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Details of the placements for 2018

ICT Placements

Department: IT Communications
Title: Flintshire Trainee – ICT – Infrastructure for schools 
Level: 2/3 
What the team do:
• Support schools, working closely with school engineers, network managers and federation technicians within the school.
• Support server infrastructure, wireless networks and schools internet access
• Incident management 
What you would get involved with:
• School active directory domain support 
• School backup and tape management 
• Patch management 
• Application installs
• Setting up new user accounts
• Checking backups have completed successfully
• Movement of tapes to secure locations 
• Documenting changes to the server infrastructure 
• Checking patches have applied successfully 
• Installing SIMS on the school PC’s/ laptops
• Adding devices onto the schools wireless network 
• Monitoring schools internet filtering software. 


Department: IT Services 
Title: Flintshire Trainee ICT – Business Relationship Management 
Level: 2/3
What the team do:
• Support the ICT service desk to resolve faults, provide IT support, guidance and information to customers 
• Work in partnership with departments to ensure the right level of service is being delivered 
• Provide IT training and guidance to customers in the use of technology utilised within the council. 
What you would get involved with:
• Processing and fulfilment of customers IT requests e.g. hardware orders, remote access requests)
• Monitoring of the  IT Faults reported to the Service Desk 
• Replying to customer calls 
• Administrative assistance to the IT Business Partners• Answering telephone calls from customers 
• Updating the teams project progress tracker 
• Updating of electronic forms used by customers to register requests or faults. 

Business Administration Placements

Department: Development 
Title: Flintshire Trainee Business Administration 
Level: 2/3
What the team do:
• Determine planning applications 
• Investigating enforcement complaints
• Defending appeals 
What you would get involved with:
• Tracking current processes 
• Testing LEAN processes 
• Setting out training manuals based on LEAN processes 
• Making necessary IT and correspondence changes to support manuals 
• Managing data – such as digitizing and linking complaints 
• Updating and digitizing legal agreements and appeals 
• Researching best practice


Department: Legal & Democratic 
Title: Flintshire Trainee – Business Administration 
Level: 2/3 
What the team do:
Legal:
• Provide legal advice and support to the whole of the Council 
• Provide Legal advice in the protection of children and adults
• Undertake criminal prosecutions on behalf of the council.
Democratic:
• Committee administration of council meetings
• Electronic administration 
• Civic & Councilor services 
What you would get involved with:
Legal:
• Admin support to the legal services 
• Undertaking minutes of team meetings and to circulate the same 
• Copying, scanning various documents for the team members
• Answering phones and fielding calls where appropriate 
• Meeting and greeting customers and client departments where appropriate 
• Where appropriate to assist the team by attending court and sitting behind Counsel, making full and detailed notes and feeding back to the team members
• Undertake land registry searches to identify land ownership and report back to client departments
• Assisting in the arranging of various meetings 
Democratic:
• Prepare agendas using ‘Modern – Gov’ 
• Drafting minutes
• Use web casting equipment 
• Maintaining electronical registers • Working on a policy statement 
• Carrying out research 
• Assisting with civic find and raising events


Department: Youth Services 
Title: Flintshire Trainee Business Administration – Youth Services 
Level: 2/3 
What the team do:
• Offer intervention for young people who offend or are at risk of offending and preventing re-offending 
• Support and advise young people aged 10-25 and their families 
• Provide informal education and recreational opportunities to young people aged 11-25, through a network of youth clubs, projects, outreach, detached and mobile facilities.
What you would get involved with:
• Be the first point of contact for all incoming telephone calls from service users, families and professionals, visitors etc. 
• Collect incoming and outgoing mail
• Data input on client management system and associated spreadsheets
• Record court outcomes
• Make up court files
• Photocopying/ scanning documents 
• Archiving records
• Arranging and attending meetings to take minutes 
• Assist organizing events, conferences and other activities
• General filing and other administrative duties 

 

Department: Revenue & Benefits 
Title: Flintshire Trainee Business Administration – Revenue & Benefits 
Level: 2/3 
What the team do:
• Collection of council tax, business rates & rent income 
• Enforcement and collection of all council debts and provide advice to customers in debt and entering into payment agreements.
• Collate financial and performance related information 
• Maintain a database
What you would get involved with:
• Dealing with routine telephone enquiries, providing customers with basic advice.
• Taking debit/ credit card payments over the telephone for a variety of services 
• Referencing work using document imaging and management systems 
• Maintaining customer records and using databases to update accounts
• Managing documents for printing and dispatch 
• Collating management information and presenting data in a range of formats, including using charts, graphs to provide statistics
• Using various reports to update account details for the various systems 
• Updating customer account and carrying out routine changes e.g. name changes 
• Liaise with frontline service areas 


