Business Support Apprentice

WhiteHat Group
18804.00 - 19804.00 GBP Annual
30 Oct 2019
21 Nov 2019
Start Date

An apprenticeship with Westminster City Council and WhiteHat is designed to give you a real insight into local government and get your career off to a great start. We are looking to appoint 15 Business Support Apprentices - 10 will have the opportunity to work in a range of different departments across the council and 5 will be based within Children's Services.

Note: assessment days will take place on October 2019 for a January 2020 start. This role is open to applicants outside of London - if you are based outside of the M25 and willing to relocate or live within a reasonable commuting distance, please email us providing us with more information regarding this.

A typical day:

During your time with us, you will get the opportunity to work in four placements across a range of Westminster services. These placements will provide an opportunity to experience the full range of business support responsibilities.

  • Managing a range of customer queries, enquiries and directing to appropriate officers
  • Preparing for a range of meetings and events including venue booking, minute taking and delegate management
  • Entering and maintaining data relating to staff and customers, and storing documents securely, using relevant IT systems
  • Managing financial administration, including processing orders and invoices
  • Preparing reports, presentations and other documents to support the delivery of the service
  • Working on projects and initiatives ensuring successful completion
  • Being an apprentice ambassador for the Council promoting apprenticeships internally and externally

What makes a good candidate?

  • You are innovative and seek to grow and develop
  • You build excellent working relationships with people from all backgrounds and walks of life
  • You use your initiative, are proactive and take the lead
  • You have fantastic communication skills and adapt your style depending on your audience
  • You are organised, manage your time effectively and meet targets
  • You have an eye for detail and use IT systems to a high standard
  • You are interested in working for a council and with our community
  • Residents without a A-C in GCSE English or Maths will be supported by Westminster City Council to achieve Functional Skills awards which will enable access to this programme at a later stage

Entry requirements:

  • Five GCSE grades C - A* (or 4-9), including Maths and English


  • Mentor scheme
  • Social events
  • Volunteering
  • Amazing location
  • Flexible working hours
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Discounts
  • WhiteHat community
  • Pension

Working hours:

9am - 5:30pm

Included in qualification:

  1. Training on the 18+ month Standard Level 3 Business Administrator (BA3) apprenticeship.
  2. Being a WhiteHat apprentice means access to awesome social events, sports teams, insight/career days with other apprentices to grow your network, as well as your own personal Coach who will guide you through the qualification to help you achieve your full potential.
  3. As part of your WhiteHat Apprenticeship, you will have access to our Future Leaders Foundation modules to develop 6 key competencies, underpinned by well-being, self-awareness, motivation, conscientiousness, effectiveness and grit.

What's next:

After your Business Administration apprenticeship progress into HR, Recruitment, Sales, Marketing & PR, Real Estate, Personal Assistant, Office Management, Business Management. Most of the above can be completed in a higher-level qualification.

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