Business Administration Apprentice Thurrock Play Network

We have an exciting apprentice opportunity available in the Trading Standards team. Duties may include: providing a “reception service” for the team, dealing with all phone calls, emails, post and personal callers; accurate and timely data entry and minute taking and maintenance of spreadsheets.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 20 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 - 5.30om

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    25 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    31 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001303475

  • Positions

    1 available

We have an exciting apprentice opportunity available in the Trading Standards team.

This apprenticeship would suit anyone looking for a career in business administration, whether you’re a school leaver, or looking for a career change. No qualifications are required to apply as full training will be given.

The apprentice position is for a minimum of 12 months, and involves the apprentice learning the skills and gaining relevant experience to achieve the Level 2 or 3 Diploma in Business Administration, the level undertaken will depend on assessment and existing qualifications. You’ll be provided with a wide variety of work experience opportunities to demonstrate proficiency in a number of office based activities as required by the qualification.

You’ll be part of the Trading Standards team who are friendly and supportive and will offer a varied and interesting workload. We are based at the Civic Offices, New Road, Grays which is close to Grays Town Centre with excellent public transport links.

The Trading Standards team enforce various laws in relation to consumer protection to ensure that members of the public are not ripped off by unscrupulous traders and ensure unsafe or illegal items are not being sold.

Duties may include:

  • Providing a “reception service” for the team
  • Dealing with all phone calls, emails, post and personal callers
  • Accurate and timely data entry and minute taking 
  • Maintenance of spreadsheets

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Works effectively in a team
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good professional telephone manner
  • Good time management
  • Organised, flexible and able to multi task
  • Confident communicator
  • IT literate with experience of using Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel

Personal qualities

  • Willingness to learn
  • Well presented
  • Methodical and self-motivated

Qualifications required

  • A good standard of education

Future prospects

Our vision – Thurrock: a place of opportunity, enterprise and excellence where individuals, communities and businesses flourish. Thurrock have employed apprentices in the past after successful completion of their programmes. However, this is not always guaranteed.

Things to consider

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

Our vision – Thurrock : A place of opportunity, enterprise and excellence where individuals, communities and businesses flourish. Thurrock is an exciting place to live and work. We are an emerging cultural and arts centre, home to the production centre for the Royal Opera House and the National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural Skills. We have retail and leisure that is among the best, with the magnificent intu Lakeside, and breath-taking countryside all around. We are an area of massive growth, which is creating jobs and new industry, but with great transport links that can get you into London and other parts of the UK quickly and easily. Thurrock Council is committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Disabled people will be offered an interview where they meet all essential criteria on the person specification. Job share applications are also welcome. Most departments operate a system of flexible working hours. We serve a diverse community where people are different yet equal. Diversity underpins everything we do.

Employer

Thurrock Play Network

Address

Civic Offices

New Road

Grays

RM17 6SL

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Training provider

  • Full Intermediate Apprenticeship in Business Administration at level 2
  • Combined knowledge and technical certificate
  • Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT (if required)

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider

Crown Vocational Training Ltd

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Crown Vocational Training

Contact

Steffi Sallows 01702 597499 ssallows@crownvt.co.uk


This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 20 Sep 2017