Business Administration Apprentice
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/1056/6715
  • Published: Thu 16/01/2020, 12:30 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 23/02/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £11,117.60 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: County Hall, Penryhn Road, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 2DN., Surrey

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Business Administration Apprentice


This is an 18 month fixed term contract, 36 hours per week with 24 days annual leave. You will be working towards gaining a Level 3 Business Administrator qualification and you will be fully supported and mentored throughout your apprenticeship.

About the role

We are looking for a friendly, professional and customer focused individual to join our Business Support Team; who provide a responsive administration service to the officers of Democratic Services and all 81 County Councillors.

To support your apprenticeship learning objectives, you will be given responsibility for tasks and processes that will develop your skills in IT, decision making, planning, organisation, project management, communications and document management and production. You will use a range of technology to support and webcast meetings, create and edit webpages and support councillors with using their computers: Training on our systems will be provided but an aptitude for IT, with the ability to develop your own abilities and help others, is essential.

This is an entry level position where previous business administration experience is not required. Instead we are looking for the right person with a can-do attitude, the desire to learn and the confidence to speak to people from all walks of life. 

To be considered for shortlisting, your CV and covering statement should evidence:

  • An adaptable, solution focused, problem-solving, attitude
  • Commitment and willingness to learn
  • Basic IT Skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to organise and prioritise your time and workload

Prior qualifications are not essential, but if you have not already achieved Level 2 (GCSE) in English and Maths, you will be required to undertake functional skills training alongside your apprenticeship.

For more information, please see the full job description attached at the bottom of this page.

For more details about the qualification please refer to:

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For an informal discussion please contact Elliot Sinclair by email on

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The job advert closes at 23:59 on Sunday 23 February and successful applicants will be invited to an interview held on Monday 2 March at Quadrant Court, 35 Guildford Road, Woking, GU22 7QQ.

The role is currently based at Surrey County Council, County Hall, Kingston-Upon-Thames (KT1 2DN) but it will move to Woking (GU21 6LQ) as part of the relocation of County Hall.

You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided. Please note, we do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed online application form.

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