Junior Energy Manager Apprentice

Brent Council
Wembley, London (Greater)
£15,000 p.a. inc.
19 Mar 2019
14 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full time

Salary range: £15,000 p.a. inc.

Contract: Fixed term (25 months period)

Hours of work: 36 hours per week

Location: Civic Centre and other locations from time to time


Get ahead with a Junior Energy Manager Level 3 Apprenticeship at Brent Council  


Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.

Brent Council is committed to the continued expansion and development of all apprenticeship programmes. Our apprenticeship schemes at Brent is just one of the ways we grow our own talent within the borough.

There is no age limit on an apprenticeship. An apprenticeship can be used for people starting out on their work life journey at the age of 16 or those changing a career for a different working life.

The Post

This role is for a Junior Energy Manager Level 3 Apprentice, who will report directly to the Energy Manager and the Senior Energy & Sustainability Manager. 

This is a challenging and varied role, working with data to understand Brent Council’s diverse building stock and how they use energy. 

Having worked out how they use energy, you will then work with the Energy Manager to develop the business case for improvements to those buildings. In addition the Junior Energy Manager Apprentice would work with the Energy Manager, to maintain an accurate record of energy meters on the bulk energy contracts, and work with the Energy Manager to manage the energy contracts.

Key Functionalities

The responsibilities for this role will require working with the Energy Manager, to ensure the data is allocated correctly, looking at previous usage and benchmarks to determine whether the energy use is appropriate for that building. It will involve, working with the Energy Team, to identify why that building might have high usage and developing strategies to reduce the Council’s energy bills.

From that strategy, the Junior Energy Manager apprentice will work with the Energy Team to procure measures and manage projects. This might involve working with external consultants such as engineers and architects. It might also involve working with other teams in the Council to embed energy efficiency into refurbishment works. In addition the Junior Energy Manager apprentice will work with the Energy Manager on energy contracts.


Simultaneously undertaking a comprehensive study programme towards the Level 3 apprenticeship. You will gain valuable knowledge and skills which will be an asset to the council and your career. Our apprenticeship scheme offers significant assistance with training and provides the opportunity to improve skills for future career opportunities. 

The Person

The right person for this job will not be deterred by the difficulty of some of the tasks, but rather be pro-active and innovative in finding a way forward. They will be analytical and be interested in energy and sustainability but also have an understanding of finance including budgets.

Keen to learn, you will demonstrate good communication skills, an understanding of good customer service, team work and an interest in developing a career as a Junior Energy Manager.
You will also need to show your interest in local government and the delivery of public services. We will also be looking for a flexible and positive approach to work.

Closing Date: 14th April 2019 (23:00)- Please note we may close this advert earlier than the closing date

Assessment & Interview Date: April 2019

Additional Information

Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. 

Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) applicants as they are under-represented across the council. 

All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare. 

We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.

Please submit a cover letter as part of your application for this position stating your interest in this role. 

Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position. 

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