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

    VAC001295562

  • 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.

KEY AREAS

  • 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'.

Employer

Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

Address

Stopford House

Piccadilly

Stockport

SK1 3XE

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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

STOCKPORT METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL

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

Contact

Tony Kay 0161 474 2350 anthony.kay@stockport.gov.uk


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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017