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Business Administration Apprenticeship Lloyd & Co Financial Planning Ltd

We have a great history of recruiting and retaining apprentices, currently within our team we have 5 members that started as apprentices and are either paraplanners, qualified financial advisers or on the road to becoming qualified financial advisers. This is a great opportunity with real career progression achievable for the right person.

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Closing date: 07 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £207.00

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    08 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    13 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001764594

  • Positions

    1 available

Duties will include:

  • Post – ability to open and scan all post and place in the correct clients file on the computer as well as ability to write letters to providers/clients and other external businesses to be posted. Ability to use initiative to ascertain if any action is required on receipt of certain documentation
  • Phone – excellent communication skills via the telephone. Calls to and from clients (existing and prospects), providers and external businesses. The ability to use initiative e.g. if someone’s line is busy try to help the person calling yourself
  • Greeting clients – polite, friendly, approachable. Ability to greet clients with a smile, offer a drink and make conversation. This role is vital as applicant will be the face of the business as soon as clients walk through the door and the first impression for new clients
  • Meetings – be able to book meetings in the diary and keep on top of making sure there are no cross overs with meetings
  • Portfolio reviews – added to the role after time and training. The ability to complete smaller portfolio reviews and post them out to clients/arrange meetings. This will involve using Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel and therefore the applicant will ideally be proficient on these applications

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • IT literate
  • Good telephone manner
  • Good standard of literacy/numeracy skills
  • Planning and organising 
  • Good decision making

Personal qualities

  • Organisation- ability to organise adviser diaries with meetings that are booked
  • Verbal & Written communication- verbal communication is vital and this includes how clearly you are talking to clients and the tone used. Written communication is just as important and requires perfect spelling and grammar and excellent attention to detail to be able to identify any errors
  • Attitude – The right candidate will be enthusiastic, approachable, positive, and friendly. The attitude of staff members is everything in this role which requires a strong work ethic with the ability to work independently using their own initiative as well as in a team
  • Passion – this links to attitude and work ethic however this involves the opportunity to progress. There are a number of progression routes and further qualifications and progression are available for the right candidate

Desired qualifications

  • Maths and English GCSE or equivalent

Future prospects

  • Upon completion of the apprenticeship, the learner may be offered permanent employment

About the employer

Lloyd & Co Insurance Services is a highly successful Financial Services Group. Their clients include private investors, high-net-worth individuals, entrepreneurs and owner-managed businesses who are predominantly referred to through an extensive range of professional.

Employer

Lloyd & Co Financial Planning Ltd

Address

First Floor

9B

Hoghton Street

Southport

PR9 0TE

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Training

Training provider

The Communiversity

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Alt Valley Community Trust Limited

Business Administrator Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Maths and English functional skills will be provided if the candidate does not have their maths and English GCSE

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)


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