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Public Health Apprentice

  • Employer: Brent Council
  • Reference: 1256
  • Published: Tue 22/08/2023, 15:07 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 01/10/2023, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £22,370.40 p.a. - London Living Wage
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, Middlesex HA9 0FJ, Brent

Salary range: £22,370.40  p.a. - London Living Wage
Contract: Fixed term / Secondment (36 Months)
Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: Civic Centre and other locations from time to time


Public Health Practitioner degree Apprenticeship - Start date: January 2024  

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.


  • 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.

The Apprenticeship

Below is a link to the Apprenticeship Standard that you will be working towards.


Simultaneously undertaking a comprehensive study programme towards the Level 6 degree apprenticeship.  You will gain valuable knowledge and skills which will be an asset to the council and your career. Our apprenticeship scheme offers significant assistance with training and provides the opportunity to improve skills for future career opportunities. The training for this role will be in association with the Coventry University.

Please note there is an end-point assessment at the end of this apprenticeship, which is carried out by an independent assessor and will include:  an exam, a log book and a panel interview.  

Upon completion of the apprenticeship, the apprentice will gain a BSc (Hons) degree as a Public Health Practitioner.

Successful completion will enable you to submit a Public Health Practitioner portfolio. 


If you are interested in applying for this job, please start by clicking the "Apply Now" button below. You must provide a supporting statement as part of your application that clearly shows how you meet the criteria on the Person Specification.


Closing date: 01 October 2023 (23:59)

Additional Information

Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.

We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.

Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.

As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on  recruitment@brent.gov.uk 

  • Employer: Brent Council
  • Reference: 1256
  • Published: Tue 22/08/2023, 15:07 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 01/10/2023, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £22,370.40 p.a. - London Living Wage
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, Middlesex HA9 0FJ, Brent

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