Building and promoting Excellence in Life Sciences in Europe
Building and promoting Excellence in Life Sciences in Europe

Nursery Apprentice


We have an exciting opportunity for a Nursery Apprentice to join the Babraham Nursery. Studying towards an Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship (Level 2 or 3), you will gain valuable on the job experience whilst undertaking a variety of nursery assistant duties. In return, you will receive excellent benefits, study support and funding, as well as longer term career development and opportunities.
Working as part of the wider Nursery team, you will be responsible for providing supervision of young children whilst aiding their development socially, physically and emotionally.
We are looking for an individual who;

  • Has experience of spending time with young children and understands their needs;
  • Has a desire to gain a Level 2 or 3 Early Years Practitioner apprenticeship and progress their career in a nursery environment;
  • Is able to work both as part of a team and independently within a busy and varied environment;
  • Can adhere to policies and procedures to ensure a safe environment for our children and staff alike;
  • Is educated to GCSE level in Maths and English (or equivalent), or willing to gain if required.

This is a fixed term contract for up to 18 months whilst completing the apprenticeship. Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship further studies or longer term career opportunities may also be available. 
About the Nursery
The Babraham Nursery, part of the Babraham Institute, is an OFSTED-outstanding rated nursery based on the outskirts of Cambridge which is easily accessible and offers free parking. The nursery enjoys a peaceful location in a quiet corner of a residential area on the grounds of the Babraham Research Campus, surrounded by pathways, grassed areas and trees.
You can read more about the nursery here.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and an enhanced DBS check (formerly CRB Disclosure) is required.
Starting salary is from £9,633.00 per annum / £4.75 per hour

Full details of the position can be found here.

On applying please quote reference NA-AB-BN. 
Closing date for completed applications is Sunday, 29th April 2018. However we reserve the right to close the vacancy early depending on the volume of applications received.
The Babraham Institute holds a silver Athena SWAN award and is committed to promoting and developing a culture of excellence, diversity and mutual respect that supports the Institute’s ambitions and attracts highly motivated and talented people.
The Babraham Institute is a Disability Confident Employer and has a positive approach to employing disabled people.
The Babraham Institute receives strategic funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

As you will see, the person specification states the minimum knowledge, experience and skills required by the Institute to enable the person to do this job. When you are completing the application form you should remember that it will be used in assessing who should be shortlisted and invited for an interview. Please refer to the person specification and state your reasons for applying for the post, relating your knowledge, experience and skills gained either through work or voluntary activities, to the requirements of the job. If you wish to attach a c.v. or supplementary information please feel free to do so. To ensure no conflict of interest may arise, please indicate on your completed application whether or not you are related to any current member of Institute staff.

The Babraham Institute aims to promote equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, skills and potential. The Babraham Institute welcomes applications from diverse candidates. Criminal records will be taken into account for recruitment purposes only when the conviction is relevant. Unless the nature of the work demands it, you will not be asked to disclose convictions which are 'spent' under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Having an 'unspent' conviction will not necessarily bar you from employment. This will depend on the circumstances and background to your offence(s).

However, all vacancies within our Nursery are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 because the positions entail working with children.

The Babraham Institute is continually trying to find ways to reduce its administrative costs, as such we have made the decision not to write to those candidates who have not been shortlisted for interview. Therefore, please be aware that if you have not heard from us within one month of the closing date, you can assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

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