Apprentice Administrative Assistant
Within Social Care and Support, we firmly believe in putting people first. Our work includes delivery of duties in arranging social care and support services for vulnerable people and their families with eligible needs and facilitating protection when needed e.g. safeguarding and mental health related responsibilities.
The teams comprise of Admin Staff, Social Workers, Community Care Workers, Occupational Therapists and Operational Managers.
It's a busy, customer serving role where no two days are ever the same, and we can provide the perfect environment for you to begin your career as a Business Administration Apprentice.
37.0 Hours per Week
This is a fixed term contract for 15 months.
Joining our team you’ll be responsible for providing accurate general administrative and routine financial duties as well as answering the phones and greeting customers and visitors to our department. You’ll be assisting with organising meetings; taking minutes; diary management; sorting and distributing the post as well as updating our databases.
In addition you’ll be undertaking work in different locations across the county to help the wider team as required.
You will also be undertaking a Business Administration qualification. The qualification will launch your career as a business professional and enable you to step up into a huge variety of different roles upon completion, as the transferable skills you acquire from this apprenticeship are the glue that holds businesses together and will be indispensable to you for the rest of your career.
Warwickshire County Council provides a top class apprenticeship scheme – we are very proud to be one of the National Apprenticeships Service’s Top 100 Apprentice Employers, and we were nominated for Best Apprenticeship Scheme at the 2014 Training Journal Awards, the 2015 PPMA Excellence in People Management Awards, and the 2016 CIPD Awards. You’ll be joining an organisation that supports not just Apprentices, but all of our staff, to be the best we can be and provide excellent services for the people of Warwickshire. As an Apprentice with us you’ll get real work experience, a dedicated work place mentor, and many training opportunities in order to give you all the skills and competencies required to be retained upon completion of the Apprenticeship.
To be successful in this role you’ll need good literacy, numeracy and administrative skills with the ability to analyse information to solve general queries as well as good IT skills including Word and Excel. As you’ll be managing a variety of relationships with different stakeholders, it’s important you have good communication skills and can to work within a team and on your own initiative. Good planning and organising skills, used to working under pressure to meet deadlines; resilient and used to handling confidential information is also required. In addition you’ll have strong attention to detail and be flexible to travel to other locations across the county to undertake work as and when required.
Another important requirement is that you can travel to Bedworth, where this job will be based. Travel to work is not something that we can support you with, so please consider how you will get to work each day before applying.
For a full list of key requirements for this vacancy, please see the attached job description and personal specification.
Additional Information & How to apply
For further information about the role please contact Dan Nash on firstname.lastname@example.org
Apprenticeship Pay Scale from 1 October 2016:
Point 1 = £4.00 an hour, £148.00 a week, £7,717.14 a year – initial salary for all new starters for the first 12 months of the apprenticeship
Progression of pay after 12 months are complete as follows:
Point 2 = £5:55 an hour, £205.35 a week, £10,707.54 a year - completed 12 months and aged 19 - 20
Point 3 = £6.95 an hour, £257.19 a week, £13,408.54 a year - completed 12 months and aged 21 - 24
Point 4 = £7.20 an hour, £266.40 a week, £13,891.00 a year – completed 12 months and aged 25+
This apprenticeship is intended to begin in April/May 2017. Please ensure you make us aware in your application if you are currently in full time education, e.g. doing GCSE’s, A Levels, or a college course. If you are not currently in full time education, then if you are the successful candidate we will start you as soon you are ready, pending successful completion of pre-employment checks.
The Training Provider for this apprenticeship is Heart of England Training.
Please note: Apprenticeships are NOT open to applicants who already have a degree / HND / HNC or other qualifications at level 4 or above. Please do not apply if you have a higher education qualification.
Our method of application is online. If you are unable to apply using the 'Apply for this job' link please contact the Recruitment Centre.
You will be notified of our shortlisting decision via email, so please check your email and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.
Please note that all applications must be received on an application form. We do not accept CV's and do not keep CV's on file unless part of an application.
Closing Date - 12th March
Interviews - TBCSupporting documents
Job Description & Person Specification