Business Administration Apprenticeship Park Commercial Ltd

An apprentice is required to carry out general office duties including but not limited to: reception/ telephone, filing and archiving, data input and data recording, social media updates, dealing with customers in person, over the phone and via email.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 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. 9am - 5pm

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    04 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001292822

  • Positions

    1 available

Duties and responsibilities:
• Carrying out a range of both general office work and more specific administrative tasks to ensure the efficient running of the office.
• Providing administration to other members of staff as and when required.
• Taking customer calls on the main office telephone number and providing a high standard of customer service.
• Open and distribute post daily.
• Responsible for greeting customers in a confident and professional manner.
• Providing clerical support including sending correspondence to and on behalf of clients, insurers and other members of staff.
• Responsible for processing relevant documents (including scanning and filing) and recording relevant details using the computer’s IT systems.
• Responding to correspondence, telephone calls, faxes and e-mails as required.
• Updating and maintaining records both computerised and paper based to a high level of accuracy. 
• Providing cover for the office during periods of holiday and absence.
• Providing an excellent support function to internal colleagues. 


Professional development:
• Conduct learning, training and assessment exercises in accordance with the individual T&C scheme applicable to you. Identify further areas for development as required.
• Attend supervision sessions, team and management meetings as appropriate.
• Attend in house training and external training courses as agreed.

Security:
• Report any potential breaches, including weaknesses in current systems, to your Line Manager.
• Ensure personal data (client and employee) is secure, held and properly utilised in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act. 
• Work at all times within strict confidentiality guidelines and the principals of the Data Protection Act (1998)

General:
• Maintain an awareness of the aims and objectives, polices and practices of the company. 
• Be an effective member of the Company and working cooperatively with all departments as appropriate.
• Undertake any other reasonable duties as directed by your line manager. 
 


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

See attached
Criteria Essential Desirable
1. Knowledge / experience

  • • Previous administrative experience in an office environment
  • • Experience of an office environment
  • Previous experience of an administrative role in the insurance industry 
  • • Awareness of FCA rules and compliance procedures
  • • Customer service training


 

Personal qualities


1. Other requirements

  • • Ability to work using own initiative 
  • • Genuine interest in developing a career in the insurance industry 
  • • Enthusiasm towards learning the role
  • • Interest in becoming professionally qualified

Qualifications required

1. Skills / ability

  • • Good I.T. skills including Word, Excel and e-mail
  • • Conscientious approach to work tasks
  • • Attention to detail
  • • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written 

2.. Qualification / education / training

  • • Five GCSEs (grade C or above) or equivalent
  • • I.T. training courses

Future prospects

The flexibility of a Business and Administration Apprenticeship allows you to start a career within hundreds of sectors from Financial Services or Education to Construction or Retail. Working in a business environment requires essential skills such as communication skills, problem-solving skills, organisation skills, and time management skills. When you complete a Business and Administration Apprenticeship, you'll work towards gaining these skills so you can start your career on the right track. If you start a Level 2 Business and Administration Apprenticeship, you could find yourself in roles such as a Receptionist or Junior Legal Secretary, then move into roles such as a Personal Assistant or Medical Secretary when you begin a Level 3 Business and Administration Apprenticeship. For this role, a permanent position is available at the end of the apprenticeship for the right candidate.

Things to consider

Would you be able to get to and from please of work everyday? 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).

About the employer

INDEPENDENT, ESTABLISHED, AND AVAILABLE TO BUSINESSES ACROSS THE COUNTRY, PARK HAVE INVESTED IN A HIGHLY QUALIFIED TEAM AND GOOD WORKING RELATIONSHIPS WITH RENOWNED AND SPECIALIST INSURERS. WE’RE IN THE POSITION TO HELP YOU PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS, AND PROTECT IT WELL – IT ALL STARTS WITH A PHONE CALL FROM YOU.

Employer

Park Commercial Ltd

Address

41

High Street North

Durham

DH7 8JG

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Training provider

You will enter on our uniquely designed training program, receiving first hand training from both your team leaders and our in-house trainer. It is much personalised, allowing you to develop at your own pace and providing you with all the skills necessary to achieve great success. 

The APPRENTICESHIP programme will last for 12 months and you will achieve a

  • Level 2 Business Administration QCF qualification,
  • Function Skills in Maths, English (if required).

You will be based in the employer’s office/workplace so you gain 12 months’ work experience, and the opportunity for an interview for a permanent role at the end of a successful APPRENTICESHIP.

This is an APPRENTICESHIP; and Government Funding is available for 16-24 years old. However, applicants of all ages are able to apply.

 

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider

PROFOUND SERVICES LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Profound Services Ltd

Contact

Sky Jackson 0191 587 4570 Sky.jackson@profoundserviecs.com


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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017