Department: Community Business Protection       
Title: Flintshire Trainee Business Administration 
Level: 2/3 
What the team do:
• Deal with all aspects of licensing for the following: private hire and hackney carriage vehicles, drivers and operators, alcohol, entertainment, late night refreshment, gambling, animal licensing, charitable collections and scrap metal 
• Offer a pest control service – control of pests, such as wasps, mice and rats
• Operate a dog warden service to deal with any stray/ loose dogs in Flintshire area 
What you would get involved with:
• Taking payments and banking 
• Use of archiving/ records management systems 
• Processing of sensitive data 
• Administrative duties 
• Be trained to carry out taxi appointments which includes accepting applications, issuing and making taxi plates, checking identity, authorising payments, processing of the application from start to finish, administering knowledge test.
• Marketing i.e. encouraging business for the pest control section, and initiating and keeping Facebook and Twitter accounts up to date.
• Answering the telephones, taking messages for officers and giving basic advise.
• Arranging appointments for callers/ managing diaries 
• Use of specialist licensing software to process permits and licenses
• General office duties 
• Participating in on-site visits with Licensing Pest Control Officers 


Department: Housing 
Title: Flintshire Trainee Business Administration 
Level: 2/3 
What the team do:
• Oversees the building of the new council and affordable homes across the county.
• Management of North East Wales (NEW) Homes Ltd which provides affordable rented properties across the county 
• Services such as the Bond Scheme, Housing Strategy, Gypsy Travellers, Training, Performance, Information Security and specific projects.
What would you get involved with:
• Arranging and attending meetings with the development partners 
• Preparing and circulating meeting documents such as agendas and minutes
• Document control to ensure all records are readily accessible • Preparing correspondence as required 
• Site visits and site meetings in a constructive environment
• Research into specific areas as required 


Department: pensions 
Title: Flintshire Trainee Business administration 
Level: 2/3 
What the team do:
• Deliver a pensions service for approximately 46,500 scheme members and 41 employing bodies
• Calculate various benefits, transfers in and out, refunds and maintenance of individual records
• Maintain the pension software systems and reconcile employer records
What you would get involved with:
• Create and maintain pension records
• Analyses, verify and validate the existing data on member records
• Sort and scan all external and internal post and emails including original documents such as certificates, passports and driving licenses
• Monitoring stocks of the sections stationery and ordering supplies
• Respond to written and telephone queries from pension scheme members and employers
• Undertake general clerical duties and other duties that may occur from time to time as directed by other senior pension’s staff.

Trade Placements

Department: Housing Assets
Title: Flintshire Trainee Painter & Decorator 
Level:
What The team do:
• Undertake repairs and maintenance on Flintshire County Council’s social housing stock 
• Ensure the Flintshire County Council Social Housing stock is to a lettable standard
• Undertake repair and maintenance  to empty and in tenanted properties 
What you would get involved with:
• Undertake painting and decorating  to empty and tenanted properties 
• Strip existing wall papers and prepare surfaces
• Apply paint covering to the ceilings and walls to a high standard
• Apply wall paper to prepared walls 
• Prepare undercoat and gloss woodwork 
• External works which consist of pre-painting preparation 
• Ensure that all Health & Safety requirements are followed 


Department: Housing Assets 
Title: Flintshire Trainee Plumber
Level: 2/3
What the team do:
• Undertake repairs and maintenance on Flintshire county council’s social housing stock 
• Ensure Flintshire County Council Social Housing stock is to a lettable standard
• Undertake repairs and maintenance  to empty and in tenanted properties 
What you would get involved with:
• All aspects of plumbing and heating works 
• Install replacement bathrooms inclusive of bath, wash hand basin replacements, toilet renewals. 
• Install new kitchen fitted units complete with sick tops, wastes and associated works.
• Service gas appliances within the service program.
• Fault find and repair heating systems 
• Attend to emergency break downs 
• Ensure that all Health & safety requirements are followed 


