Apprentice Office Administrator

Ramsgate, Kent
£156 per week
17 Apr 2019
15 May 2019
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Employer Description

At Blanchard’s Inheritance Recovery we specialise in Genealogy, Probate Research and Beneficiary tracing, which is more commonly known as the BBC programme inspired term ‘Heir Hunting’.

We have a team of dedicated researchers, based in the South East of England, who together have traced thousands of missing heirs around the world, as well as tracking down lost documents and assets, estate distribution and many other probate services available to both the legal and public sectors.

Tracing heirs is our forte; our task is to establish bloodline connections to the deceased using genealogy and thereafter to trace the beneficiaries using open source research, various databases and an array of resources, some unavailable to the general public.

Description of Vacancy 
A truly unique and exciting opportunity has arisen for an apprentice to join Blanchard’s Inheritance in Margate as an office administrator.

Working within a close-knit and supportive team this is the perfect opportunity for somebody looking to develop their skills in administration. Your duties will be varied and the nature of the work will intrigue you; playing your part in the organisation’s fascinating work to trace long lost and missing heirs to unclaimed estates.

You will receive full training and there is scope for your role within the company to evolve. Don’t miss out – apply to this rare opportunity whilst it’s available!

The Apprentice Office Administrator will carry out a range of administrative, research and customer service based tasks. These will include the following:

– Researching online databases
– Writing letters and e-mails
– Compiling and filing contract packs
– Answering and making telephone calls
– Basic genealogical tasks
– Ordering official documents

£156 per week

40 working hours per week.

Monday – Friday 9-5 (includes a one hour PAID lunch break)

In addition all employees will be rostered to work one Saturday every 6 weeks, though this will not be for a full day and the time worked will be claimed back during the working week.

Skills Required
The successful applicant should be computer literate and have some experience of using Microsoft Office.

Personal Qualities
The successful applicant should be a good team player

Qualifications Required 
Minimum Grade D/3 GCSE (or equivalent) in Maths

Training Provided
On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Framework – consisting of the Intermediate NVQ Level, Technical Certificate and Functional Skills if appropriate.

Regular work based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards

Additional Detail

As of 1st April 2019, the NMW for Apprentices is £3.90 per hour. This applies to 16 - 18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the Apprentice National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent in training.

Important Information 
The employer has asked that you do not contact them direct. Doing so could jeopardise your application. You will be responsible for your travel expenses to and from your place of work. Therefore, you must have the means to get to your place of work on a daily basis whilst waiting for your first wages to be paid.

KT&A: Kent Training & Apprenticeships are part of Kent County Council and are a leading training organisation with nearly 30 years successful experience. KT&A specialise in high quality work-based training, delivered by qualified staff with personal experience of working in the skill area they teach.

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