Economic Growth Apprentice Tendring District Council

We have an excellent opportunity to join our friendly & busy Economic Growth Team. As a level 3 apprentice, you will learn to deal with a variety of admin duties including administering local grants, minute taking, website updates, dealing with routine enquiries to our support services and help organise our Tendring4Growth events during the year.

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Closing date: 27 May 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 8.45am to 5.15pm Friday 8.45am to 4.45pm

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    5 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Help plan and organise Tendring4Growth events including collating and presenting information to the team i.e. award nominations, marketing, booking venues and organising online tickets.
  • Collate and present information on grants ready for agreement and sign off maintaining TDC’s privacy and GDPR standards.
  • Procurement and operational administration tasks.
  • Deal with routine enquiries and signpost business to our support service.
  • E Bulletins for businesses.
  • Mileage and subsistence.
  • Minute taking at various meetings.
  • Website updates.

This role is within a high pressured environment so the applicant should be able to work productively under pressure.  They should have a positive outlook to work and be able to handle criticism well and learn from it.

The training you will be getting

Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard at Level 3

The Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard at Level 3 combines the knowledge, skills and behaviours required of the standard and includes Functional Skills in maths and English if required. 

Delivery will be in the workplace with an assessor or coach through a combination of assessing, coaching, training and mentoring.

The minimum duration on the apprenticeship is 12-18 months, with an additional 3 months for an externally assessed end point assessment.  A maximum total of 21 months plus functional skills if required.  Prior learning and experience will also be taken into consideration.

Further information on the standard can be viewed here -

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

There are many opportunities for progression within Tendring District Council - many apprentices stay within the department they undertake their apprenticeship with others apply for positions and work in other departments.  Many apprentices also progress onto a higher 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, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience


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

About the employer

Local authority that covers the area of Tendring, Essex


Tendring District Council


Town Hall

Station Road


CO15 1SE


Barbara Pole

01255 686230

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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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