Administrator Apprentice

AKONA LIMITED

Runcorn, WA7 1QF

Closes today at 11:59pm

Posted on 8 July 2024


Summary

This is a great opportunity to gain experience and knowledge within a Business Administration environment, Reporting to the Managing Directors and Training and Sentinel Coordinator, you will have varied responsibilities across a range of projects.

Annual wage
£12,000 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Business administrator (level 3)
Hours
36 hours per week to be worked across Monday to Friday. Shifts to be confirmed.

36 hours a week

Possible start date

Sunday 1 September

Duration

1 Year 6 Months

Positions available

1

Work

As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

  • Business Administration Level 3
  • Fortnightly attendance at Riverside College, Widnes.

Where you’ll work

Ikon Business Centre

Tudor Road

Runcorn

WA7 1QF

Training

An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation

RIVERSIDE COLLEGE

Your training course

Business administrator (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents
  • Skilled in the use of multiple IT packages and systems relevant to the organisation in order to: write letters or emails, create proposals, perform financial processes, record and analyse data. Examples include MS Office or equivalent packages. Able to choose the most appropriate IT solution to suit the business problem. Able to update and review databases, record information and produce data analysis where required.
  • Produces accurate records and documents including: emails, letters, files, payments, reports and proposals. Makes recommendations for improvements and present solutions to management. Drafts correspondence, writes reports and able to review others' work. Maintains records and files, handles confidential information in compliance with the organisation's procedures. Coaches others in the processes required to complete these tasks.
  • Exercises proactivity and good judgement. Makes effective decisions based on sound reasoning and is able to deal with challenges in a mature way. Seeks advice of more experienced team members when appropriate.
  • Builds and maintains positive relationships within their own team and across the organisation. Demonstrates ability to influence and challenge appropriately. Becomes a role model to peers and team members, developing coaching skills as they gain area knowledge.
  • Demonstrates good communication skills, whether face-to-face, on the telephone, in writing or on digital platforms. Uses the most appropriate channels to communicate effectively. Demonstrates agility and confidence in communications, carrying authority appropriately. Understands and applies social media solutions appropriately. Answers questions from inside and outside of the organisation, representing the organisation or department.
  • Completes tasks to a high standard. Demonstrates the necessary level of expertise required to complete tasks and applies themself to continuously improve their work. Is able to review processes autonomously and make suggestions for improvements. Shares administrative best-practice across the organisation e.g. coaches others to perform tasks correctly. Applies problem-solving skills to resolve challenging or complex complaints and is a key point of contact for addressing issues.
  • Takes responsibility for initiating and completing tasks, manages priorities and time in order to successfully meet deadlines. Positively manages the expectations of colleagues at all levels and sets a positive example for others in the workplace. Makes suggestions for improvements to working practice, showing understanding of implications beyond the immediate environment (e.g. impact on clients, suppliers, other parts of the organisation). Manages resources e.g. equipment or facilities. Organises meetings and events, takes minutes during meetings and creates action logs as appropriate. Takes responsibility for logistics e.g. travel and accommodation.
  • Uses relevant project management principles and tools to scope, plan, monitor and report. Plans required resources to successfully deliver projects. Undertakes and leads projects as and when required.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.

    Requirements

    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • 4 GCSE’s including Maths and English (grade Grade A*-C (9-4) essential)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.

    Skills

    • Communication skills
    • IT skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Customer care skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Administrative skills
    • Team working
    • Friendly
    • Positive outlook
    • Comfortable with people
    • Reliable
    • Tolerant
    • Empathetic communicator
    • Well presented
    • Flexible
    • Keen for new experiences
    • Respect for equality
    • Respect for diversity
    • Proactive approach
    • Conflict resolution skills
    • Promotes quality
    • Continuous improvement

    Other requirements

    Experience of First Aid and a clean valid UK driving license would be an advantage.

    About this company

    Akona is a training solutions company, specialising in the delivery of bespoke and accredited vocational training. We have developed an innovative approach that utilises technology and practical application, combining them with vocational training to ensure learners receive recognised qualifications for their courses.

    After this apprenticeship

    A successful Apprentice may be able to apply for positions within the company if they arise. 

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    RIVERSIDE COLLEGE

    Joanna Smith

    joanna.smith@riversidecollege.ac.uk

    0151 257 2800

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000262842.

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    Closes today at 11:59pm

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