Business and Professional Administration Apprentice - Level 4 Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

To provide an efficient and effective administrative support contributing to the strategic objectives of the Service. To undertake the Apprenticeship at level 4 in Business Administration.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £149.85 - £260.85

    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage rates are £4.05 an hour for 16 - 17 year olds, £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

    Mon-Fri Office Hours

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    53 weeks

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    11 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Higher Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

Administrators at level 4 play an integral role in supporting organisational objectives, including planning and managing projects, chairing meetings, communicating with colleagues and stakeholders.


  • To contribute to a number of projects, some from start to finish.
  • To assist with maintaining financial records and carrying out procedures in accordance with the systems and procedures including arranging payment of invoices to partners.
  • To support the organisation of meetings including booking rooms and refreshments, inviting attendees, photocopying of papers and taking minutes.
  • To communicate with officers and outside agencies as required by phone, internet, email and other media.
  • To assist with the preparation of documentation including flyers, booklets, letters and other documents as required using word, publisher, excel and PowerPoint as appropriate.
  • To organise and report data for reports as required.
  • To undertake administrative duties as required including photocopying, filing, typing, updating databases and ordering stationary.
  • To assist with the effective monitoring and tracking of records and contribute to the development of effective records procedures for all projects and schemes.
  • To keep abreast of modern administrative practices which would improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the role and to attend relevant training as necessary.
  • To work flexibly to meet the changing needs and demands of the role.
  • To maintain high standards of Health and Safety, including the general tidiness and appearance of the work area.
  • To attend and participate in any meetings and training events which develop and/or improve team/individual performance, including attendance and satisfactory progress on the Apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Computer literacy and good typing skills
  • A good level of English spelling and grammar
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Good concentration skills
  • Experience in a public sector organisation is desirable

Personal qualities

  • An organised approach
  • The ability to work well as part of a team
  • The ability to use your own initiative but also know when matters need to be referred to a supervisor

Qualifications required

English and Maths GCSE A - C (level 4 or above) or equivalent

Future prospects

This is an initial 12 month contract.

Things to consider

Applicants will need to be able to demonstrate a good level of Business Administration skills.

About the employer

  • Many thousands of people benefit from the services provided by Stockport Council.
  • Everything we do helps to make Stockport 'cleaner, greener, safer and stronger'.


Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council


Stopford House




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Training provider

  • Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Business & Administration
  • Level 4 Certificate in Principles of Business & Administration

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Professional Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council


Tony Kay 0161 474 2350

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017