Business Admin/Reception Apprentice Bluebird Care Ashford & Swale

Keen to gain a career in Administration? Bluebird Care in Medway are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join their team and progress within the company.

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

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Closing date: 11 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    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

    35 Hours - Monday to Friday 8:30am - 5pm

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    18 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    15 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Bluebird care are looking to recruit a friendly apprentice to join their team as an Apprentice Business Administrator. This position will be working in their site in Ashford.

You will be working towards a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Business Administration and your training will be provided by Lifetime Training.

As part of the job role you will be required to work on reception.

Duties would include:

  • Meeting and greeting clients and carers
  • Photocopying and filing
  • Answering telephone calls and directing to correct department or taking messages

There will be other general office duties including:

  • Providing administrative support for various team members; this will include data input in addition to producing letters and reports.

You must have a good working attitude and excellent communication skills.

You will be trained up on all of the key skills that are required to provide the best possible service to all who need it.

Future prospects are good after the apprenticeship as the company grows.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Confident meeting new people
  • Good telephone manner
  • IT literate

Personal qualities

  • Able to give good customer service
  • Polite and friendly
  • Ability to work well in a team

Qualifications required

  • Preferably GCSE English Grade A-C or equivalent.

Future prospects

On going training and development encouraged by the employer which will give the applicant the opportunity to move on to a full time job.

Things to consider

This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

Bluebird Care is a national provider of care in the home. We specialise in working with customers and their families that require social care in their own homes. We offer a unique service of tailored care visits from 30 minutes to full live-in support. Our commitment to quality and ‘good old fashioned service’ has played an important part in our success. We now have over 180 offices in the UK and Republic of Ireland. Bluebird Care provides over 4.5 million care visits at home every year. That’s over 12,500 care visits to over 6,300 customers each day.


Bluebird Care Ashford & Swale


Commerce House


TN24 0LH

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Training provider

  • Functional Skills in English
  • Functional Skills in Maths
  • Functional Skills in ICT
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business and Administration

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Lifetime Training Ltd

Employer's Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply

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

Apply now

Closing date: 11 Oct 2017