Business Administration Apprentice (Level 2/Intermediate)

Expiring today

Maidstone, Kent
£5.00 per hour
24 May 2019
24 Jun 2019
Start Date

Employer Description

Cutbush and Corrall Charity was established in 1865 to provide almshouse accommodation.  The Charity now has 149 self-contained properties in and around Maidstone.  Many of the Charity’s properties are of historic interest.

The Charity provides affordable accommodation for older people who would otherwise find it difficult to meet their housing needs.


Vacancy Description

The apprentice will be joining a small team that are committed to providing high quality and supportive services to almshouse residents.  The post holder will undertake a wide range of activities including:

  • finance and administration
  • general office duties
  • customer (resident) service
  • organising and facilitating social activities

The Business Administration Apprentice will work alongside colleagues to learn how to undertake a range of duties including:

General administration duties:

  • Answering and responding to incoming phone calls
  • Maintaining office supplies
  • Preparation of correspondence (Microsoft Word & Outlook)
  • Updating Access database
  • Undertaking basic Health & Safety checks and maintaining appropriate records
  • Note taking and filing

Finance duties:

  • Maintaining petty cash
  • Reconciling cash income & expenditure
  • Credit Control duties
  • Accruals & Prepayments
  • Banking
  • Use of Microsoft Excel

Customer service duties:

  • Dealing with resident issues face to face and on the phone
  • Use of Microsoft Publisher (preparing promotional material)
  • Organising and facilitating social activities
  • Preparing rooms for activities (including cleaning)
  • Encouraging participation

Other duties:

  • Walking between sites
  • Supporting colleagues in their duties
  • Other reasonable duties


£5.00 per hour



35 hours per week

9am to 5pm

Monday to Friday with 1 hour lunch


Skills Required

  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Experience of talking to people of different backgrounds and ages
  • Volunteering experience would be beneficial

Personal Qualities

  • Good communication skills
  • Willingness to help others
  • Ability to work independently using own initiative
  • Flexible and adaptable approach
  • A positive attitude
  • A willingness to learn and develop
  • Punctual and reliable

Qualifications Required

Ideally, a minimum of 4 GCSEs level 4/grade C and above including Maths, English and ICT (or equivalent)


Training Provided

On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Standard – consisting of the Intermediate NVQ Level, Technical Certificate and Functional Skills if appropriate.

Regular work based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards.


Important Information

The employer has asked that you do not contact them direct. Doing so could jeopardise your application. You will be responsible for your travel expenses to and from your place of work. Therefore, you must have the means to get to your place of work on a daily basis whilst waiting for your first wages to be paid.

KT&A: Kent Training & Apprenticeships are part of Kent County Council and are a leading training organisation with nearly 30 years successful experience. KT&A specialise in high quality work-based training, delivered by qualified staff with personal experience of working in the skill area they teach.

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