Department: Housing Assets 
Title: Flintshire Trainee Plasterer
Level: 2
What the team do:
• Undertaking repairs and maintenance for Flintshire County Council’s social housing stock 
• Ensure that Flintshire County Council Social Housing stock is to lettable standards
• Undertake repairs and maintenance to vacant and tenanted properties
What you would get involved with:
• Complete minor and major plastering works which includes replacing defective wall and ceiling finishes 
• Repair and replace external rendering 
• Renew floor screeds and finishes 
• Renew floor and wall tiling 
• Dry line walls and skim to a high standard
• Ensure that all Health & Safety requirements are followed 

Streetscene Placements

Department: Streetscene & Transportation 
Title: Flintshire Trainee (Streetscene Operative)
Level: 2
What the team do:
• Provide direct support for the Waste & Recycling Collection service operations, grounds maintenance, cleansing operations and highways maintenance operations.
• Working from the base of Alltami Depot, team members work over a 4 day week shift patterns over 7:00am – 17:00pm / 7:30am – 17:30pm depending on the area of work.
What you would get involved with:
• Waste & Recycling Collection – undertake waste and recycling collection 
• Ground Maintenance – Undertake strimming and mowing duties across parks and gardens 
• Shrub bed maintenance – undertake shrub bed maintenance within parks and gardens 
• Street cleaning – undertake manual litter picking and emptying litter bins throughout town centers and rural locations 
• Highway maintenance – undertake pothole repairs and kerb laying 
• Provide customer service and face to face communication with members of the public

Chef Placements

Department: Theatr Clwyd Operations    
Title: Flintshire Trainee Chef
Level: 2/3 
What the team do:
• Ensure the smooth running of Theatr Clwyd
• Provide quality local food for both our theatre audiences as well as many different events we hold at the theatre 
What you would get involved with:
• Share our love of creating great food from fresh ingredients
• Provide guests with the highest quality  food preparation 
• Ensure that all designated stations are correctly set up and opening to high standards
• Prepare food items ensuring full adherence to recipes and standards
• Minimize food waste by correctly storing unused food 
• Guarantee food safety, hygiene and sanitation practices are present at all times 
• Have excellent attention to detail when preparing and executing dishes 

Library Placements

Department: AURA Leisure & Libraries 
Title: Flintshire Trainee Libraries 
Level: 2/3
What the team do: 
• Provide Library service in 7 public libraries, 1 mobile and housebound service
• Provide and promote core activities and events to our customers 
• Provide free internet and pc use for members of the library service 
What you would get involved with:
• Support reader development, assisting people with their choices, enable them to read more widely 
• Encouraging users to access online job searches and CV support, signposting to local support and partners
• Promote and support cultural activities 
• Promote and support digital resources 
• Inspire our customers to get the most out of Aura Leisure and Libraries 
• Provide an Enthusiastic and ‘can do’ attitude as part of the library team

Graduate Placements

Department: AURA (Marketing) 
Title: Flintshire Graduate Trainee Marketing/ Public Relations 
Level: 6/7 
What the team do:
• Design, print management and advertising 
• Marketing strategy and RO1
• Website design, social media management, maintenance and campaign management
What you would get involved with:
• Writing content for advertising, social media, blogs and for website
• Creating and managing social media platforms 
• Assisting with creating graphics that look good and convert well 
• Assisting with updating existing graphics 
• Assisting with campaign creation 
• Implementing innovative promotion strategies 
• Organising and managing projects effectively and efficiently 
• Running paid social media campaigns 
• Proofreading and editing content from across the team 
• Researching relevant topics for campaign generation to ensure the delivery of topical and engaging content 
• Lead generation 
• Creating customer surveys
• Gathering market intelligence
• Researching keyword opportunities identifying and implementing new traffic opportunities for Aura’s Websites
• Delivery of social media strategy 
• Updating websites with fresh content • Supporting wider team on any administration tasks 



Department: Internal Audit 
Title: Flintshire Trainee Graduate (Audit)
Level: 6/7 
What the team do:
• Provide an annual assurance opinion over the adequacy of the Council’s internal controls, risk management and governance arrangements
• Provide independent and objective assurance around the internal control framework
• Advise on risk management
What you would get involved with:
• Planning and undertaking audits, as well as reporting and communicating audit findings with the support of the audit team
• Assist the Senior Auditors in undertaking audit reviews across the whole of the Council and contribute to the completion of the annual audit plan  
• Support the completion of the audit plan which informs the annual audit opinion of the Council 
• Learn about Internal Auditing Basics, Internal Audit Practice & Internal Audit Knowledge Elements

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