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Business Support PA - Business Administrator Apprentice Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

As a Personal Assistant you will provide direct and often bespoke Business Support to our Officer Specialist PA’s and Senior PA’s, supporting the management of often-complex diaries, setting up meetings, and support of their work. The role of PA, although is part of a virtual team of other PAs forms a part of the wider Business Support service.

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Closing date: 05 Sep 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,254.44 to £18,278.00

    National Minimum Wage for age details can be found here:

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 37 hours per week Between 8am - 5pm (flexible hours)

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    21 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

With supervision and direction, you will be expected to undertake a range of activities including the following (although please note it is not an exhaustive list):

  • Provide comprehensive and confidential personal support to our Officer Specialist PA’s and Senior PA’s.
  • Point of contact for anyone wishing to see or speak to Senior Leader (s).
  • Support the management of Senior Leaders (s) calendars and meetings including organising, attending, and minuting meetings.
  • When necessary, provide support to other PA’s directly managed by the Senior Leader(s).
  • Be responsible for the upkeep of equipment and devices used by the Senior Leadership Team.
  • To work positively and inclusively with colleagues and customers so that the Council provides a workplace to deliver a service that does not discriminate against people on the grounds of their age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage, civil partnership, pregnancy, maternity, race, religion, belief, or sexual orientation.
  • To fulfil personal requirements, where appropriate, with regards to Council policies and procedures, standards of attendance, health, safety and welfare, customer care, emergency, evacuation, security, and promotion of the Council’s priorities.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Business Administration Level 3 

On the job training with 6 hours per week allocated for apprenticeship tasks. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon completion of the apprenticeship the apprentice will be involved in a discussion with the company around future progression based on their own personal career choices. The company will work to support this. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent ICT (Grade 4/C) Desired

About the employer

Our employees are our greatest asset. We’re proud of the way we provide vital frontline services every day and work together, as one team. Our 4 core values as shown above, run through everything that we do, and we aim to stay true to them regardless of the challenges that we may face. To support our values, we have policies, guidance and procedures around health, safety and welfare, customer care, emergency planning and security that all our colleagues are adhering and working to. We also pride ourselves on our commitment to wellbeing and inclusivity of our colleagues and residents.


Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council


Fred Perry House

Edward Street



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Training provider



0161 631 5555

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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