Business Administration Apprentice, Newark On Trent Newark and Sherwood Homes Ltd

The successful candidate will offer general assistance to various teams across the business and project a positive and friendly image to tenants and clients, either in person or via telephone/email.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £129.50

    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 8am-5pm

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    14 Aug 2017

  • Date posted

    03 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001266066

  • Positions

    1 available

The Appointment::

Vision apprentices is proud to be supporting Newark and Sherwood homes to support the recruitment of a friendly and hardworking Business Administration Apprentice to join one of the country’s highest performing arms length management organisations. The successful candidate will offer general assistance to various teams across the business and project a positive and friendly image to tenants and clients, either in person or via telephone/email. You will be required to understand a variety of administrative duties to assist in the smooth running of Newark and Sherwood Homes.

The Post:

  • To assist the Executive Clerical Support Services team with routine enquiries from tenants, internal and external partners via telephone, email and in written communication.
  • Provide assistance by referring queries where necessary to the appropriate person to ensure a prompt, polite and effective response.
  • Provide general administrative support including filing, scanning and photocopying and general office duties.
  • Produce a range of typed documents and routine correspondence from a variety of sources involving use of different software packages e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Assist in the organisation and support of meetings, workshops and training events as required.
  • Take notes of meetings and staff briefings and produce accurate minutes for approval at following meetings.
  • Complete relevant qualifications in Business Administration as identified in the apprenticeship framework/standard undertaken.

Conduct and other responsibilities:

  • To deliver an effective and appropriate service to all users, fairly and without discrimination.  Uphold the company’s Code of Conduct, Equal Opportunities Policy and other policies and procedures.  Ensure that you are polite, sensitive and professional in all your dealings with residents and the wider public.
  • Participate in the provision of emergency and business continuity planning requirements of the Company and its obligations to NSDC and ensure adequate physical resources and trained staff in the Technical Directorate are available to provide the requirements.
  • As a term of your employment, you can be required to undertake such duties commensurate with your grade and/or hours of work, as may reasonably be required of you at your initial place of work or any other of the organisation’s establishments.

Applicants will be required to attend an Assessment Centre with Vision Apprentices as part of the screening process.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Enthusiastic with an aspiration to succeed.
  • Attention to detail.
  • An interest in the housing sector.
  • A good general level of literacy and numeracy.

Personal qualities

  • Ability to contribute effectively to the corporate development of Newark and Sherwood Homes.
  • Show an interest and commitment to delivering excellent housing services.
  • Ability to follow both written and verbal instructions.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Equal Opportunities, racial awareness, Data Protection, Freedom of Information, Health and safety.

Qualifications required

  • GCSE Grades A to C or equivalent are essential, specifically Maths and English, 2017 grading system, grade 9 – grade 4.

Future prospects

Vision Business has strong employer links within the sector and we encourage all our employers to consider further opportunities, this may include progression onto an advanced/higher apprenticeship or full time employment.

Things to consider

Please note: • Only applications with a current contact number and/or email address can be accepted. • All applications are acknowledged by telephone in the first instance. • Every applicant must attend a Vision Business Assessment Centre prior to being presented to the employer. • From 1st April 2017 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the National Minimum Wage appropriate to their age applies. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training. For more information visit: www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates On successful appointment: • You will be entitled to receive statutory annual leave. • This is a weekly/monthly paid post. • You are responsible for funding your own travel to and from your place of work. • You must work with your Specialist to complete apprenticeship work on time and to the best of your ability. • You must conduct yourself in a safe and diligent manner and comply with health and safety policies and procedures. • You must uphold and promote the company policies and procedures, promoting those specifically to your area of work, including Equality and Diversity and Safeguarding. • Please note this vacancy may close earlier than the planned closing date in the event of the position being filled.

About the employer

NEWARK AND SHERWOOD HOMES’ VISION "delivering excellent housing services" NEWARK AND SHERWOOD HOMES’ MISSION We will deliver through our Mission by: Managing and maintaining homes to agreed standards and offering services to support vulnerable people in the community and their own homes Engaging with our customers, tenants, residents, the public, and staff to get the best possible service for every pound spent Building homes for local people and providing opportunities for people to access the housing they need Encouraging tenant involvement in the management of their homes.

Employer

Newark and Sherwood Homes Ltd

Address

Kelham Hall

Newark

NG23 5QX

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Training provider

  • Vision Business is part of the West Nottinghamshire College Group.  West Nottinghamshire College is one of the largest and most successful colleges in the country with a well-earned reputation for excellence particularly in the areas of apprenticeships. The college was named a national Beacon College in 2009. With 30,000 students nationwide and links with over 2,000 employers, we are a high-profile centre of education that is well known for producing work-ready, ambitious and highly-skilled individuals.  We offer apprenticeships, advanced apprenticeships and adult apprenticeships in a range of sector specialisms.
  • An apprenticeship is an on the job learning programme that allows you, the apprentice, to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence. You will be expected to work towards theory elements in addition to putting the theory into practice, some of this will be in your own time.
  • As part of your apprenticeship and dependent on your prior attainment you may be required to complete Maths, English and ICT Functional Skills which are an integral part of your apprenticeship.   Upon successful completion you will be awarded additional certificates of recognition.
  • Vision Business will also work with you to ensure your knowledge of Employment Rights and Responsibilities are at the required level for an apprentice.
  • Should you have any questions or wish to discuss this or any other vacancy please call the Vision Apprentices team on 01623 627191 extension 8799.

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider

VISION WEST NOTTINGHAMSHIRE COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Vision West Nottinghamshire College

Contact

Reece Hunt 01623 627 191 reece.hunt@wnc.ac.uk


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Closing date: 31 Jul 2017