Equipment Stores Apprentice Admin Assistant (TS) Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

An interesting and exciting administration opportunity has arisen within Sandwell Council, to work in a busy office environment combined with carrying out some stores/warehousing duties.

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Closing date: 22 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

    Monday – Thursday: 8:30am to 4:30pm Friday – 8:30am to 4pm

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Dec 2017

  • Date posted

    06 Oct 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Your main duties and responsibilities will be: 

  • Word processing / Data entry
  • Filing
  • Photocopying
  • Dealing with incoming/outgoing post
  • Answer the telephone and take messages
  • Helping to receive deliveries into the stores and issuing stock and equipment from the stores 
  • Assist in keeping a check on stock and equipment levels within the stores and carry out the routine maintenance of equipment
  • To provide cover on a reception desk for members of the public and health professionals
  • To comply with policies of Sandwell MBC
  • To carry out any other duties relevant to the post

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Keyboard skills
  • Good Customer Service and administrative skills
  • Apply attention to detail
  • Able to empathise with patient’s needs 
  • Flexible attitude
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Have a good understanding of data protection

Personal qualities

  • Ability to communicate effectively and precisely
  • Good organisational skills with the ability to prioritise own workload
  • Physically able to lift and move  equipment
  • Mechanically minded for maintaining and fixing equipment  
  • Willingness to learn  
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Punctual and reliable

Qualifications required

You must already possess:

  • Maths, English and ICT GCSE Grade C or above or the Level 2 Functional Skills equivalent

Future prospects

None specified

Things to consider

This post involves working in a sometimes cold and dirty environment and you must be prepared to wear PPE at all times From April 2017 The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This applies to apprentices in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training

About the employer

Sandwell is a large, multicultural metropolitan borough situated in the heart of the Black Country, to the west of Birmingham, within the West Midlands conurbation and with a population of over 280,000. The Council is the largest employer in the Borough with approximately 14,000 employees in a variety of occupations providing a comprehensive range of services.


Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council


Unit 22

Crystal Drive


B66 1QG

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Training provider

  • As part of the recruitment process, you will carry out a literacy and numeracy assessment
  • Then if successful, you will be expected to undertake and achieve a Level 2 Qualification in Business Administration

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Sandwell College


Elle Walker 0121 569 2099

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Closing date: 22 Oct 2017