Work Placement Apprentice Wigan & Leigh College

Wigan & Leigh College is looking for an enthusiastic Administration Apprentice to join our Work Placement Team. We require someone who can multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment to support our Employer Engagement Officers and Work Placement Assessors with the provision of work placements across the College.

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Closing date: 11 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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 Thursday 8:30am-5pm. Friday 8:30am-4:30pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    29 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Respond effectively and accurately to telephone, e-mail and face-to-face enquiries for work placements by ensuring your knowledge is up to date
  • Be responsible for monitoring and answering all enquiries to the direct mailbox of the Work Placement Team, ensuring your team members are made aware of relevant information and notifications
  • Maintain accurate records of all work placement activity, health and safety information, learner/employer agreements and feedback ensuring all are securely stored and all systems kept up to date
  • Contribute to and participate in all events that are related to these services
  • Support destinations recording and collection
  • Support the DBS process for students with placements that require a valid check and certificate
  • Maintin the work placement electroni tracking system, full training of which will be given, to ensure all information is entered onto the system in a timely manner
  • Contribute to the smooth running of the FAB Futures centres by undertaking daily office tasks like meet and greet, collecting post, preparing mailshots and helping with data entry tasks as required
  • Work with the wider FAB Futures team to ensure the effective delivery of the 3 core strategies, Careers and Employability, Work Experience, and Progression and Destinations

The training you will be getting

  • Business Administrator Level 3
  • Wigan and Leigh College, Parson's Walk, WN1 1RS
  • Training in the workplace

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Expected progression within the organisation

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, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

Things to consider

Required Knowledge and Understanding: Appropriate knowledge of Microsoft Office. Knowledge and understanding of delivering good customer service. Knowledge and understanding of administration skills, particularly data entry, information gathering and record keeping. Knowledge and understanding of effective communication in different formats, face to face, telephone, e-mail and social media. Knowledge and understanding of providing information that is clearly and professionally presented. Excellent communication skills.

About the employer

This is a brilliant opportunity to join our expanding community of talented, committed and inspirational colleagues. Working in a dynamic, values led organisation, this role is for those who are passionate about development and innovation, within a lively college community.


Wigan & Leigh College


PO Box 53

Parsons Walk



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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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