Salary: £4.30 per hour - £159.10 per week - National Apprenticeship Wage - during first 12 months. (if 19 years old or over, after 12 months your salary will increase to minimum wage for your age)
Care Leaver Supplement - The successful applicant may be paid a Care Leaver supplement up to the equivalent national minimum wage for their age, if eligible (up to their 25th birthday).
Care Leaver Bursary – Care Leavers who choose to start an apprenticeship may be eligible to receive a £1000 bursary to help the transition into the workplace (aged 16 to their 25th birthday), subject to meeting the eligibility requirements.
Hours: 37 hours per week
Workbase: Cumbria House, 117 Botchergate, Carlisle, CA1 1RD
Closing Date: 13th June 2021
Start Date: From September 2021 onwards
Apprenticeship Duration: 15 months
We have an exciting opportunity at Cumbria County Council for a care leaver who wants to make a difference to children looked after and champion the voice of care leavers across Cumbria.
As a Children Looked After and Care Leavers Ambassador Apprentice within Cumbria County Council you will have an interest in supporting the development and co-production of support services for Children Looked After and Care Leavers in Cumbria. Cumbria Children's Rights Service enables vulnerable children and young people to have a voice, campaign, represent and actively participate in the design, delivery, development and improvement of services; and to inform and influence decision making.
Do you want to achieve a nationally recognised qualification and benefit from on the job work experience? Then the Children Looked After and Care Leavers Ambassador - Customer Service Practitioner apprenticeship with Cumbria County Council could be for you!
Please note only applications from candidates with experience of being looked after by Cumbria County Council will be considered. This will be verified prior to shortlisting.
Please note that your application will be assessed against the Qualifications; Skills and Personal Qualities and Behaviours listed on the Apprenticeship Description. In your application form you must therefore clearly demonstrate:
Please note that CVs will not be considered.
DBS Check: This role requires an Enhanced DBS Check.
Aptitude Assessments and Eligibility Checks: will take place as part of the recruitment process. Candidates will be contacted directly by RWP Training Ltd by telephone or email to carry out the checks by 18th June 2021.
Cumbria County Council will share some of the details you have included in your application form i.e. name; date of birth; home address; email address; telephone/mobile number and qualifications with its commissioned apprenticeship training providers for the purpose of the recruitment, training and management of the apprenticeship programme. Please ensure before you apply that you will be able to attend the next stages of the recruitment process.
Interview Date: Planned to be held week commencing 5th July 2021
Due to the coronavirus, we are operating virtual interviews. This will preferably be undertaken using the Microsoft Teams software which is currently free for new users, however if there are any issues with accessing this technology, we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements prior to the interviews.
Training Provider: RWP Training Ltd
Further information is available on Cumbria County Council apprentices on our website: cumbria.gov.uk/jobsandcareers/apprenticeships
If you have any questions or you would like an informal discussion regarding the opportunity please email the apprentice team at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone on 01228 221400
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