Customer Service Apprentice

Customer Service Apprentice  

Full time 37.5 hrs/wk, Salary starting in accordance with National Living Wage rates

 Are you looking for a career in Customer Service? – why not join us as an Apprentice and we’ll train and support you to achieve your goal including studying for the NVQ Customer Service Level 2.

You’ll learn all about dealing with customers on a busy Reception Service, including answering telephone queries, customer bookings, developing your Microsoft office computer and keyboard skills to undertake other administrative tasks – and be joining a friendly team of staff and volunteers.

For this position, please apply through the Government Apprenticeship web site –

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“A planning application for further improvements to the Stocksbridge Community Leisure Centre has been approved.

This will include redesigning the existing front car park and driveway to accommodate better access and disabled parking and the creation of additional parking spaces, new external steps from the bus stop on Moorland Drive to the Centre’s main entrance with lighting and soft landscaping works.

The project, designed in conjunction with Castle Owen Architects, is being led by SCC Parks & Countryside in partnership with the Community Leisure Centre and funded through the Government’s Towns Fund ‘Accelerated Programme’.

It is hoped work will start later in the New Year.”

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Stocksbridge Community Leisure Centre and Oxley Park are set for £500,000 of improvements, including the creation of a new outdoor playground, when the secured funding is approved by Sheffield City Council’s cabinet next week.

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Work will include

  • Creation of a new children’s playground next to the Leisure Centre, with fixed equipment and a natural play area. The new playground will make use of the surrounding landscape and will be linked via a play trail to the new Leisure Centre café terrace.
  • Developing infrastructure which will include access routes, landscaping and additional bike and car parking provision to ensure the new developments encourage and facilitate sustainable travel but are also accessible to car users of the Leisure Centre and Oxley Park.
  • Creation of an outdoor seating terrace and toddler area for the new Leisure Centre Café which will link into the park.

Proposed play equipment for the new playground

Proposed trail play for the new playground

Andy Clarke, Chief Executive of the Trust and Centre Manager said:

“We are delighted to be involved in this project which will create greater access to Oxley Park and link up with our new and popular ‘Oxley’s café, serving both Centre and park users. We hope the improved access and parking for both vehicles and cycles will attract greater use of these fantastic local resources.”

The project will further enhance the refurbishment work recently completed to the Leisure Centre and will be the first phase in delivering priorities for Oxley Park which were highlighted in recent consultation.

We are working with a number of partners including Stocksbridge Town Council, Friends of Oxley Park and Steel Valley Project to deliver this and future phases which are planned to include a new All Wheels Facility and further enhancements to the footpath networks around the park.


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Social Prescribing Link Worker

Meet Katy, your local Social Prescribing Link Worker, covering the areas of Stocksbridge, Deepcar, Wharncliffe Side and Oughtibridge.
The link worker is there to listen to you, and put you in touch with the people and activities that might help you to feel better.
You may have worries about your health & wellbeing, feeling isolated or lonely, stress from work, money and housing problems or the stress of managing different long- term conditions.
For help and advice you can ring Katy on 07444142359.
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