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Business Administration Apprentice

Solent NHS Trust
Competitive salary
Closing date
4 Jul 2022

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We are looking for well organised and highly motivated apprentice to join the Commercial team.

You will be working in a team where you are the first point of contact for all enquiries. You will be answering the phone to various stakeholders and will be a key link within the team. You will support team members in a wide range of areas from arranging and supporting meetings, data entry, administration and other tasks as the role develops with the apprentice. The Commercial Team provide a variety of commercial functions, the management of specific contracts, procurements, and projects. They work with a range of individuals and teams across the organisation, including senior service leads, corporate leads, commissioners, and other stakeholders. As the Commercial Team have a wide and diverse remit within Solent NHS Trust, this offers numerous opportunities for experience and learning.

The role requires a high level of inter-personal skills and personal confidence. Having a respectful and empathetic attitude will be essential, with the capacity to manage sensitive, and confidential information. We are looking for people who have a 'can do' attitude.

Also, the successful candidates will:
  • be able to use own initiative,
  • have a meticulous eye for detail, an enquiring mind, and a willingness to learn,
  • have strong communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels,
  • be organised, able to multi-task and work under pressure,
  • have previous secretarial/administrative experience in a busy office environment,
  • have proven skills in Microsoft applications, Excel, Word, and Outlook.

A criterion of the apprenticeship is that you attend college/virtually and complete all the necessary standards set out in the apprenticeship. Upon completion you will be awarded a Level 3 Business and Administration qualification. You will be employed on a fixed term contract for the duration of your apprenticeship (22 months). The position is available at 37.5 hours per week.

If you are looking for a new challenge and meet the skills and qualities required, we really look forward to hearing from you!

For further information about the post or if you would like to have an informal discussion, please callSally Cordall, Commercial Office Manager on 02381 032367 or email

We will contact you via NHS Jobs if you are shortlisted for interview.Candidates selected for interview will be contacted before the given interview date; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders. Please be advised that we may choose to close adverts early should we receive a high number of applications.

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation - guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.
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