Apprentice Recruitment Administrator The Graduate Recruitment Specialist Ltd

An exciting opportunity to join this award winning Graduate Recruitment business. Provided with excellent in house training as support to study an NVQ programme through Northampton College and supported to continually develop.

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Closing date: 31 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

    9am-5pm Monday-Friday with 1 hour for lunch 21 days holiday plus bank holidays. An extra day will be given for every two compete years’ service, up to a maximum of 25 days

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    07 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    28 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a busy office environment.

The key tasks will involve the following:

  • To answer the telephone and transfer to relevant team members
  • To deal with incoming emails that come via the admin account
  • General housekeeping
  • Greeting clients and candidates who come in for appointments and interviews
  • Responding to candidates via e mail and telephone when they apply for current vacancies as well as prospective candidates

Administration for recruitment campaigns including:

  • Correspondence to clients
  •  Putting job descriptions into correct templates
  • Confirmation of job offers to candidates and clients
  • To assist current and prospective companies and candidates via e mail, the telephone and face to face
  • To advertise vacancies and graduate training schemes on job boards and universities across the UK
  • Assist with activities relating to social media, including keeping twitter and facebook up to date
  • Contacting graduates and general candidates and booking them in for registration appointments and sending out confirmation information
  • To register and reference check all new candidates
  • Provide support to the team relating to recruitment campaigns
  • Company research for recruitment campaigns and dealing with prospective companies
  • Assisting with updating the website with new vacancies
  • Update placement spreadsheet using Excel
  • Advert response and sending out marketing information
  • To assist with the organisation of exhibitions and workshops and attend when necessary
  • General administration including post, filing and banking

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication skills
  • High standard of English, both written and verbal
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Logical thinker
  • Good IT skills including knowledge of social media including Facebook and twitter

Personal qualities

  • Confident
  • Motivated
  • Presentable
  • Punctual
  • Self-starter
  • Wants to develop a professional career

Qualifications required

  • 5 GCSE’s at grade A*-C including English (or equivalent)

Future prospects

Permanent role within the business together with training to progress in the business

About the employer

The Graduate provides an expert and dedicated graduate recruitment service to clients and candidates. We have networks and consultants running across the UK with the main focus of our work based around the Midlands, in particular Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Warwickshire and Leicestershire. We provide: Professional and intelligent recruitment we match high calibre candidates to a diverse client base quickly and effectively A tailored, high quality service to match individual requirements we provide a bespoke service that is always customized to your business needs Long term solutions for businesses and graduates we provide answers for what you need High quality candidates through established partnerships with universities we attract bright, professional graduates, the talent who will make a difference to your business A track record of success we put the right people, in the right jobs, at the right time


The Graduate Recruitment Specialist Ltd



Cheyne Walk



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Training provider

  • Full training will be given
  • Level 2 Apprenticeship in Business Administration, ITQ or Customer Service
  • Functional Skills
  • Personal Leanring and Thinking Skills
  • Employer Rights and Responsibilities

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Northampton College


Lisa Carter 01604 736525

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2017