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Business Administration Apprentice Sedgemoor District Council

This position offers a unique and exciting opportunity to be a part of our transformation journey, gaining a Level 3 Business Administration qualification alongside valuable on the job training and experience. Apprentices are required to complete all assessments and exams related to their course of study.

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Closing date: 15 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,562.76

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday. 9.00am - 5.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    24 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000124471

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Daily duties:

  • Maintain professional study of advanced apprenticeship course and modular assignments.
  • Assist with enquiries from the public and others in person, by telephone and in writing, professionally, accurately and efficiently. You will be responsible for decision making and will work using your own initiative.
  • Liaising with other Council Services and external organistaions as required, to gather or share information and maintain and update records. You will also accept and deal with changing priorities related to both your own work and to the organisation.
  • Provide clerical and administrative support to the team including scanning, photocopying, printing and shredding as well as external events and meetings.
  • Undertake general office duties.
  • Efficient use of Outlook.

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

  • Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship Standard.
  • Attendance at workshops for the first 6 months.
  • Assessor visits to the workplace once the workshops have finished to prepare you for your End Point Assessment.
  • If you have not already achieved a C/4 + in both maths and English (or equivalent) and cannot provide evidence in the form of a certificate, you will also need to achieve Functional skills at Level 2, in both Numeracy and Literacy. This will include sitting an exam.
  • You will be given some of your working week dedicated to your apprentice study, or Off the Job Training, to carry out self-supported study, compiling your portfolio or completing work set by your assessor.
  • End point assessment to achieve your final apprenticeship grade.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There is the potential that this apprenticeship could lead to a full-time and permanent job offer.  However, this is not guaranteed.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Interpersonal skills

Qualifications

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

Things to consider

The pay will rise to a maximum of £9.88 dependant on performance. Full support and training will be provided on all aspects of the work the apprentice undertakes. There is a network of workplace mentors to provide individual support, and apprentices are encouraged to provide peer support to each other. You will be an integral part of our Community Safety Team, serving members of the public, internal customers and our many partners. This role is subject to a basic DBS check via the Disclosure Procedure. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, interviews may be carried out virtually.

About the employer

We are a pro-business Council who are ambitious for growth and transformation. We are committed to digital inclusion and providing a range of services to meet the needs of our customers, residents, staff, visitors, business partners, and elected members.

Employer

Sedgemoor District Council

Address

Bridgwater House

King Square

Bridgwater

TA6 3AR

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Training

Training provider

WESTON COLLEGE OF FURTHER AND HIGHER EDUCATION

Contact

Naomi Judge

naomi.judge@weston.ac.uk

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)


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