Health & Safety Apprentice

Would you like to be the one protecting our employees, contractors and customers? Join us as a Health & Safety apprentice and you’ll continue studying, learning and work towards a professional qualification!

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Help us make the world a safer place 

As an apprentice, you’ll work in the team responsible for ensuring that all our people return home safe and sound every night. Joining us on this scheme, you’ll develop an understanding of Health and Safety within Virgin Media O2 and find effective ways to ensure our agenda is delivered throughout.  

Build skills for the future 

Our Health & Safety Apprentices are critical in pushing our world-class safety culture and implementing our ‘Zero Harm’ agenda throughout the business. Zero Harm is our vision and a core commitment for our organisation. It requires all of us to play our part and work together to ensure that everyone goes home safe and well. Although you will be based within the region, you’ll travel up and down the country when needed, including overnight stays. Responsibilities you could take on include: 

  • Making sure we stick to our legal and ethical requirements 
  • Coming up with new ways to keep our customers and partners away from danger 
  • Delivering workshops to employees to ensure they’re aware of our safety values and provide assistance at all levels  
  • Investigating accidents to figure out how we can prevent them from happening again 

What we look for 

Someone with a passion for Health & Safety, a safety-first approach and an interest in gaining the experience needed to lead our Zero Harm agenda in the future. This role requires a lot of travel, so it’s vital you have a full UK driving licence as well as your own car. Overnight stays and the need to travel outside of your region may be involved, so you must be comfortable with this. Other qualities we’d like to see include: 

  • Ability to communicate with people at all levels 
  • Strong influencing skills 
  • Confidence in presenting 

What’s in it for you 

A Level 3 Health & Safety qualification. A £23,000 starting salary. Lots of opportunities to progress your career. Not only will you be learning new skills and developing your professional knowledge, but once you’ve completed the apprenticeship, you could be earning a salary of £30-32,000. Travelling is something that you’ll do a lot in this role, we’ll offer a car allowance of £5,500 to help you out. Plus, we’ll let you enjoy our fantastic benefits, such as: 

  • 25 days holiday  
  • Your birthday off every year  
  • Employee discounts on mobile, broadband and TV services  

…and loads more! 

What’s involved with studying for an apprenticeship? 

Your apprenticeship is made up of learning on the job, but also gaining the academic skills to put into practice in your day-to-day job.  As a result, you’ll complete the apprenticeship as part of a structured learning programme alongside working in the role. The learning programme is made up of a suite of modules and milestones and you’ll be required to evidence your work against these modules via tasks and assignments. For some apprenticeships, you may also undertake additional technical qualifications, which include studying for, and taking an exam. Once you have completed your modules and milestones, you’ll then move to your End Point Assessment (EPA) which is typically made up of an interview and a project. Once you pass this stage, you will receive your apprenticeship qualification with us. 

Apprenticeship: Level 3 Health and Safety
Duration:  18 months 
Start Date: July 2023
Requirements: At least level 1 qualification in Maths and English and full UK driving licence with no more than 3 points
Salary: Starting salary of £23,000, with an increase to £26,000 after 12 months. Final salaries can be in the region of £30-32,000 + amazing benefits 

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