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Business Support Apprentice

  • Employer: Winchester City Council
  • Reference: WCC/23/254590
  • Published: Wed 13/09/2023, 15:58 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 01/10/2023, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Starting salary £17,082.75
  • DBS Check: No
  • Workplace: On-Site
  • Location: Winchester, Southampton, Hampshire, Basingstoke, Andover

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Business Support Apprentice

Salary: Starting salary £17,082.75

Work Location: Winchester City Council, Colebrook St, Winchester SO23 9LJ

Hours: 37 hours per week including attendance at an agreed college.

Contract Type: Temporary (2 year fixed term)

Closing Date: Sunday 1st October 2023

Interview Date: TBC


We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated Business Support Assistant. The ideal candidate will need to be self-motivated, enthusiastic, organised, customer focused and a team player. You will also have the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and written at all levels, and to use your initiative to problem solve and find solutions. 


Winchester City Council’s apprenticeship scheme offers a valuable alternative career path to full time college or university study, with the aim of developing a versatile Business Support Assistant with transferable skills and valuable work experience in the public sector.



This is a Business Support Assistant role, beginning with a 24-month Apprenticeship programme, at the end of which you will have learned to work flexibly across a variety of tasks, contributing to and supporting the delivery of a high-quality service to internal and external customers. This includes receipt and sorting incoming post, printing, document scanning and indexing, enveloping, outbound post and document verification services.


Winchester City Council’s apprenticeship scheme is a great way to gain valuable work experience while working towards a recognised qualification. Your time will be spent studying at an agreed College and working within the Business Support Team where you will have the opportunity to put your new skills to the test and provide technical and administrative support. The council will fully support you in your learning and ‘off the job’ training.

Depending on your current level of qualifications you will study:


Level 3 Business Administrator



Winchester is steeped in history and this heritage is part of what makes our district such a special place to live, work, and visit. We are recognised for our innovation and achievements, whilst delivering high quality service to our customers and the community.


We offer an excellent salary and benefits package, including:

· 26 days annual leave

· Flexible working

· Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme

· Excellent working environment


The cost of your course will be fully funded through the Apprenticeship Levy with no cost to yourself.



Applicants will need to be educated to GCSE level or above with excellent communication and IT literacy skills. Training will be provided but ideally some experience of working within this environment would be helpful.



If you feel you have the necessary background, experience, and skills to undertake this role we would like to hear from you. At Winchester City Council, we are committed to supporting and developing all our staff and creating a culture that is inclusive, innovative, and enjoyable.


Note: You are not eligible for this scheme if you currently hold or are working towards a qualification at the same or higher level in a related subject. Further note, prior relevant experience may be considered.