve the objectives of the Council.
  • Collaborate and share knowledge with all colleagues to create and support effective and productive working relationships.
  • Work under the Council’s performance management scheme and will be expected to develop, in conjunction with their line manager, their key result areas, and personal development plan.
  • Be expected to work outside of normal working hours on occasions (08.00 to 18.00). This may include working at weekends.
  • Requirements

  • You must be a resident in Brent 
  • English and Maths GCSE L4 or grade C and above.
  • Good IT skills including knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint is desirable.
  • For more information and to apply, click 'Apply Here'.
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