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Apprentice Administrator

NHS England Apprenticeships
Competitive salary
Closing date
2 Apr 2023

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Job summary

We are looking for an apprentice to join us as an Administrator in the Leicester Diabetes Centre Team at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.

The Diabetes Research Department is a busy unit, undertaking a wide range of commercial and non-commercial research projects which aim to improve diabetes care through the promotion and development of research excellence.

We are looking for a highly motivated, hard-working, and enthusiastic candidate to join us to provide a high standard of clerical and administrative duties in a very busy research department.

The Post holder will be expected to provide support to the Senior Management Team with all administrative tasks related to that role.

This is a full time post, based at Leicester General Hospital. You will be given time for your learning to achieve a level 3 qualification in Business Administration and will be supported by a very experienced Apprenticeship Development team. For more information about undertaking a level 3 Business Administration apprenticeship in our Trust please see this video:

To qualify for the apprenticeship role the minimum criteria is:-
  • You must have GCSE in English and Maths
  • Have not completed an apprenticeship at the same level and sector in the past.
  • You do not have a Degree in a similar or same subject

Main duties of the job

Duties will include assisting and supporting the personal assistants to the senior management team, maintaining electronic diaries, minute taking, updating and maintaining spreadsheets and databases, organising and preparing for events, liaising with external organisations and institutions, maintaining audit logs, setting up meetings with external stakeholders, filing, photocopying, answering telephone queries, printing communications, maintaining publication records accurately on internal and external websites in addition to general administrative duties.

The post holder will liaise with all grades of staff in a multi-disciplinary department; therefore, the ability to communicate clearly, calmly, and effectively with a broad range of people, especially on the telephone, is essential.

The successful candidate will have excellent keyboard skills, be advanced at being able to use a range of Microsoft Office applications, can manage their own time and prioritise their own workload with a willingness to develop their skills. Organisational skills and the ability to work both on your own and as part of a team are essential. This post requires flexibility and the ability to work under pressure whilst maintaining accuracy and attention to detail.

About us

We are one of the biggest and busiest NHS trusts in the country, incorporating the General, Glenfield and Royal Infirmary hospitals. We have our very own Children's Hospital and run one of the country's leading heart centres.

Our team is made up of more than 17,000 staff providing a range of services primarily for the one million residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

We work with partners at the University of Leicester and De Montfort University providing world-class teaching to nurture and develop the next generation of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, many of whom go on to spend their working lives with us.

Our purpose is to provide 'Caring at its best' and our staff have helped us create a set of values that embody who we are and what we're here to do. They are:

o We focus on what matters most

o We treat others how we would like to be treated

o We are passionate and creative in our work

o We do what we say we are going to do

o We are one team and we are best when we work together

Our patients are at the heart of all we do and we believe that 'Caring at its best' is not just about the treatments and services we provide, but about giving our patients the best possible experience.

About the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (

Date posted

20 March 2023

Pay scheme



£9,379 a year per annum / £180.38 per week




16 months

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Job locations

Leicester General Hospital

Gwendolen Road




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