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Apprentice Assistant Rangers


£136.90 per week (£3.70 per hour) NMW applies in 2nd year at age 19

Wharton Park, Durham - however, you may be required to work at any Council workplace within County Durham


Are you passionate about a career working outdoors in conservation?


Here is a unique opportunity to train with a college and receive excellent on the job experience in Countryside Management. 


These temporary positions are for two years, with an Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship in Environmental Conservation gained after 18 months provided by Askham Bryan College – York.


The positions will be based with Durham County Council Parks and Countryside Service and apprentices will gain a vast range of experience and knowledge working with site staff.  You will be expected to take part in all activities currently carried out and this will involve being part of a shift rota, covering weekend and bank holiday working.  Training will be provided in a range of countryside management skills, including 1st Aid, chainsaw, pesticide and off-road driving, and manual handling.


Required Qualifications:

  • You must have or be expected to achieve 4 GCSE’s at grades A*-G or
  • Grades 9 to 1 (new GCSE Grades as of 2018)
  • Or equivalent in a relevant subject area


Interviews will take place week commencing 26th November 2018.


Candidates shortlisted for interview will be required to undertake a short Maths and English assessment.


For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Darryl Cox, Principal Parks & Countryside Manager tel. no. 03000 264 586 or email darryl.cox@durham.gov.uk


Apply on-line via the jobs portal or for further assistance please contact the HR Operations & Data Team, telephone 03000 268119 / 264223 / 268153 or email hrreal@durham.gov.uk


Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed.  Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘donotreply@northeastjobs.org.uk’ as you will not be notified by any other means.


In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s.  Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes.


Closing date Sunday 18th November 2018


Application only via the North East Jobs Site at www.northeastjobs.org.uk


Vacancy Ref. No. REAL/18/208 – NEJ Site Ref. 178262 



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