Business Administration Apprentice THE SCIENCE COUNCIL

Would you like to develop your skills in an organisation that has a big impact on the world? This apprenticeship is the perfect opportunity to do just that!

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Closing date: 29 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    35 hours per week, Monday-Friday, including 7 hours of study time with college

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    7 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

We hope that this apprenticeship will give you an opportunity to develop your business skills. Essentially, you will be our operations assistant. We will give you an opportunity to get involved in a wide range of tasks from basic finance to project management.

The day-to-day duties include:

  • Processing invoices, this involves keeping our systems up to date with new transactions
  • Updating our databases accurately and efficiently
  • Monitoring our stationary and ordering office supplies where necessary
  • Organising the filing systems so that files are in a logical order
  • Managing incoming telephone and email enquiries
  • Receiving, sorting and distributing the post
  • Organising catering for office based meetings or events with external visitors
  • Managing an environmental project; we are trying to make our offices as eco-friendly as possible. We need someone who can bring fresh ideas, and take ownership of this project, so that we can improve the way that we manage our catering, purchases and disposal

Who will I work with?

You will work closely with and report to our Office Manager, who will provide you with direction and support. We are a small organisation of 12 friendly people.

To find more about the team please visit:

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Strong communication skills - you will need to be able to communicate clearly and efficiently
  • A great customer manner - we expect that you will be helpful, polite and respectful.

Personal qualities

  • A good attitude - You should be enthusiastic about learning and being taught.
  • Proactive - You should look forward to taking responsibility and making the role your own.
  • Professionalism - You will need to demonstrate good attendance and time-keeping both at the start of the day and during breaks 
  • Creativity - The ability to independently take on tasks and think outside the box

Qualifications required

  • A minimum of 5 (A-C) GCSEs including Maths and English (or equivalent Level 2 qualification).
  • A Levels (Level 3 qualifications) or equivalents are highly regarded.
  • Busy office experience is essential as this is a very high-pressure role.

Future prospects

The role may lead to a permanent appointment and a career track to become a Corporate Services Manager. Additional training will be offered during the apprenticeship to further develop the individual.

Things to consider

First stage interviews will be carried out by City of Westminster College over the phone. Please ensure the number you list is up-to-date and correct. You will be contacted by email in the first instance to arrange a time.

About the employer

We are an organisation that is dedicated to ensuring that scientists and science technicians perform at their best. Scientists are a diverse group of people and their work is far-reaching; they make enormous contributions to improving the world around us. Whether it is in relation to the food that we eat, the cars that we drive, or the medicine that we need, scientists are dedicated to solving some of humanity’s biggest problems. To help scientists perform at their best we, the Science Council, set standards for them. Scientists are changing the world, therefore it is important that they make improvements that benefit us all. The Science Council ultimately wants scientist to keep their skills up-to-date and continue to innovate in a way that benefits the public. In 2003, we were given the right to be able to create a register. We work with companies and universities to try and get as many scientists on our register so that they can continue to perform at their best.





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Training provider

Level 3 Business Administration apprenticeship training will be provided by City of Westminster College. The apprenticeship training includes both knowledge- and competency-based elements, being evaluated by ePortfolio and through observations respectively.

If the candidate does not have the necessary levels of English, Maths and IT qualifications they will need to come into the college once a week on a Friday to undergo Functional Skills training at the relevant levels.

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by City of Westminster College


Emily Blackman-Gibson

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Closing date: 29 Oct 2017