Administration Support Apprentice (Libraries and Cultural Services)

Sutton, London (Greater)
£9951 - £12,579 per annum
03 Jul 2019
29 Jul 2019
Start Date
12-18 months

Administration Support Apprentice (Libraries and Cultural Services)
Salary - £9951 per annum for level 2 / £12,579 for level 3
Contract status - Fixed-term for 12 months for level 2 / Fixed-term for 18 months for level 3
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 Cultural Services which covers Libraries, Heritage and Arts. In this role you will be responsible for providing administration support to enquiries from customers and carrying out a range of tasks including supporting meetings, communication and marketing plans and assisting with a variety of cultural events across the borough. This role will play a significant part in supporting the London Library Consortium made up of 16 London boroughs with LBS being the Lead Authority. 

About you
We’re looking for someone who is keen to support delivering excellent customer care and you’ll be an excellent communicator. You will need to be able to use ICT systems and have an attention to detail. Good organisation skills, enthusiasm and eagerness to learn are great attributes for this role. There will be a need to travel outside of the borough to support London Library Consortium meetings and you will need to be flexible as some evening and weekend working, with notice, will be required. 

Please note, in order to qualify for apprenticeship funding 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 online staff benefits portal (including discounts at local and national 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)

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.

In addition there are further discounts available to apprentices and more information can be found at the Apprentice Extra website and Apprenticeship Connect website. 

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.

Job profile - click here to view/download

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

Closing date for applications - Sunday 28th July 2019
Interview date - To be confirmed

Sutton Council is a Disability Confident Employer.

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