Apprenticeships

Broads Authority apprentice

As part of our commitment to nurturing the workforce of the future, the Broads Authority runs an annual apprenticeship scheme in partnership with Suffolk New College which aims to train young people in practical environment and conservation skills.

Our apprentices gain a number of new skills, from operating a chainsaw and clearing scrub to using pesticides and getting onto the water with our Construction and Maintenance Team.

Current apprenticeship vacancies

Please see our current apprenticeship opportunities below. To apply you will need to click through to view your chosen vacancy on the Suffolk New College website, click 'Apply for apprenticeship' and follow the instructions given. Please note we can not accept speculative CVs or applications that are not submitted through the Suffolk New College website.

Practical Environmental & Conservation Apprentice (3 positions available)

We have three exciting vacancies for Practical Environmental & Conservation Apprentice to join our Operations Directorate.

Apprentices will assist in the carrying out of construction and practical maintenance projects which help maintain and enhance the Broads, rivers and waterways. You will utilise skills and develop knowledge to assist in providing sustainable countryside & waterway projects working on a variety of sites and locations that make up the Broads National Park.

Training given includes Driver awareness training, RYA Powerboat Level 2, Brushcutter certification, Chainsaw certification, PA1 & PA6AW (Safe use of pesticides) and Emergency First Aid.

Deadline for applications: 31 July 2022

Expected duration of apprenticeship: 15 months

To apply: Practical Environmental & Conservation Apprentice Application Link

Shortlisted applicants will be invited by email to attend an onsite Taster Day on Thursday 11 August 2022.

Those who are successful on this day will then be invited by email to attend an interview on Tuesday 30 August 2022 at the Dockyard, Griffin Lane, Norwich NR7 0SL. The applicant(s) appointed for the apprenticeship will start on Monday 19 September 2022.

Applicants must ensure they are available to attend on these dates, as alternative dates cannot be arranged.

Ranger Apprentice (1 position available)

We have a fantastic opportunity for an apprentice to begin a career as a Broads Authority Ranger, helping to look after the waterways and landscapes of the Broads National Park.

The Ranger Apprentice will assist in the carrying out of patrolling, construction and practical maintenance projects which help maintain and enhance the Broads, rivers and waterways. You will utilise skills and develop knowledge to assist in providing sustainable countryside & waterway projects working on a variety of sites and locations that make up the Broads National Park.

Training given includes Driver awareness training, RYA Powerboat Level 2, Brushcutter certification, Chainsaw certification, PA1 & PA6AW (Safe use of pesticides) and Emergency First Aid.

Deadline for applications: 31 July 2022

Expected duration of apprenticeship: 15 months

To apply: Ranger Apprentice Application Link

Shortlisted applicants will be invited by email to attend an onsite Taster Day on Thursday 11 August 2022.

Those who are successful on this day will then be invited by email to attend an interview on Tuesday 30 August 2022 at the Dockyard, Griffin Lane, Norwich NR7 0SL. The applicant(s) appointed for the apprenticeship will start on Monday 19 September 2022.

Applicants must ensure they are available to attend on these dates, as alternative dates cannot be arranged.