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North Yorkshire County Council are an award winning organisation and one of the largest employers in North Yorkshire.

We are recognised as an excellent employer offering staff support, development, a chance to make a difference to the communities and residents who live here, and a safe pair of hands for your career to soar! We have a proven track record of delivering successful apprenticeship and graduate programmes, with many former apprentices and graduates still working for us today. We have a long standing commitment to young people by providing employment and training opportunities. Our  'Young and Yorkshire' (pdf / 7 MB)plan supports this and includes our aim to increase the number of young people who continue to participate in education, training and employment.

As a large employer we have a diverse range of jobs and careers, you could start in one type of job but this could lead to a thousand different opportunities! We offer many career pathways and professions and we are excited to have a range of apprenticeship and graduate opportunities to offer you.

Looking to earn while you learn? If you are looking to earn while you learn an apprenticeship could be the ideal route for you, providing you with a real job with progression and a reliable income whilst you achieve your qualification with our full support.

Please see below our current Apprenticeship opportunities: 

Job Title: Children, Young People and Families Practitioner Level 4 Apprentice 
Grade: E
Salary: £19,698 per annum
Location: Starbeck House, 80 High Street, Harrogate 
Hours: Full-time/ 37 hours
Contract: 2 year Fixed Term

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Restorative Practice and Stronger Foundations Team for a Children, Young People and Families Practitioner Level 4 Apprentice. 

The Apprenticeship will offer an opportunity to work with these teams by supporting families to build positive, sustained relationships working within strengthening families and restorative models. 
A key element will be to work in partnership with families to minimise the risk of children who may be involved in potential criminal exploitation. 

You will be supported and mentored to adopt Restorative Practice and Stronger Foundation approaches. As an apprentice, you will be part of a supportive team and you will receive professional supervision. 

The post holder must be committed to completing the Level 4 Children, Young People and Families Practitioner Apprenticeship, which will require dedication, commitment to your own development and a drive to achieve. 

To successfully complete the Apprenticeship, you will need to achieve Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English, equivalent to GCSE Grade C-A*(4-9), which will be delivered as part of the Apprenticeship programme. If you have previously achieved and can evidence this you will be exempt from having to complete this element. 

To be considered for this Apprenticeship, applicants must have already achieved Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths and English, equivalent to a GCSE Grade E-D (2-3) as a minimum.

The position is for up to 24 months, this will be reviewed after 18 months, giving the successful candidate the opportunity to earn whilst they learn as part of the Apprenticeship. In addition, work related travel expenses will be paid. 

If you would like more information on this vacancy, we welcome you to contact Simon Saxton (Restorative Practice Lead) on 07791 174 556 or by email for an informal conversation. 


Key dates
Closing date: Sunday 13th December 2020
Shortlisting date: Wednesday 16th December
Interview date: Tuesday 22nd December 2020 (virtually)


 Job Description / Person Specification (pdf / 386 KB)




This post requires an Enhanced DBS, the cost of which will be met by the Employer. 

NYCC are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies. 

We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.