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Business Administration Apprentice EBSCO INTERNATIONAL INC.

Based within our Didcot office the Business Administration Apprentice will work with our Purchasing, Customer Service, Accounts and Warehouse teams to develop an excellent grounding in business.

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Closing date: 21 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,000.04

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5PM (flexible times)

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    26 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000069602

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Key Responsibilities:

  • Monitoring of mailboxes for customer claims or cancellations, price and availability queries
  • Producing weekly reports to enable monitoring of orders not recorded in the system
  • Liaising with colleagues from various teams on orders and updates both within the UK and worldwide
  • Chasing open purchase orders and updating systems as necessary
  • Answering customer queries or redirecting to relevant colleague
  • Maintaining accurate stock information
  • Maintenance of comprehensive supplier and item master file database

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

Duration:

  • 15 months practical training period, plus 3 months for End Point Assessment

Delivery model:

  • Work-based training with your employer
  • 10 days Business Professionals training at college
  • Approximately 12 on-site assessment visits per year
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English (7 days at college for each, if required)
  • Off the job training will count for at least 20% of an apprentice’s time at work

Qualifications included:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths
  • Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship

End Point Assessment:

  • Knowledge test
  • Portfolio based interview
  • Project/improvement presentation

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This role may become permanent for the right candidate with lots of potential for future career progression and personal development.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Creative

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent 4x GCSEs grade including English and Maths (Grade A*-C 9/4 (or equivalent)) Desired

Things to consider

Please apply as soon as possible for this role. Should the right candidate be found prior to the closing date, then the vacancy may be closed early. Any new person applying for apprenticeship roles where Abingdon and Witney College deliver the training will be required to attend an Apprenticeship information session at Witney or Abingdon campus. This will consist of a series of initial assessments (required prior to an apprenticeship offer), completion of essential paperwork, the opportunity to find out more about the apprenticeship process, the training included, and a forum for your questions. As a new Apprenticeship Applicant, you will only have to undergo this process once. If you would like to talk to us about the assessments or if you would need any extra support to attend the Induction Day please call us on 01235 216216. Qualification checks By applying for this vacancy, you are giving Abingdon and Witney College permission to undertake a Learner Record Service check on your previous qualifications. Individuals who already have a Degree qualification are now eligible to do an Apprenticeship. We make every effort to ensure that applicants from non-traditional academic backgrounds or those who may not have the formal GCSE entry requirements can access apprenticeships where possible. The National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £4.81 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Wage for apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

GOBI Library Solutions is the leading provider of e-books, print books and workflow services to academic libraries worldwide.

Employer

EBSCO INTERNATIONAL INC.

Address

Unit C, Park 34

Collett

Didcot

OX11 7WB

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Training

Training provider

ABINGDON AND WITNEY COLLEGE

Contact

apprenticeships@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

01235 216216

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)


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