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Apprentice Administrative Assistant

NHS England Apprenticeships
Competitive salary
Closing date
10 Jun 2023

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Job summary

We are seeking 4 highly motivated, hard-working, forward thinking individuals who are interested in learning about the purchasing of goods and services for our Hospitals whilst gaining valuable business administration skills.

This is a great opportunity to learn how the Trust purchases goods and services that enable our hospitals to function and operate whilst ensuring we buy the right products, at the right price in a timely and compliant way whilst achieving the best possible value.

Working as part of the procurement team based at County Hall, Glenfield, you will have the opportunity to develop skills that help provide a comprehensive and effective administration service as well as gaining an insight into the provision of administration in the NHS whilst studying towards the level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship.

Our Commitment to you is to help you gain a qualification in Health & Social Care/Business Administration or Customer Service (Dependent on which speciality you apply for) within a 16 month contract. Hours of work will be 37.5 hours per week with a salary of p/w.

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

As part of the apprentice scheme you will have study days which will be discussed at the recruitment day.

Main duties of the job

As an administration apprentice you will given the knowledge and skills to perform a variety of administration and clerical tasks to support the procurement teams. You will be involved in using the different types of systems , processes and procedures that support the purchasing of the products and services.

The main duties include :
  • Liaise with suppliers by email or telephone
  • Enter and update information on to the contracts database
  • Run and analyse supplier usage reports
  • Help in processing orders
  • Set up paperwork for products to be added to the internal catalogue

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:

We focus on what matters most

We treat others how we would like to be treated

We are passionate and creative in our work

We do what we say we are going to do

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

22 May 2023

Pay scheme



£9,405 a year Per Annum




16 months

Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Room G60, c/o Leicestershire County Council





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