1. Do I get paid?
The salary for this role is £17,127 per year pro rata
2. Do I get any benefits?
You get 26 days holiday plus bank holidays, pension scheme, maternity and shared paternity leave, interest-free bike loan, travel season-ticket loan plus lots more.
3. What qualification do I get at the end of it?
BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration.
4. What experience will I gain?
You'll gain real-life work experience and be given the opportunity to develop a wide range of valuable skills and behaviours including team-working, effective communication, and managing your personal and professional development. You’ll also gain knowledge of all aspects of HM Land Registry whilst working in a supportive team and office environment.
5. Where will the apprentices be based?
We are currently recruiting up to 60 apprentices to work in:
6. Am I guaranteed a job offer at the end of the two years?
While we're unable to guarantee a permanent job at the end of your apprenticeship, it’s likely that there will be opportunities for ongoing employment within HM Land Registry and the wider Civil Service. You will have access to Civil Service jobs and you will be able to apply for internal job vacancies within the Civil Service.
7. What is the next stage of the application process?
Once you click on the ‘Apply Now’ button, you’ll be taken to HM Land Registry’s online application form. You’ll be asked to:
- provide some personal information, including your National Insurance number;
- answer some voluntary diversity monitoring questions;
- complete an online application form (which includes questions about your right to work in the UK and your educational and work history, as well as some questions that will assess your suitability for the apprenticeship scheme).
After answering these questions, you’ll be asked to upload scanned copies of your GCSE qualifications. (This can be done later but you cannot progress to the interview stage until these have been provided).
Once you submit your form, HM Land Registry will review it carefully. If you are successful at this stage you will be invited to complete an online test. If you are then shortlisted you will be contacted by email and invited to attend the final assessment stage at the HM Land Registry offices in either Durham, Gloucester and Telford.
8. What’s the closing date for applications?
The final closing date is Tuesday, 23rd May 2017, 12 pm (noon).
For Gloucester ONLY the closing date has been extended to Tuesday, 30th May 2017 at 12pm(noon).
9. When will the final assessment stage take place?
The final assessment stage will take place in Durham, Gloucester and Telford between 1st June 2017 and 9th June 2017.
10. Can I delay my entry if I am successful?
Unfortunately you won't be able to delay entry for this intake. The start date will be Monday, 10th July 2017.
11. Are there special procedures available for candidates with disabilities?
HM Land Registry is a Disability Confident employer. If you have a disability that may affect your ability to take part in our recruitment exercise, please telephone TMP on 0845 199 1756 or email LandRegistryRecruitment@tmpw.co.uk as soon as possible.
If you talk to TMP Worldwide about the effects of your disability, HM Land Registry will take all reasonable steps to help you to participate fully in the selection process. The Equality Act 2010 defines a disabled person as someone who has 'a physical or mental impairment, which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities, which would include things like using a telephone, reading a book or using public transport’.
12. Can I still apply for HM Land Registry if I live outside of the UK?
This is a Civil Service post and is open to UK nationals, other Commonwealth citizens (as defined in the British Nationality Act 1981), British protected persons, and nationals of states within the European Economic Area.
13. If I am successful when will I start work?
14. What references will I need to provide?
You will need to provide the names and contact details of two referees covering the last three years. At least one should be a teacher, youth worker, sports coach, community leader, employer or someone else who can tell us how you are likely to behave in a work or team-based situation. Your personal referees should not be relatives.
If you are recommended for appointment (and not before), the Civil Service will ask your referee about your character, recent employment, education history and nationality.
The Civil Service will also check your identity, employment history, nationality and immigration status, and criminal record (unspent convictions only).
15. Do I get paid holiday?
16. Will I be eligible for maternity leave?
Yes, apprentices are eligible for maternity or shared parental leave.
17. What qualifications do I need?
You must have five GCSEs at Grade C and above (or equivalent qualification) including Maths and English.
18. What will my hours of work be?
A five-day 37-hour week (excluding lunch breaks).
We will also consider part-time applications, working a minimum of 30 hours per week over five days.
19. If I have a query regarding my application who can I contact?
Please telephone TMP on 0845 199 1756 or email LandRegistryRecruitment@tmpw.co.uk and the team will be able to assist.