Business Support Apprentice (multiple roles available)

Kingston Upon Thames (City/Town), London (Greater)
£9951 - £12,579
22 May 2019
16 Jun 2019
Start Date
12-18 months

Business Support Apprentice (multiple roles available)
Salary - Dependent on apprenticeship level (Level 2 is for 12 months and starting salary of £9951, level 3 is for 18 months and starting salary of £12,579 per annum) 
Working Location (main office): Guildhall, Kingston 
Contract Length: 12-18 months 
Hours - Full-time, 36 hours per week (20% study time) 
Apprenticeship framework/standard - Business and Administration Level 2 / Business and Administration Level 3 Business Administrator Level 3

About our apprenticeship scheme 
We are looking for hard-working, motivated and enthusiastic people to join our apprenticeship scheme. Regardless of your age, previous experience or qualifications (although you must be at least 16 years of age and not in full-time education), we’re welcoming applications from those that show potential, determination and a drive to succeed. 

In return we can give you the opportunity to kick-start your career under the management of our skilled and experienced staff, whilst earning, learning and achieving nationally recognised qualifications at the same time. 

About the role 
We have a new and exciting apprenticeship opportunity within our Business Support Service. In this role you will work flexibly on a variety of tasks within the team and across the service as necessary. You will provide comprehensive administrative support on a range of activities. This may include supporting our housing tenants with their request for housing repairs, processing hospital discharges, working in our Print Unit, or managing a whole range of requests that come in to us via our inboxes. You may also provide support to meetings/events, assist with finance tasks and help us continue on our journey to improve our processes and ways of working. 

About you 
We’re looking for someone with excellent communication skills, good IT skills, good attention to detail, enthusiasm and an eagerness to learn. 

Please note, in order to qualify for apprenticeship funding and be considered for this post you must meet the following criteria: 

  • Hold a GCSE level C/equivalent in Maths and English and be able to present original qualification certificates - if you do not hold these qualifications/certificates you must be committed to complete these via functional skills assessments as part of the apprenticeship.
  • Only apply for an apprenticeship unrelated to any qualifications they hold at the same or higher level than the apprenticeship they wish to apply for. The apprenticeship being applied for must be unrelated in subject and content from the qualification already held. 
  • Not be enrolled on another funded apprenticeship or another funded further education or higher education programme at the time you start your new apprenticeship. 
  • Have the right to work and study in England and be one of the following: 
  1. A citizen of a country within the European Economic Area (EEA) or have the right to abode in the UK and have been resident in the EEA for at least the previous three years on the first day of your apprenticeship. 
  2. A non-EEA citizen with permission from the UK government to live in the UK, (not for educational purposes) and have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least the previous three years before the start of learning.

Our offer 
Our apprenticeships are offered on a minimum contract duration of 12 months (some are longer depending on the level of apprenticeship you undertake), offer 23 days paid annual leave, access to our staff benefits (including discounts at local shops, restaurants and attractions), and a minimum starting salary of: 

  • £9951 per annum for level 2 apprenticeships (equivalent to 5 GCSE passes) 
  • £12,579 per annum for level 3 apprenticeships (equivalent to 2 A Level passes). 

In addition there are further discounts available to apprentices and more information can be found at the Apprentice Extra website and Apprenticeship Connect website. We’re extremely proud of our apprenticeship scheme and the achievements of our apprentices, many of whom have secured permanent employment with the Council and continue to excel in their careers.     

There has never been a better time to undertake an apprenticeship! To register your interest please apply online by submitting your current CV and a short supporting statement outlining what skills, abilities and experience you can bring which makes you an ideal candidate for this role and our apprenticeship scheme. 

Please refer to the Job Profile when completing your supporting statement. 

More information about apprenticeships can be found on the National Apprenticeship website.

Closing date - 16 June 2019 
Interview date - 27 June 2019 (We may also hold brief telephone interviews in advance of the interview) 

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