Isle of Wight Council

Community Equipment Service (CES)

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Apprentice Stores Assistant (Ref: 2024_745)

Community Equipment Service, 19 Barry Way, Newport, PO30 5GY

Grade, National Minimum Wage for the age until completion of apprenticeship programme

Contact: For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Danielle Marriott at 01983 528334.

Vacancy Reference: 2024_745

Closing Date: 23/02/2024

Contract Type: Level 3 Apprenticeship

Hours: 24 per week



We have an exciting opportunity for an individual who seeks an apprenticeship within a health and social care jointly funded Community Equipment environment. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, hardworking, and committed to working within our busy Community Equipment Service Team.


During your employment you will receive on the job training from experienced staff, and you will complete a Level 3 in Business Administration. This is a fantastic chance to ‘earn while you learn’ and this will give practical experience as well as class-based knowledge. The experience and qualification gained during the apprenticeship will be a great asset to anyone looking for a career in business administration.


The post involves daily use of various systems and Microsoft Office applications, including Our stores equipment referral and stock management system, Excel, Outlook and Word. 


The successful candidate should have a desire to work in an office environment with regular customer contact and enquiries from both professionals and members of the public as their interest, to take on this apprenticeship within our challenging CES team.


You will be working within the CES Team supporting the day to day running and operation. Duties will include:

· Processing referrals and information in a timely and efficient way to coordinate deliveries and collections, ensuring accurate data and information is maintained

· Understanding and following the procedures and processes within the CES team  

· Working in accordance with the Councils performance management framework that expects staff to achieve performance targets for all areas of work and prioritising work activities.

· Providing excellent customer service at all times in line with current Council values, whether in person, by phone or email


You will be required to undertake training including courses thought relevant by the council and anything required by the apprenticeship training provider.


At the end of successfully completing the apprenticeship and end point assessment a permanent 22 hours per week contract on a Grade 4 is available.


To undertake this great opportunity, the qualification and requirements you will need to apply are to achieve 5 passes at level 4-9 (grade A-C) GCSE’s or equivalent. 


For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Danielle Marriott at 01983 528334.


PLEASE NOTE: Out of Hours Standby and Call Out

You will be required to take part in the Out of Hours Stand-by Duty Rota as and when requested by management.  Standby and call out duties are paid in accordance with the IWC Terms and Conditions 2012 document.


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When you join #TeamIWC you'll receive our staff benefits package, including:

-  Annual leave entitlement of 32 days p/a PLUS public holidays!

-  Local Government pension scheme

-  Discounted Solent ferry travel

-  Island bus network discount

-  Cycle to work scheme

-  Staff parking permit scheme

-  Discounted island sports & leisure gym membership

-  National and local discounts & benefits schemes


For some vacancies (subject to criteria)

-  A relocation scheme of up to £8,000 may be available if you are specifically relocating to the Isle of Wight to take up a new role with us

-  If you choose to commute to the Isle of Wight daily, you may be eligible to have some travel costs reimbursed

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The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour PolicyEmployee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. We actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.

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The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer, who is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

If you have difficulty completing your online application or if you need further information about how to apply, telephone 01983 823134 or email Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

We often receive a high volume of applicants for our vacancies. If you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion. If unsuccessful, we actively encourage you to revisit our job pages and apply to alternate posts that may be suitable.



Closing Date: 23 February 2024