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Job Title : Office Apprentice
Employer : Bedford Borough Council
Location : Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 9AP
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Sector : Admin/ Office / HR
Vacancy Reference : VAC-11779
Brief Description : To support the PA to Chief Executive & Senior Business Management Support Officer and Business Management Support Officers to deliver a comprehensive administrative support to the Management Team of Bedford Borough Council.

 

Qualifications Required : You will need a minimum of four GCSEs or equivalent grade A*-C/9-4, including English and maths.
Vacancy Detail : To support the PA to Chief Executive & Senior Business Management Support Officer and Business Management Support Officers to deliver a comprehensive administrative support to the Management Team of Bedford Borough Council.

Main duties will include:
- Making teas/coffees for guests
- Meet and greet guests for Management Team
- Undertake administrative duties for the PA to Chief Executive & Senior Business Management Support Officer and Business Management Support Officers

There will be a one week trial period before an official offer is made to the successful candidate.
Positions Available : 1
Working Week : 37 hours per week
Salary : £160.00 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 07/07/2019
Possible Start Date : 05/08/2019
Personal Qualities : - Demonstrate a willingness to learn
- Honesty and openness
Skills Required : - Good number skills and clear written communication skills (ie ability to carry out basic calculations and produce clear and accurate written work)
- Demonstrate an interest in administrative support work
- Motivation and commitment to gain a qualification
- Ability to communicate with people in a friendly and helpful way
- A desire to provide good customer care
Future Prospects : The potential to take up a post of a Business Management Support Officer
Training to be Provided : Business Administrator Level 3 Apprenticeship plus Level 2 Fuctional Skills in maths and English (if required) and Level 2 Functional Skills in ICT. You will also study a range of topics including: IT, Record and document production, Decision making, Planning and organisation, Project management, Policies, Relevant regulations, Stakeholders, Processes and external environment factors.
Other Information : There will be a one week trial period before an official offer is made to the successful candidate.
PLEASE NOTE: even if you have been in for an initial interview with the Apprenticeship Recruitment Team at Bedford College, we will need to see you face-to-face again for this specific vacancy.

The National Minimum Wage (NMW)
£8.21 per hour (if 25 or over)
£7.70 per hour (if aged 21 to 24 years)
£6.15 per hour (if aged 18 – 20 years)
£4.35 per hour (if under 18 years but above the compulsory school age)

Candidates must attend an initial interview with a member of the Bedford College Apprenticeship Recruitment Team and complete an online Maths and English test which will be sent out prior to your initial interview if you meet the entry criteria. Please note this is part of the recruitment process and must be completed in order for your application to be progressed to the next stage.
Things to consider : You will display an enthusiasm to learn and develop in this unique role. This means that you could be attending important meeting one day and making coffee for the Chief Executive’s visitors the next day. This is why you must be reliable and punctual and able to demonstrate an adaptable and flexible approach to work.
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