Apprentice Office Administration Assistant Alpine Solutions Limited

As an Office Administrative Assistant you will provide general administrative support to the team, often the first point of contact for the company, dealing professionally and courteously with general enquiries. You will assist with the administration of large repairs and will be required to manage a range of general compliance and office duties.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £131.25

    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday Working Week TBC at Interview.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    53 weeks

  • Possible start date

    11 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    13 Apr 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001210074

  • Positions

    1 available

The employer has asked that you do not contact them directly. Doing so could jeopardise your application.

If you do not meet the criteria for this position, your application will not be considered.

We are looking for someone to provide general administration support to a busy property office.  

The role includes:

  • Creation of purchase orders and uploading to database
  • Manage uploading of information and data input
  • Managing repair log costs
  • Answering phones and responding to emails in a professional manner
  • Assisting with customer enquiries
  • Inputting quote information
  • Checking invoices and purchase orders for accuracy and compliance
  • Managing office filing systems
  • Assist in the development of administrative systems and record management
  • Ensure office supplies, stationery and equipment is available.
  • updating the estate agents
  • General administration tasks as required

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent literacy and numeracy skills
  • Good IT skills, competent with Office 365
  • Good understanding of data entry and excel spreadsheets
  • Good organisational skills and efficient approach
  • Ability to prioritise effectively
  • Confident telephone manner
  • Good customer service skills
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Ability to work as part of a team

Personal qualities

  • Hard working
  • Self-motivated
  • Able to use initiative
  • Positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • Good attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Well presented.

Qualifications required

A*- D GCSE Grades in English and Maths or equivalent qualifications in these subjects.

Future prospects

• Potential for full time employment for the right candidate. • There are opportunities to progress from a Level 2 to a Level 3 qualification. • Many employers retain apprentices in full/part time positions • The Qualifications you gain can also help you to get into higher education or other employment • Being an apprentice gives you the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification and developing professional skills whilst earning a salary, inside some of Kent’s best companies. Once the Apprenticeship has been achieved you will have the skills, abilities and experience to update and enhance your CV, to make it attractive to potential employers.

Things to consider

Interview: We will be interviewing candidates who meet the criteria as they apply and will recruit after a successful interview which may be before the closing date. Reality Check: You will be responsible for your travel expenses to and from your place of work. Therefore, you must have the means to get to your place of work on a daily basis whilst awaiting for your first wages to be paid. Travel Information: Welling Station: bus B16, 3 stops. 14 min walk from station.

About the employer

We are a property maintenance company, we mainly deal with estate agents whom manage properties in London and we send out our engineers to investigate the faults and hopefully repair them. We source parts and provide quotations for repair, liaising with landlords and providing communication with tenants. All our clients are special and will be provided with our utmost professionalism from start to finish. We promise a service second to none. Our clients’ satisfaction will always be at the forefront of our services.

Employer

Alpine Solutions Limited

Address

19A Welling High Street

Welling

DA16 1TR

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Training provider

On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Framework - consisting of the Intermediate NVQ Level, Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) and the Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) Workbook. It may be necessary for you to complete Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT – subject to previous achieved grades.


Regular work based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards.

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider

KENT COUNTY COUNCIL

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Kent Training & Apprenticeships

Contact

Kent Training and Apprenticeships Business Support Team 0800 731 4297 KT&A@kent.gov.uk


Employer's Application Instructions

This employer has requested all applicants to apply through Kent Training and Apprenticeships online application system – therefore, to apply for this position, please click on the link below and follow the online instructions.


This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Aug 2017