Administration Assistant Apprentice Derbyshire Constabulary

A fantastic opportunity with Derbyshire Constabulary based at their Force Headquarters in Ripley. The purpose of this role is to provide a customer focused, effective and efficient service to the Regional forces. As part of the role you will be supporting with data entry, responding to enquiries, managing stock levels and using bespoke software.

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Closing date: 29 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Mon - Fri (times to be confirmed)

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    20 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    6 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties include:

  • Undertake the required apprenticeship training and associated qualification work
  • Uphold the Force’s principles of: Doing the right thing, making a difference, and shaping the future
  • To provide clerical and administrative support, including but not exhaustive to:
  • Collect and distribute mail
  • Accurately input and retrieve data as required
  • Gather documents using relevant IT systems
  • Deal with enquiries and respond to queries either by email, telephone or in person
  • Undertake photocopying, scanning, and filing
  • Track correspondence and collation of information
  • Participate in team meetings
  • Make arrangements for meetings and associated administrative tasks as requested
  • Monitor and maintain the stationery and supplies ensuring adequate stock levels
  • Undertake other clerical/administrative tasks as required
  • Participate in probationary appraisals, undertaking any personal development needs identified through this process

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

An apprenticeship allows you to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence. You will be expected to work towards the Business Administrator Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard, with support from your employer and the Chesterfield College Group. As part of your apprenticeship, and dependent on your prior attainment, you may be required to complete maths and English Functional Skills which is an integral part of your apprenticeship. Upon successful completion you will be awarded additional certificates of recognition for these qualifications.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

You will attain the Business Administrator occupational standard and Level 2 Functional Skills in maths & English (where applicable) upon successful completion of your apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

Things to consider

This apprenticeship will not start until 4th September 2023. Once you have received a provisional offer of an apprenticeship, you will be required to undergo a full DBS background check before a formal offer can be made. Derbyshire Constabulary particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as this group is underrepresented within our organisation. It’s a priority for us to have a workforce which reflects the communities we serve. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information please visit: The apprenticeship placement is within the HR function and not for Police Officer roles. Formal interviews will be held during the month of May at Force HQ to allow time for the full DBS checks to be completed in time for the 4th September start date. 4 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent) in English and maths. Prior work experience in any type of role is preferred but not essential.

About the employer

Derbyshire Constabulary is committed to reducing and investigating crime, protecting people and promoting law and order across the county of Derbyshire. Derbyshire is renowned for being hugely diverse, encompassing the rural areas of the Peak District as well as old mining communities, modern towns and business centres. It is also home to the vibrant and culturally diverse city of Derby.


Derbyshire Constabulary


Butterley Hall




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Training provider



Olivia Roberts

01246 500 500

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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