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Apprentice Business Administration

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 16/06/2019 23:59
£8,392 - £15,839 Annually (dependent on age)
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
Job Category:
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Various across the Borough of Stockton-on Tees

Job details 

Closing date:
16 Jun

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This job is closed for applications.

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We are looking for motivated, enthusiastic people to join us on an apprenticeship programme. If you're looking for the opportunity to follow a stimulating and rewarding career in Business Administration, come and work with us as a Business Administration Apprentice, studying for either a Level 2 or Level 3 qualification (based on previous experience and qualifications). We have a number of exciting opportunities in our Corporate Administration Service delivering support across various locations including Central Stockton, Hardwick, Thornaby and Billingham.

About Us:
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council is a successful and award winning Council who employ over 3,000 employees in a vast range or job roles across many different services in the Borough of Stockton-on-Tees.

At SBC we truly value our Apprentices. We recognise that Apprenticeships help us identify new talent, build new skills in our workforce and increase diversity in the workplace. Apprenticeship help us to develop our future skills, to enable us to deliver our ambitious plans whilst also assisting in shaping the apprentice’s future.

Job Description:
Administration is a great starting point to provide you with the foundations for your career in a number of areas. As a Business Administration Apprentice in the Corporate Administration Service, you will gain valuable and varied experience providing professional administrative support across a number of service areas and within different multi-skilled teams. Duties will vary depending on which team you work in, but may include updating and maintaining records, file management, minute taking of meetings, answering telephone queries, contacting clients, marketing activities, computer work, filing, printing, photocopying, and postal duties.

Essential Requirements:
All candidates are required to meet the essential requirements set out below. Please address in your application how you meet the following:

• Experience working as part of a team (this could be in a sporting, educational, work or social setting) as well as demonstrating use of own initiative
• Committed to providing excellent customer service
• Excellent IT Skills – Microsoft Office (Word & Excel)
• Excellent Communication and Interpersonal skills
• Good attention to detail
• Ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English
• Demonstrates the behaviours which underpin the Council’s Culture Statement

Due to the sensitive nature of some of the work of our Specialist Teams, successful applicants for those posts will also need to have a mature outlook and approach, understand the importance of confidentiality and be able to demonstrate emotional resilience.

You must not hold an existing qualification at the same or higher level as this apprenticeship in a similar subject

Functional Skills (Level 2 / GCSE) in English, Maths and ICT are not essential, but may be required prior to completion of the apprenticeship

Appointment will be subject to the following pre-employment checks:
• Medical Check
• Satisfactory reference

Apprenticeship Qualification:
You will be given appropriate paid time off work to attend College and work towards completion of your apprenticeship qualification.

Qualification: Business Administration – Level 2 or Level 3 (depending on experience and previous qualifications)

Training Provider: Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council - Learning & Skills

Future Prospects:
Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, there may be the opportunity to undertake a higher level apprenticeship qualification and the potential to secure a position within the Council for the right candidate to grow within the organisation.

How to Apply:
Please complete our Apprenticeship application form, and submit this to apprenticeships@stockton.gov.uk no later than the closing date of Sunday 16th June 2019.

Please ensure you refer to the essential requirements outlined in the advert, Job Description and Person Specification when completing the personal statement on your application, as this information will be used to shortlist candidates for the next stage of selection

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