Barbican Retail Administration Apprentice City of London Corporation

The apprentice will support the Barbican Retail Team with essential administration tasks and support the team with ongoing projects to improve the efficiency of the department. The apprentice will report to the Retail Operations Manager and will be provided with support and guidance required to progress their education whilst in the workplace.

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Closing date: 21 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £24,470.00

    City of London Corporation staff can take advantage of the pension scheme. They also receive discounts and special offers for a wide range of products and services.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 9:30am - 5:30pm, core hours. Flexibility will be required for business needs.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    31 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000254746

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Purpose of Post

The apprentice will support the Barbican Retail Team with essential administration tasks and support the team with ongoing projects to improve the efficiency of the department. You will report to the Retail Operations Manager and will be provided with support and guidance required to progress their education whilst in the workplace.

There will be opportunities to support the Buying, Merchandising and E-Commerce teams as well as working closely with the management team to gain experience and knowledge of all the fundamental aspects that enable a retail department to run effectively.

Duties

Duties will vary on a day-to-day basis as directed by the management team and will include general administration tasks and some customer and supplier interaction.

  • To support the E-Commerce team with order fulfilment, copywriting and product uploads.
  • To support the Retail Buying Manager with administration tasks relating to product sourcing and product development.
  • To support the Retail Operations Management team with stock related tasks such as internal transfers, receiving deliveries and write offs.
  • To support the Retail Merchandiser with administration tasks relating to stock management, ordering and reporting.
  • To represent the Retail department in centre-wide meetings and briefings and building relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • To participate in stock take, assisting with stock counts and investigating discrepancies.
  • To provide ad hoc administration support to the remainder of the retail team, taking and circulating meeting notes and highlighting actions for follow up.
  • To comply with Health and Safety regulations, taking care to promote a safe and positive working environment.
  • To provide excellent customer service whilst on the shop floor, processing transactions and assisting with customer queries both in person and via email.
  • To assist with Visual Merchandising changes based on sales trends and centre programming.
  • To communicate progress of work to the team members and liaise with relevant colleagues from other departments.
  • To attend the workshops, meetings and training sessions delivered as part of the apprenticeship scheme as well as internal and external trainings where appropriate.

The training you will be getting

You will be supported to achieve the Business Administration Level 3 apprenticeship qualification. Theoretical training will be delivered weekly with the support of the training provider. Practical training and support will be given in the workplace allowing you to embed your learning in the working environment. You will receive hours 6 per week to support with your apprenticeship studies. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • On successful completion of the apprenticeship, we aim to offer a permanent role within the team if a position is available. Alternatively, we shall endeavour to secure an alternative position within the City of London Corporation. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C / 5) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C / 5) Desired

About the employer

The City Corporation with a rich history that precedes parliament, the City Corporation has been an ever constant throughout history adapting in order to meet modern demands of the City it serves, and is home to some of the world’s most striking modern architecture. The City of London Corporation forms part of London as a whole, along with the 32 London Boroughs who have responsibility for local government services within their local area. Based at the Guildhall the City Corporation looks after and promotes the City of London.

Employer

City of London Corporation

Address

The Barbican Centre

Silk Street

Barbican

EC2Y 8DS

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Training

Training provider

COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LONDON

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


Employer's Application Instructions

Please apply online and ensure that you answer the questions in the Recruitment Information Pack - please include your answers in the supporting information section of the application form. We are unable to accept curriculum Vitae (CVs)

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

Apply now

Closing date: 21 Jun 2024