Business Administration Apprentice (DSO Building Management)

Northfleet, Gravesend
08 Aug 2019
05 Sep 2019
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

DSO Building Maintenance, within Gravesham Borough Council, provides a repairs and maintenance service to the council’s tenants.

Vacancy Description
Administrators play a crucial role in the council by handling day-to-day tasks and making sure the office runs smoothly and this sort of work requires a strong sense of responsibility, accuracy and attention to detail. The Apprenticeship programme allows you to learn the key skills required to succeed in this role and lets you put your skills into practice in a real working environment.

We are looking for an apprentice to join our team where you can earn £136.00 a week, as well as gain a qualification whilst you work. The Apprenticeship will be working within our busy DSO Building Management who look after the council’s housing stock.

Administrative and clerical support

To provide a range of administrative duties to support the on-going development of the repairs service.

To respond to routine correspondence and enquiries from members of the public, suppliers, and other staff.

To deal with all customer contact effectively, and courteously, in line with the council’s policies and procedures.

To maintain manual and computerised systems including inputting data, keeping records, statistics, confidential and general filing systems as directed.

To organise meetings and events, ensuring that all necessary arrangements are made.

To research, prepare, print, photocopy and distribute documents

To undertake any other administration job related tasks as required

To be a part of corporate initiatives as required.

£144.30 per week

37 hours per week
Working Monday – Friday

Skills Required
Ability to carry out basic office skills 
Ability to follow set procedures routines 
Excellent IT skills 
Experience of using Microsoft Office 
Awareness of good customer service

Personal Qualities
Good telephone manner
Good team player
Good customer service skills

Qualifications Required
Willing to work to a NVQ Level 2/ 3 in Business Administration
Maths/ English GCSE A-C although not essential

Training Provided
On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Standard – 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.

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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