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Apprentice – Early Help Service (C72JJ)

Medway Council
Apprentice £100 per week
Woodlands Place, Woodlands Road, Gillingham, Kent
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
31/08/2014 at 23:30 PM
Medway Council

Please note apprentices are on fixed term contracts from 12-18 months.

Main Purpose

The Early Help Service in Children’s Social Care, Medway Council are looking for two apprentices in Business Administration. We are offering this opportunity to the right candidate(s) who are willing and prepared to work hard, study, have a good work ethic and excellent timekeeping. In exchange we offer an excellent insight and training in the world of administration within a social care environment, with support from managers and colleagues in our service.

The apprentice is expected to support the CAF Team with day to day administration. Duties will include data entry, scanning documents, proof-reading documents, dealing with telephone enquiries from partner agencies and families, making appointments, booking meetings, updating diaries.

Candidates must have 5 GCSEs A*-C including English and Maths to be able to apply and a commitment to work/study. If shortlisted, candidates will be asked to bring along certificates to interviews.

There are lots of benefits to doing an Apprenticeship: you can earn while you learn, in a way that is best suited to you – through direct supervision, training and real work experience.

Key benefits of being an apprentice include:

  • Earning a salary (£100- £115 per week)
  • Annual leave entitlement of 23 days per annum
  • Receiving training
  • Gaining qualifications
  • Learning job-specific skills

Applicants must hold/have the following:

  • A good standard of education and a willingness to work towards achieving all the qualifications required to successfully complete the Advanced Apprenticeship framework.  
  • Experience of using computer packages; like Word, Excel and Powerpoint  

Along with all other essential requirements as listed in the job profile below.

Medway is a unitary authority in South East England with superb transport links to London.

The council understands that a motivated workforce is the most important factor for it to be successful and achieve its aims. It’s vital that employees feel rewarded for their contribution.

As a Medway Council employee  you  will have the opportunity to develop both professionally and personally by undertaking  relevant training opportunities,  enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including competitive rates of pay and pension scheme along with access to an employee  advice, information and counselling service,  employee forums and  an employee discount scheme for national and local retailers.

Important Information

If you have any queries, please contact us on 01634 334499 or if you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager call Gill Ransley on 01634 334325. 

Please note that if you are shortlisted for interview we will normally contact you via email, therefore, please ensure you state this on your application. If you are a current Medway Council employee you will be contacted at your registered work email address only.

Please visit http://www.mindfulemployer.net/employees.html for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.

How to apply

Please complete your application online, by following the attached link. If you take the option to register with us you can save your details and do not have to complete the form in one sitting.

If you are unable to do this and would prefer to be sent a hard copy please contact 01634 333333 ( Monday to Friday 8.00am - 8.00pm, Saturday 9.00am - 1.00pm).

This information can be made available in other formats and languages, by phoning 01634 333333.

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