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Apprentice

Employer: Reading Borough Council

  • Reference: CSS0145
  • Published on: Fri 19/05/2017 08:00 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 01/06/2017 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 37 hours per week.
  • Salary: Apprentice allowance: £129.50 per week year one rising to National Minimum Wage year two
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Reading

Apprentice Entitlement & Assessment Team

Two year apprenticeship

We are looking for an Apprentice to join our Income & Assessment Team, which is part of our Customer Services Section. You will be providing routine administration to the Licensing, Consumer Protection and Environmental Health Service Teams. These teams cover taxi and premises licensing, trading standards, consumer protection and houses in multiple occupation. Your role will involve contacting customers and responding to a range of enquiries using a variety of channels (email, letters etc), in a positive and efficient manner.

Full training will be provided to help you gain confidence and experience in customer relations, learn how to use a variety of computer packages and systems and in general administration. You will need to be studying to gain an NVQ Level 2 in Business and Administration or Customer Service with an approved training provider as part of your apprenticeship.

You will need to be organised, self motivated and already have good basic IT skills and an ability to communicate clearly over the phone and in writing. You will also need to be numerate and prepared to contact customers to request payment of accounts.

If you would like to ask questions about this post before applying, please phone 0118 937 3762 or email or 0118 937 2610 or email:

Internal Reading Borough Council employees must login via Employee Self Service to apply. If you have not yet been issued with your Employee Self Service account, or you have any queries, please email with details.

Visit http://www.reading.gov.uk/jobsearch for more details on how to apply online. Alternatively, call the Recruitment Team on 0118 937 2039 (24 hour answerphone) quoting the job reference number and the job title of the post you are interested in.

Please do not send a CV: for the purposes of equal opportunities, we can only accept Reading Borough Council application forms.

An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be sought from the successful candidate.

Closing date: 1 June 2017

Interviews: w/c 12 June 2017

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