Regulatory Compliance Apprentice (Trading Standards)

Northallerton, North Yorkshire
£18,097.96 - £18,828.59
24 Nov 2021
12 Dec 2021
Contract Type

Regulatory Compliance Apprentice (Trading Standards)

Grade C

Salary: £18,097.96 - £18,828.59

Contract: 2 years Apprentice Fixed Term (potential to become permanent should s suitable role become available).

Location: County Hall – Northallerton – Hybrid Working

Apprentice start date: January 2022 (Training course to start March 2022)

Have you ever considered a career in Trading Standards? Do you have an interest in law, food technology or similar? Are you looking for an opportunity to gain a Level 4 qualification, with the potential to progress further in the Chartered Trading Standards Institute Professional Competency Framework?

We have a fantastic opportunity for someone to join our Trading Standards Service as a Regulatory Compliance Apprentice.

Our service

The core work of the Service is to protect communities from unfair, unsafe and criminal trading practices, and provide high quality advice and support to North Yorkshire’s consumers, communities and businesses. We work with the agricultural sector to control the risk of animal infectious diseases and promote the health and welfare of farmed animals. We look to improve the health & well-being within the County’s communities by reducing the sale of alcohol, tobacco and other age-restricted products to minors. We enforce heavy commercial vehicle weight restrictions protecting historic road bridges from structural damage and enhancing the environment for local communities as well as enforcing the provisions of Safety of Sports Grounds legislation at sports stadia within the County.

The role

As our Apprentice you will provide support and assistance to the trading standards service and its officers in relation to investigation, advice, inspection, safeguarding and any other of its statutory or discretionary functions as required. You will be required to develop a range of skills and knowledge through work experience and block release whilst working towards the regulatory compliance officer level 4 apprenticeship.

You will gain experience in Business & Consumer Services; Farming, Food & Health; and Multi-agency Safeguarding within the Trading Standards Service, undertaking a range of activities including: assisting in the inspection of trade premises and searches at trade and residential premises; cataloguing of seized goods and documents; test purchasing of informal samples and assisting in the taking of formal samples; transporting samples to test houses or police laboratories; assisting in the taking of statements from complainants and other witnesses; completing intelligence reports and inputting them to the intelligence database; updating the trader and complaints database and producing reports for use by managers; working with partners such as the Police or Fire Service.

This is an exciting time to join North Yorkshire County Council as we are undergoing reorganisation to join with the seven district councils across the county to form a unitary council for North Yorkshire from April 2023. In readiness for that change, you will also have an opportunity to undertake a short placement with one or more of the district council environmental health services.

What you will bring

Ideally, you will hold a level 2 English and Maths or equivalent qualification and have awareness of the role of Trading Standards, and of the principles of data protection and information security. You must have excellent written and oral communication skills as well good negotiation skills, and the ability to collect and analyse data and work to deadlines.

What’s in it for you?

We will support you through your apprenticeship to complete the Regulatory Compliance, Level 4 Apprenticeship. As a Student you are entitled to apply for the Student Union card offering hundreds of discounts throughout your apprenticeship period, in addition to this you will also have our NYCC benefits such as salary sacrifice schemes for modern technology and cars, flexi-time scheme. See our Total Rewards brochure for more details.

Successful completion of the apprenticeship will provide exemption from units 1 and 2, and the written coursework element of unit 3 of the Chartered Trading Standards Institute Professional Competency Framework. 

Contact and apply

 If you would like to speak to someone about the role, please contact Jo Boutflower on 07779 863618 or email

Key dates:

Closing Date: Sunday: 12th December

Interview date:

Please note we will be interviewing whilst the advert is live and reserve the right to close when suitable candidates have been appointed.

Interviews will be held by Teams

Useful information

Regulatory Compliance Apprentice Job description

Total Rewards Brochure