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Launch your career with an apprenticeship at the Office for Product Safety and Standards

4 colleagues dressed in smart casual clothing standing in a row smiling. Text on the image states discover your potential. Regulatory compliance offices apprenticeships applications now open.

Do you like working through a problem and finding solutions?

Can you use a range of interventions to ensure that individual businesses are meeting their obligations?

Look no further than the Regulatory Compliance Officer apprenticeship with the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS).

Join our Regulatory Compliance Officer programme and you’ll get a permanent job in the Civil Service, with a starting salary of at least £25,310 and Civil Service benefits * the range of benefits offered will be confirmed once you start.

You’ll work on real projects that make a positive impact on millions of people’s lives and you will also gain industry-standard qualifications.

As a Regulatory Compliance Officer you will get to work on three different teams, giving you a range of experiences to draw on no matter what you focus on in the future. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a dynamic and varied role as part of a high-profile national regulator.

And the best part? As soon as you complete your apprenticeship, there are opportunities to progress within our Enforcement teams.

You will be part of our Apprenticeship Programme, studying for a Level 4 Regulatory Compliance Officer apprenticeship qualification. This is equivalent to the first year of a University Degree. Our apprentices are our future enforcement officers and leaders. Whether you are at the start of your career, or are an experienced professional looking for something new to move your career forward, we believe in supporting people to develop and grow.


Regulatory Compliance Officer Apprenticeship

We’ve got 6 apprenticeship roles available in Regulatory Compliance, starting in September. These roles will be based in Birmingham or Teddington and offer a salary of £25,310 - £27,515 in Birmingham or £28,510 - £31,825 in London.

This is an exciting opportunity to earn as you learn and get hands on practice in Regulatory Compliance, while studying towards an industry-standard qualification.

You’ll develop crucial skills, knowledge and behaviours for your role and be part of a great team working and delivering on different projects and work streams.

Find out more and apply on the Civil Service Jobs website.

What you’ll get as an apprentice

  1. Real-world experience: With an OPSS Regulatory Compliance apprenticeship, you won't just be studying theory in a classroom – you'll be working with real products and regulations, and getting involved in important projects that have a real impact on consumer safety. This hands-on experience will give you a solid foundation of practical skills that will be invaluable as you progress in your enforcement career.
  2. Diverse learning opportunities: OPSS apprenticeships work and deliver on different projects and work streams. This helps you gain expertise in a variety of areas of product safety and standards.
  3. Professional development: As an OPSS apprentice, you'll receive formal training and qualifications alongside your on-the-job learning. This will help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to excel in your role and progress in your enforcement career. You'll also have access to mentors and coaches who can offer guidance and support as you navigate your apprenticeship and plan your next steps.
  4. Career prospects: Completing an OPSS Regulatory Compliance apprenticeship can open up progression opportunities in OPSS. You'll have a solid foundation of skills and knowledge that will make you a desirable candidate for promotion, and you'll be able to demonstrate your practical experience in order to progress.
  5. Competitive salary + benefits: One of the biggest benefits of an apprenticeship is that you'll be earning a salary while you learn. OPSS apprenticeships are paid, meaning you'll be able to support yourself financially while gaining valuable experience and qualifications. You also have access to Civil Service Employee Benefits.

You’ll benefit from a stable job within the Civil Service, with plenty of progression prospects, as part of a diverse, vibrant community.

You’ll also be based in either Birmingham or Teddington but we’re also set up for hybrid working. You’ll benefit from all the IT Kit that you need to get you up and running.

So why not apply today and start your journey towards a successful enforcement career in OPSS?

OPSS has diverse customers, and is an inclusive employer. We welcome applications from diverse candidates.

Find out more about what our current and former apprentices think about the programme and click here to apply. Applications will close 15th May 2023

Register your interest in future apprenticeships

We’ll be launching more apprenticeships throughout the year. Register your interest and we’ll contact you as soon as we have any opportunities.

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