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Environment, Health and Safety Apprentice

Womble Bond Dickinson
Bristol (City Centre), Bristol
Closing date
25 May 2024

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Vacancy Type
Trainees & Graduate Positions, Other Graduate Positions, Other specialist roles
Contract Type
Experience Level
Role Classification
Other Professional

Job Details

We have an exciting opportunity for an Environment, Health and Safety Apprentice to join the Facilities team based in our Bristol Office.

What does the team do?

Our Facilities Services team are one of the many teams that keep our business running smoothly. A key cog in the organisation, the team ensures we have a great office environment to work in, the facilities we need to be successful and ensuring both environmental and health & safety compliance across the Firm.  Based in the Bristol office, you'll work closely with the Facilities management team to provide crucial support to the Firm whilst receiving paid on-the-job training and a formal qualification as a Safety, Health and Environment Technician (level 3). Experience in Health, Safety & the Environment is desirable but not essential as this role offers a fantastic opportunity for training, learning and development within a skilled and experienced team.

What will you be doing?

The  role requires someone who is resourceful,  organised and can offer a collaborative approach in their work. The successful applicant will undertake an extremely varied workload with the opportunity to get involved with a wide array of duties whilst ensuring compliance of Health, Safety and Environmental legislation across the business. The successful applicant will demonstrate enthusiasm and a can do attitude and will be a core member of the facilities team working closely with internal and external stakeholders, internal colleagues and other departments to build effective working relationships. No two days are the same and duties include:

  • Collating data from various sources to produce Health & Safety reports.
  • Researching Safety, Health and Environmental Issues and best practices and reviewing updates of health and safety regulations.
  • Updating internal documentation and assisting with in house auditing processes.
  • Learning and assisting with risk assessments, inductions, and training
  • Attending internal meetings to take minutes and produce action plans.
  • Acting as a point of contact to update documents and internal HSE intranet site.
  • Maintaining relationships with key supplier contracts and working with a wide network of 30+ reps to encourage office engagement and idea sharing.
  • Taking a proactive approach working on internal and external environmental initiatives.
  • Supporting the embedding of Health, Safety & Environmental values and procedures.
  • Supporting key Facilities projects such as ISO 45001 certification.

The role may require occasional travel to other offices for audits, training, events, and team support.

What are we looking for?

Whilst experience isn't essential, what is important to us is enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. Although, to be successful in this role you'll need as a minimum – strong IT skills and the ability to work well within a team.

It would be great if you have customer service experience, however this is by no means essential.

What makes it great to work here?

We continually work hard to create an open culture that sets us apart from other firms. Our culture gives us much more of a human feel, emphasising that we're more than just suits!

As signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, it's important to us that our people are able to maintain healthy and happy lives, both in and out of work. We have a number of resources and initiatives designed to support health and wellbeing and we're very happy to talk flexible working, full-time or part-time working patterns.

Through our DEI initiatives we create an environment in which difference is valued. We have an Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Group, led by our Board Sponsor, which works with our colleague networks (we currently have firm supported networks for race, ethnicity, and cultural heritage, LGBTQ+, disabilities, families, and women's career development and we're in constant dialogue with our people about how we expand our networks to better support everybody). Find out more about ED&I at WBD here. We encourage applicants from all social backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, gender identities and sexual orientations.

We are committed to ensuring our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to all. If you have a disability or long term condition and need us to make any adjustments to give you the best possible recruitment process, please let us know by contacting the recruiter on the right hand side of this page. Please also let us know if you need this job advert or the application form in a different format.

We will offer an interview to candidates with a disability or long-term condition who meet the minimum criteria for this role. You can opt into this scheme within the application form. Your response to this question is only used for this purpose, is only visible to the recruitment team and is not used for data monitoring. 

We are an in-house recruitment team and will always aim to fill our roles directly in the first instance. If you're an agency, please click here for ways that you can work with us.


Womble Bond Dickinson is a full-service transatlantic law firm, created on 1 November 2017 through the combination of UK firm Bond Dickinson and US firm Womble Carlyle.

A Top 100 law firm globally and Top 20 law firm in the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 420 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 16 US cities and eight UK cities including a significant presence in London. The firm's reach also extends to Europe where it has strategic partnerships with other law firms in Germany and France. 

In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and wealthy individuals. With a focus on eleven key sectors (Energy & Natural Resources; Financial Institutions; Healthcare;  Insurance, Manufacturing;  Real Estate; Retail and Consumer; Transport, Logistics & Infrastructure; Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciences; Technology and Private Wealth) the firm’s experience allows it to build strong relationships and deliver an excellent service to clients.

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