Last chance to snap up Citizens Advice roles in Herts apprenticeship scheme

Dacorum District Citizens Advice Bureau chief executive Victoria MacGregor
Dacorum District Citizens Advice Bureau chief executive Victoria MacGregor

The chance to gain a legal advice qualification and valuable work experience is on offer for 10 lucky candidates in a county apprenticeship scheme with the Citizens Advice Bureau – but the deadline to apply is looming.

Each of the charity’s 10 Herts branches – including the Dacorum District Citizens Advice Bureau in Hemel Hempstead’s Hillfield Road – will be taking on an apprentice to train in a range of roles and work towards a Level 3 qualification from North Herts College.

The scheme, funded by Herts County Council, will see the apprentices receive training in order to help the charity provide quality legal advice and get to the root causes of individuals’ problems.

Chief executive of the Dacorum branch Victoria MacGregor said: “Citizens Advice Bureaux are very special organisations to work for.

“The role will include a mix of training, advice work and administration work so we are looking for someone who has an interest in social issues and who has great communication skills.

“2014 marks the 75th anniversary of the Citizens Advice service and it is wonderful to be able to introduce a new generation to this challenging but rewarding work, helping the people in our community.

“This Apprenticeship provides a unique opportunity to work in the voluntary sector and gain valuable skills which will help successful candidates gain employment in the legal and advice sector or in an office environment.”

The closing date for applications is Sunday, March 23. Click here to apply.