Business Administration Apprentice

Shire Hall, Warwick, CV34 4RL
£8,108 - £15,116 per annum
26 Sep 2018
23 Oct 2018
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College / Uni not right for you?

How about starting your career at Warwickshire County Council?

Are you looking to start a career in Business Administration?  We are keen to take on an Apprentice to learn the foundations of supporting IT projects. The successful applicant will work in our ICT Project Management Office at Shire Hall in Warwick. The role is exciting and diverse - no two days are the same.

If you are interested, here are 7 good reasons to start your Apprenticeship with us:-

  • Warwickshire County Council provides a top class apprenticeship scheme
  • It’s a real alternative to College / University
  • You will earn while you learn
  • You’ll get real work experience
  • With excellent learning opportunities
  • It will improve your prospects
  • And be a perfect start to your career

37.0 Hours per Week

Fixed term contract for 18 months

Role responsibilities will include:

    To support and assist with projects/programmes by producing project documentation, organising and supporting meetings and events and providing administrative support To assist in the management and maintenance of project/programme standards, including documentation, filing structures, version control and standard templates To deliver and coordinate general project management tasks that ensure efficient working practices To collect, collate, analyse and report data relating to projects/programmes To support and assist with customer and stakeholder engagement by preparing and monitoring communications plans and helping to arrange customer/stakeholder workshops and co-production events.

Key Requirements

    A minimum of five GCSE's at grade A* - C / 9 - 4, or equivalent, in English and Maths Good IT skills (Word processing and Internet) Ability to maintain, update and analyse data Good time management, organisational skills and ability to work under own initiative Excellent communication skills, both verbal and in writing

Another important requirement is that you can travel to Warwick, 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 Person Specification.

Additional Information & How to Apply

For further information about apprenticeships see the extra information document attached or contact: Dan Nash, Apprenticeship Hub Manager,

Contact details for role enquiries: Jane Tarver, IT Projects Team Manager,

Closing Date: 21st October 2018

Interview Date: 6th November 2018

If you are the successful candidate we will start you as soon you are ready, pending successful completion of pre-employment checks.

Applications for this vacancy must be submitted through an online application form, via the "Apply for job" tab below. CV's will not be counted as a valid method of application. Please ensure that you include in your application a supporting statement, detailing how you meet each of the essential criteria detailed in the Job Description and Person Specification attached below. Failure to do this may preclude us from offering you an interview.

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 workplace mentor, and many training opportunities in order to give you all the skills and competencies required to be retained upon completion of the Apprenticeship.

This Business Administration apprenticeship, will support and enable you to work effectively in a business environment. Several Warwickshire County Council apprentices have undertaken the Business Administration apprenticeship and are now in permanent jobs in areas like Finance, Human Resources, Community Support, Children's Services and Public Health; and they earned those opportunities by taking part in a wide field of knowledge and experiences. 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!

Apprenticeship Pay Scale from 1 April 2018:

Point 1 = £155.40 per week, £4.20 per hour, £8,108.55 per annum – 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 = £218.30 per week, £5.90 per hour, £11,390.58 per annum - completed 12 months and aged 19 - 20

Point 3 = £273.06 per week, £7.38 per hour, £14,247.88 per annum - completed 12 months and aged 21 – 24

Point 4 = £289.71 per week, £7.83 per hour, £15,116.66 per annum – completed 12 months and aged 25+

All Level 2 and Level 3 Apprentices start at Point 1.

You reach Point 2 if aged 19 or above and have completed 12 months of the apprenticeship.

You reach Point 3 if aged 21 or above and have completed 12 months of the apprenticeship.

You reach Point 4 if aged 25 or above and have completed 12 months of the apprenticeship.

The Training Provider for this apprenticeship is Heart of England Training and all training will be delivered in the workplace.

Please note: This apprenticeship is NOT open to applicants who already have a qualification at Level 3 or above in Business Administration - the undertaking of any apprenticeship must be considered as new learning for the individual. Applicants with qualifications in other subject areas, even at higher education/degree level, are eligible and welcome to apply.

For further information about the apprenticeship scheme please contact: Dan Nash, Apprenticeship Hub Manager,

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Job Description and Person Specification

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