Business Administration Level 3 Apprentice Gateshead Council

To support the delivery of excellent customer service in the Social Care Finance team including Financial Assessments, Direct Payments and Financial Protection. You will also maintain and develop a network of contacts throughout the Council’s services (and its partners) to ensure that the team has access to the widest range of relevant information available.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    24 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To work effectively within a dynamic team at the forefront of change within Gateshead Council and act as the first point of contact for all customer interactions
  • To assist members of the public with enquiries and requests for assistance relating to the full range of Council Services, taking personal responsibility for ensuring that the customer’s needs are satisfied
  • To liaise with other Council Services at any level necessary to secure the delivery of an effective solution to a customer’s problem or enquiry
  • To maintain and update information systems with information gained whilst dealing with the public to ensure that the Customer Service team have access to the most up to date information
  • To assist in continuous improvement activities through focus groups and surveys
  • To receive payments on behalf of the Council, maintaining records as appropriate to ensure that the Council’s financial accounting procedures are always adhered to
  • To be proactive in all aspects of safety management to comply with current legislation
  • Such other responsibilities allocated which are appropriate to the grade of the post

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

Learning and Skills apprenticeship programmes are delivered through a mixture of face-to-face and virtual methods by our fully qualified and industry experienced apprentice training team.

Using their expert knowledge gained from time spent in the industry, weve tailored our programmes to use the most up-to-date tools and technologies so that the skills we create can be used directly in the workplace.

As one of our learners, youll benefit from coaching, help and guidance from our dedicated team whose job it is to ensure your success. Successful completion of this apprenticeship gives you an accredited Business Administration Level 3 Apprenticeship qualification, with training how to:

  • Contribute to the efficiency of an organisation through the support of functional areas, working across teams and resolving issues as requested

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Potential full-time post for the right candidate

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Punctual


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

About the employer

The Gateshead Millennium Bridge is a pedestrian and cyclist tilt bridge spanning the River Tyne between Gateshead arts quarter on the south bank and Newcastle upon Tyne's Quayside area on the north bank.


Gateshead Council


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Oct 2023