ATA - Recruitment Apprentice Nicholas Associates

Are you enthusiastic, a people person and willing to learn? An exciting opportunity to work for a leading professional recruitment agency to support the executive search and selection team with sourcing candidates, research and administration duties.

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Closing date: 20 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 to Friday

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    27 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    20 Feb 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties will include:

  • Researching the availability of candidates in the employment market including conduction telephone interviews
  • Researching candidates on social websites such as LinkedIn and Twitter
  • Support the existing sales team by generating new lead opportunities through internet research, telesales and marketing activities
  • Recording activity by data entry into a CRM system
  • Participate in regional and/or branch sales activities where appropriate
  • Support the sales team with administration duties including emailing of clients and candidates
  • Attend any relevant training courses and network meetings.
  • Work in accordance with the documented procedures and instructions as contained in the Company’s Quality Operating Procedures
  • Arranging suitable times for interviews, and preparing candidates for interview.

Please note that upon first year completion there may be an opportunity to progress to do Level 3 NVQ in recruitment/sales.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills written & oral
  • Good telephone manner
  • Attentive to detail and organised
  • Calm under pressure
  • IT literate with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Quick learner and adaptable to changing situation

Personal qualities

  • Candidate must be confident in dealing with people at all levels, a helpful and friendly approach is essential.
  • Candidate must be punctual and reliable, professional and smart appearance is also essential.
  • Good written communication as well as verbal and excellent people skills.
  • The vacancy is based in a small team and the candidate will be expected to work using their own initiative.
  • We are looking for an individual with a flexible approach to work.
  • A hard working individual who has a proactive approach to their work, with good attention to detail.
  • Must have a methodical approach to new tasks and problems.
  • The candidate must be dedicated to completing the apprenticeship qualifications.

Qualifications required

Must successfully meet the Initial Assessment requirements for the qualification framework by the training provider if relevant.

Future prospects

Possible employment for the right candidate.

Things to consider

Apprentice Employment Agency is acting as an Apprentice Training Agency (ATA) and will engage you for the duration of the apprenticeship and pay your salary. You should be aware that the company/business named in this vacancy is a host employer and you will not be employed by them. Your placement may change during the course of your apprenticeship. From the 1st October 2016 the National minimum wage (NMW) for apprentices aged 16-18 and those aged over 19 in the first year of their apprenticeship is £3.40 per hour. The NMW applies to time working plus time spent training as this is also part of the apprenticeship. Due to the high number of application received we cannot respond to all unsuccessful candidates personally. If your application is progressed, you will receive an email confirmation using the address on your application, therefore please ensure you check your emails regularly and respond within 48 hours.

About the employer

We are a professional recruitment agency and specialist business consultancy with one goal, to help people and businesses achieve their aspirations.


Nicholas Associates


Sheffield Airport Business Park

Europa Link


S9 1XU

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Training provider

  • Intermediate Apprenticeship in Business admin
  • Technical Certificate
  • Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT (unless exempt)
  • Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Nicholas Associates


Becky Bartle 0345 003 0007

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Closing date: 20 Oct 2017