Business Administration Level 3 Apprentice
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Ofwat is the economic regulator of the water sector in England and Wales. They work with the water companies and other stakeholders to deliver trust and confidence in water and wastewater services among customers, investors and society as a whole.
This means that their work is varied – it ranges from technical engineering issues to customer liaison.
They have been delivering successful regulation since privatisation of the sector in 1989. But they don’t stand still. They are continuing to evolve their approach to ensure that customers get the best deal. This means that their work is challenging, stimulating and fast-paced.
The role of the apprentice is to pro-actively provide and perform a range of high quality comprehensive tasks while supporting the Board assistant and Executive assistants.
They will need to fulfill this role in a way that is in-keeping with their values, and displaying a high degree of flexibility, accountability and initiative.
The role will give an apprentice insight and experience in business admin support, board/chair support and general admin duties.
The work they will carry out will enable them to develop transferable and professional skills needed in an office and business environment.
Key tasks and responsibilities:
will be split into two work streams – Executive Assistant support and Board assistant support.
The apprentice will work across projects and will get involved in all team meetings. Work shadowing in any key areas is encouraged.
- Getting involved in special projects like – ‘Setting standards’
- Typing up and uploading notes for meetings etc.
- Basic admin and printing.
- Learning how to set up business travel.
- Learning how to load expenses and basic expenses training.
- Event planning and getting involved to help organize big events in the summer for the Executive and Board.
- Meeting and greeting external visitors of the Exec office when required
This will include:
- Board meeting set up and how the day is structured
- Private dinners
- Staff events
- Off-site events
- Round-table set up
- Occasional travel to the Birmingham office for training and staff events
- High level of professionalism
- Excellent organisation and time management skills
- Good written and verbal communication.
- Accuracy and attention to detail
- Basic IT knowledge
- Good communication skills
- Work experience in an office environment is welcomed but not crucial.
- We are looking for a motivated individual that wants to learn and can work as part of the team but also has the confidence and ability to work independently at times.
Full training and support will be given.
The apprenticeship programme requires a minimum of 3 GCSEs (or equivalent) at grades A-C in any subject plus GCSE English and Maths (or equivalents) at grade D or above.
Working for our client gives you access to a range of benefits. These include:
- Basic annual leave entitlement of 25 days. This increases by one day for each year of service, up to a maximum annual leave entitlement of 30 days
- Plus 10½ days’ public and privilege holidays a year
- Generous Civil Service Pension which offers a choice of defined benefit and stakeholder pension schemes
- 121 Coaching and training will be provided.
- Flexible and agile working arrangements supported by enabling technology including Surface Pro, iphone and Skype for Business
- Regular professional development and fees paid for membership of relevant professional bodies
- Access to our package of voluntary benefits via our ‘mylifestyle’ scheme with exclusive discounts on a range of goods and services such as retail outlets, theatre tickets, holidays, insurance and gym membership
- Cycle-to-work scheme
- Season ticket loan for travel between home and office
- Health and wellbeing initiatives
- Free eye tests and contribution towards lenses/spectacles for VDU users, if appropriate
QA’s apprenticeships are funded by the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), an executive agency of the Department for Education.
To be eligible for a Government funded apprenticeship you must have lived in the UK or European Economic Area (EEA) for the last 3 consecutive years.
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