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Business Administration/Office Support Apprentice Beam Insurance Solutions

To provide efficient, high quality, reliable administrative support to all teams and manage the reception area. This is an excellent opportunity for a smart, ambitious and self-motivated individual to join a friendly environment.

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Closing date: 14 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,379.50

    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, 8.45am - 5.15pm (1 hour lunch)

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    19 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    01 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000103022

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Managing the reception area, including maintaining office supplies
  • Dealing with incoming calls
  • Greeting visitors to the office
  • Dealing with incoming and outgoing post
  • Assisting colleagues with admin tasks
  • Using bespoke industry software to create risk presentations from notes provided, create renewal packs, chase clients, insurers, suppliers

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

Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship Standard:

  • In house training will be provided on an ongoing daily basis with the current finance team
  • You will not be required to attend Dudley College premises as the course is delivered in the workplace only
  • An assessor will be allocated to you to progress/help you through you course. Continual assessments, coupled with assignments/or exams depending on course of study
  • Time spent training will be part of the agreed contracted hours of the working week.
  • At the end of your training, you will sit an exam and submit course work as part of your assessment, and you will receive a Level 3 qualification
  • Full training will be given by the Employer to achieve a solid understanding of the industry and the business

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • This position is the first step for a future career within BEAM whether that be in account handling, claims, accounts or sales.  Support will be given to complete the business administration qualification and thereafter industry qualifications to support career progression
  • After completion of this apprenticeship there will be the opportunity to progress into a wider role within the business and study for appropriate industry qualifications

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Team working, Initiative, Friendly, Polite, Helpful, Ability to adapt, Able to manage workloads, Willingness to learn

Qualifications

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

Things to consider

Whilst other team members have the choice of working from home, given the duties and responsibilities required, this is an office-based position. Applicant must be motivated to manage workloads and complete tasks alone and also work as part of a team, and also be willing to learn and to want to achieve the business administration qualification and further industry qualifications. Employer will shortly be moving premises to offices at The Waterfront in Brierley Hill.

About the employer

Beam Insurance Solutions is a trading name of JPM (Insurance Management) Limited. Established in 1995, we are a commercial insurance broker offering a high quality, advice-led service which focuses on strong supported employee and supplier relationships. We pride ourselves on our face-to-face relationship with our customers, one which doesn’t just happen as policies are due to be renewed, but which happens for the full 12 months of the year. Our aim is to reduce the risk for our clients, and this involves a detailed process of due diligence, research and market knowledge, which is delivered by a professional and dedicated team, many who have been with us for over 15 years. We have previously provided apprenticeships where many have gone on to have successful careers in the industry. In addition, two former apprentices are still with us after 5 and 20 years, 1 now in a senior position.

Employer

Beam Insurance Solutions

Address

TRINITY POINT

NEW ROAD

HALESOWEN

B63 3HY

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Training

Training provider

DUDLEY COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY

Contact

Julie Perks

julie.perks@dudleycol.ac.uk

01384 363314

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)


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