Apprentice Administrator CHI Onwurah MP

We are seeking an apprentice to undertake general Administrative duties in the Constituency office of Chi Onwurah MP (Newcastle upon Tyne Central)

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Closing date: 15 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £151.88 - £264.38

    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

    37.5 hours Monday - Friday core 9am-5pm Total hours per week: 37.50

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    25 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    11 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Responsibilities under supervision will include:

  • Use of Microsoft Word & Excel to produce and maintain documents, correspondence, spreadsheets and databases and bulk mailings
  • Use of Outlook e-mail, contacts & calendar for communication and diary management
  • Use of Word Press to publish data on casework as pie charts to web site
  • Use of Social media - Facebook and Twitter
  • Answering the telephone, speaking to callers, taking messages and forwarding appropriately
  • Speaking to visitors to the constituency office
  • Use of internet/Parliamentary intranet for research
  • Opening and directing post and preparing outgoing mail
  • Photocopying & Scanning
  • Maintaining filing system and creating archives
  • Maintaining records of stationery supplies
  • Training to use Caseworker software in order to input and retrieve data, create responses & produce mail outs
  • To undertake other duties as directed

The applicant must work well in a team, have confidence in dealing with a range of situations and people, work accurately and methodically, have good interpersonal, planning and organisational skills.

National minimum wage

Aged 16-17 £4.05/hr

Aged 18-20 £5.60/hr

Aged 21+ £7.05/hr

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills


  • IT, Literacy & Numeracy, good communication skills
  • customer service. Able to demonstrate ability to develop the knowledge required for the role, understand confidentiality


  • Web & social media
  • Awareness of MP’s role

Personal qualities

  • Able to self organise
  • Team player
  • Able to act on feedback

Qualifications required


  • GCSE (or equivalent) English & Maths


  • GCSE (or equivalent) English & Maths Grade C and above

Future prospects

After completing the apprenticeship the trainee should be in a position to apply for a more senior business administration role, or level 3 training elsewhere.

Things to consider

Please ensure you can travel to the employer location on a daily basis early in the morning. You will be expected to pay for your own travel to and from work so please check locality of employer, the further away you are the more it will cost. You may want to check your travel route via this link

About the employer

Labour MP for Newcastle Central & Shadow Minister Industrial Strategy, Science & Innovation


CHI Onwurah MP


Suite 24


Pink Lane

Newcastle Upon Tyne


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Training provider

  • Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration (combined)
  • Functional skills in Maths, English and ICT.

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Newcastle City Council


Apprenticeship Team 01912773506

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Closing date: 15 Sep 2017