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Health and Safety Apprenticeship

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Health and Safety Apprenticeship

Leeds (Hybrid) 

Salary: £19,420

Let’s make the most of your talent 

We believe in the power of fresh perspectives and untapped potential. Whether you’re starting your career, seeking a career change, or returning to work, our apprenticeships offer the opportunity to grow, learn and earn simultaneously. You’ll gain qualifications, develop new skills and lay the groundwork for an exciting future. 

We’re searching for a Health and Safety Apprentice to join our team on a 2 year programme at our Leeds office.  

An apprenticeship with DLG will help you grow your career whilst working towards a Level 3 Safety & Health qualification at the same time!  

About Us: 

At Direct Line Group, insurance is just the start. Combining decades of industry experience with talented people in every field, we’re a customer-obsessed market powerhouse. And we all work together to be brilliant for customers, every single day. 

Speed, simplicity, and a common-sense human touch. It’s what we do. And we do it well. We connect our customers with the very best in home, pet, travel, life, over 50s life, cycling, and SELECT Premier insurance – anytime, from anywhere. We’ve been changing the game for insurance since 1985. And with several of the UK’s most trusted brands under our wing, we’ve developed a reputation as one of the UK’s most trusted insurance businesses. 

What you’ll be doing: 

The Health and Safety Apprentice will support the Group Health and Safety Manager in developing and implementing Direct Line Groups’ Health and Safety Strategy, Governance, and Health and Safety Culture by creating processes, procedures, and monitoring performance across the group.  

The key purpose of the role is to learn about H&S Regulations and how they apply to a dynamic and fast paced business like Direct Line Group.  

In this role you will: 

·Undertake relevant H&S training and put the knowledge gained into practice. 

·Work to the criteria of the Level 3 Technician in Safety, Health, and Environment. 

·Attend H&S meetings and Committees and set agendas, take minutes, log and track actions arising. 

·Participate in accident / incident and near miss investigations as needed. 

·Participate in audit and inspection programmes across the group. 

·Provide support in collating evidence and drafting accident, incident and near miss reports. 

·Create audit reports and management information to be used for Exec H&S Committee and Risk Management Board. 

·Support the implementation of the H&S module on the new CAFM Holistic business system. 

·Redesign and launch the H&S Pages on the Hub, create content for H&S Newsletters and internal communication systems. 

·Support meetings with external providers of Occupational Health and EAP and collate the data into usable management information for the business.  

What we are looking for: 

To be successful in this role, you will have a genuine interest in Health and Safety and love for data.We’d love to see applications from: 

·A confident individual who can work independently when set a task. 

·An outgoing individual with good listening and communication skills. 

·A focused individual who enjoys working with data and on new systems. 

·A curious individual who wants to understand why people do what they do in a work setting. 

To be eligible to apply for this apprenticeship you will: 

·Have 5 GCSE’s (or equivalent) including English & Maths A*-C (9-4) which you’ll need to be able to evidence. However, if you have extenuating circumstances please do get in touch. 

·Applicants need to have lived in the UK for the last 3 years 

Training Provided:

By becoming an apprentice at DLG, you’ll be able to combine on-the-job practical skills with theoretical knowledge from off-the-job learning, giving you the best opportunity to develop your career.  

You will be paired with a dedicated DLG mentor who will also be a Chartered Fellow of IOSH and will support your training every step of the way. 

You will attend both online and face-to-face learning support sessions and there will be an End-Point-Assessment for this apprenticeship where you will be required to demonstrate your knowledge, skills, and behaviours. 

Subject to successful completion of the apprenticeship, there are many opportunities for progression throughout DLG to continue your career with us.  

What we’ll give you in return: 

We wouldn’t be where we are today without our people and the wide variety of perspectives and life experiences they bring. That’s why we offer excellent benefits to suit your lifestyle and a flexible working model combining the best parts of home and office-working, varying with the nature of your role. Core benefits include: 

·9% employer contributed pension

·50% off home, motor and pet insurance plus free travel insurance and Green Flag breakdown cover

·25 days holiday (rising by 1 each year to 28) + bank holidays and option to buy or sell up to 5 days 

·Additional optional Health and Dental insurance

·Buy as you earn share scheme

·Employee discounts and cashback

·Plus many more

Ways of Working

Our mixed model way of working offers a 'best of both worlds' approach combining the best parts of home and office-working, offering flexibility for everyone. How much you'll be in the office depends on your role, and we'll consider the flexible working options that work best for you.  

Read our flexible working approach here.

We recognise and embrace people that work in different ways so if you need any reasonable adjustments within this recruitment process, please reach out to us and we can discuss how we can support you with this. 

There’s no-one else like you. No-one with the exact same mix of strengths, quirks, skills and thoughts. That’s why you could belong here. As part of a team of brilliant individuals, in a place that empowers you to be the best you can be. We’re proud of who we are, of what we do, and what every single one of us brings. Join us. Help us keep innovating and putting customers at the heart of everything. To be an insurance company of the future. When we work together, we can all achieve great things. Inspiring, challenging, and supporting each other to aim higher.  

Together we’re one of a kind.  

Please contact if you have any questions.




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