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Microbiology Office Administration Apprentice East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

This post supports the clinical laboratory service as well as the business and administrative duties of Microbiology, delivering high standards of service delivery, flexibility, and adaptability. Working at the William Harvey Hospital Kent.

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Closing date: 14 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Progression through the pay scale will be determined on an annual basis. It will be subject to the post holder demonstrating the required standards of performance, conduct and completion of statutory and role specific training.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    28 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    23 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To provide secretarial support to the Head Biomedical Scientist, other members of the senior management team and Consultant Microbiologists
  • To assist with or deputise for the billing and despatching of private travel insurance certificates
  • To collect, distribute and post payslips

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

Level 3 Business Administration. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possible permanent position upon completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Initiative


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

Things to consider

Most Challenging part of the job is to be part of a customer focused reception, office and clerical team, under direction of the Office manager and Chief Biomedical Scientist, promoting a high quality image for the Trust, whilst maintaining high levels of confidentiality.

About the employer

We’re one of the biggest acute trusts in England with five hospitals providing a wide range of high quality services and opportunities to develop. The William Harvey Hospital in Ashford has the full range of district general hospital services, as well as regional specialities, including the country’s best performing trauma unit


East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust


William Harvey Hosiptal

Kennington Road


TN24 0LZ

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Training provider



01227 811 315

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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