HSE Apprentice

Location York
Discipline: Apprentices & Graduates
Salary: £16,000
Job ref: 008933
Published: about 1 month ago

We’re looking for a motivated Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Apprentice who will bring energy, new ideas and a fresh perspective to help Portakabin continue to lead and transform the world of modular buildings.   

As a Health and Safety Apprentice, at Portakabin you will be based at our Head Office York, your role will be supporting the wider HSE team to achieve Zero Harm. Your role will be focused on supporting day-to-day health, safety and environmental activities and safety crucial improvements to ensure ongoing success in manufacturing.

Our professional apprenticeship programme has been developed to ensure you are supported throughout every step of your journey. Your 2 year apprenticeship will be delivered through a blended learning approach supported by our provider RHG Consulting. You will be stretched, challenged and supported by a business that views your professional development as a priority.   

During the programme you will complete a Level 3 Health, Safety and Environmental Technician apprenticeship, working across a range of projects, which will offer the breadth and variety to support your development. 


Roles and Responsibilities  

  • Design and implement HSE improvement programs and initiatives
  • Ensure safe operations procedures are properly implemented
  • Develop HSE processes and procedures
  • Represent the HSE team at key meetings and forums
  • Carry out site checks and audits to ensure policies and procedures are being properly implemented
  • Ensure necessary documentation is provided
  • Assist with HSE training


Our Ideal Candidate   

  • Computer literate with a solid understanding of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint  
  • 5 GCSEs including Maths and English at Level 4 – 9 (or equivalent) 
  • High levels of collaborative team working
  • A self-starting attitude, spotting opportunities for improvement and taking a natural lead.
  • A conscientious attitude – delivering what you agree to deliver.
  • Has the ability to build highly trusted relationships with colleagues, third parties and internal stakeholders.


Benefits & Opportunities   

  • £16,000 per annum  
  • 25 days per year plus bank holidays 
  • Option to buy 5 days of annual leave  
  • Working flexibly principles  
  • Contributory pension  
  • A range of dedicated health and wellbeing services  
  • Employee Assistance Program  
  • A chance to give back to your community with an annual Volunteering Day Off  
  • Cycle to Work Scheme  
  • Employee Benefits Program (Discounts at 100s of shops, gyms, restaurants and even holidays!)  
  • There is also great opportunity for career progression within Portakabin. Roughly one third of our roles are filled by internal candidates!  

If this sounds like a career path you’d like to take we would be delighted to receive your application. Please apply no later than Sunday 7th April.  


About Portakabin  

As innovators in the science of building, we provide modular buildings for hire and sale, as well as supplying refurbished buildings and construction site accommodation. We deliver building solutions for organisations of any size, in sectors ranging from manufacturing, education and health to transport, utilities and construction.  

Portakabin remains in the ownership of the York based Shepherd family and now employs more than 2,000 people across ten European countries.  

As an equal opportunities employer, Portakabin is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective colleagues. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and perspectives and hire great people to build talented and diverse teams.  

We are committed to making reasonable adjustments throughout the application, recruitment, and onboarding processes for candidates that require additional support and/or adjustments to be made.