Business Apprentice

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 28/10/2018 23:59
£136.90 per week (NMW in second year for 19+)
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Employment Location:
You will be based at Crook Civic Centre, however, you may be required to work at any Durham County Council location according to service needs.
Post Number:
CYPS/18/333, V3829 and C1387
Closing date:
28 Oct
Further Information

Children and Young People's Service
Adult Learning and Skills

Post: Business Apprentice
Salary: £136.90 per week (NMW in second year for 19+)

Vacancy Reference: CYPS/18/333

Temporary until 31st July 2020.

We are seeking two Business Apprentices who can develop skills to provide administrative support to staff within the Adult Learning and Skills Service so that the programme operates effectively and efficiently.

The post holder will be accountable to the Administration Co-Ordinator and will be supported and mentored to develop in the role by the team. The Apprentice will establish good working relationships with a range of internal and external colleagues and partners.

The successful candidate will develop the necessary skills and work proactively to support the team and service delivery by:
• data input into the MI system
• data quality checking
• receiving visitors and referring to appropriate colleagues
• receiving and signing in course paperwork
• answering telephones and accurately recording and communicating messages
• working with Microsoft Office packages (e.g., Excel and Word)
• updating and maintaining databases, electronic and paper-based filing systems and photocopying
• dispatching and receiving/opening post and other material and ensuring prompt dispatch to appropriate staff.

Desired qualifications: Hold or have the ability/willingness to work towards and achieve before the end of the apprenticeship, GCSEs in Maths and English (A-C) or equivalent qualifications in the subjects at level 2.

For further information regarding this post please contact Lorraine Pirt on 03000 264468 or email

It is anticipated that interviews will be held on 16th November 2018.

Apply on-line or for further assistance contact the HR Operations & Data Team on Telephone: 03000 267247 (24hr answerphone). Email:

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK’ as you will not be notified by any other means.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.