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Apprentice (Business Administration)
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/3204/18740
  • Published: Wed 17/11/2021, 10:56 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 05/12/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £15,158 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Reigate

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Apprentice (Business Administration)

Business Administration Apprentice - Level 3 (2 roles available)

The starting salary for this role is £15,158 per annum for 36 hours per week based at either Woodhatch Place (Reigate) or Dakota (Weybridge). 

Our Apprenticeship scheme offers a valuable opportunity for you to gain professional experience, get excellent training, meet new people and earn a salary. You will gain the skills and training to be part of a recognised professional role that really makes things happen for the people in Surrey, whilst receiving guidance and career support every step of the way.

We are looking for fresh new talent from all walks of life who can flourish with us here at Surrey. We’re not focused on your qualifications or work experience, but on whether you have drive, commitment and ideas. We have already had a large number of apprentices successfully complete our scheme and many have gone on to secure roles within the Council.

A great opportunity has arisen for two energetic apprentices to join the Democratic Services Team within at Surrey County Council. One role (based at Woodhatch Place) will be part of the Service Support Team within Democratic Services, supporting members and officers in their roles. The second role (based at Dakota) will be part of the Appeals Team within Democratic Services, supporting the organisation of appeals and hearings for school admissions, exclusions and school transport.

You get the opportunity to support and work alongside all of the colleagues within the Democratic Services Team and, as well as receiving guidance and support from a fun and friendly team, you will have a buddy network of like-minded apprentices to lean on. This is a varied role and you will have the chance to make it your own, whilst we will provide you with all the knowledge and training you require to be successful. The work you do will reinforce your learning, providing evidence based experiences to support your qualification.

To be considered for shortlisting, you will be able to evidence in your application:

  • Great attitude and passionate about making a difference
  • Commitment and willingness to learn
  • Basic IT Skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to organise and prioritise your time and workload

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 05/12/2021.

Interviews will take place on week commencing 13/12/2021.

This is a 15/18-month fixed term contract and you will get 26 days paid annual leave. You will be fully supported and mentored through your apprenticeship and will be given time, whilst at work, to complete your course work with a dedicated assessor.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact:

Anna Miller - Support Services Manager (Woodhatch based role) on 07816 096706 or by e-mail at


Angela Bridgman - Appeals Manager (Dakota based role) on 020 8541 9029 or by e-mail at

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.


From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 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.

Our Commitment

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.