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Business Administration Apprentice - Remote Working

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/16908/17821
  • Published: Wed 06/10/2021, 14:11 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 20/10/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £15,158 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Reigate

The starting salary for this role is £15,158 per annum, working 36 hours per week.

This role is open to remote working meaning you aren't required in the office 5 days a week. We're less about you driving to work and more about us collectively driving down our carbon footprint. We care about how you work rather than where you work; the people rather than the postcode. In support of our people and our greener futures strategies, we'd welcome a conversation with the successful candidate on what remote working may look like for you.

Are you ready for a new challenge?

It's a great time to join us: with a strong Community Vision for Surrey, and Organisational Strategy, we’ve made huge strides over the past couple of years, stabilising our finances and delivering a transformation programme that is fundamentally changing the way we work for the benefit of Surrey residents.

Led by Rachel Wigley (Director of Finance Insight) and Anna D’Alessandro (Director of Corporate Finance) we are delivering an ambitious Finance Improvement Programme to ensure we have the right financial capability, systems, and processes for the future. Key to this is the Finance Academy, a range of learning and development tools equipping finance staff and managers across the organisation with the skills to realise our goal of excellent financial management.

Working primarily in the Finance Service Improvement team, you will be involved in a range of projects and service improvement activities including the development and coordination of the Finance Academy (training and development platform).  You will assist with planning and organising training, workshops and events, take an active role in the continuous improvement of the Finance Academy platform and other ad hoc work that contributes to the finance improvement journey.

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.

We're looking for fresh ideas and inspiration to help us in our transformation, building on solid foundations in our drive to be the best. If you're up for the challenge, we want to hear from you!

We are looking for an enthusiastic, energetic and self-motivated apprentice to join our Finance team. You don't have to be a school leaver or a young person to start an apprenticeship. 

Our apprenticeship scheme provides a perfect way to earn a wage while you gain vital work experience and a nationally recognised qualification, equivalent to two A Levels. You will be fully supported and mentored through your apprenticeship and be given protected time to complete your course work. This may include attending college or accessing online training either in a workplace setting or from home.

Assessment for the course includes a multiple choice knowledge test, a 30-45 minute portfolio based interview and a 10-15 minute project presentation.

For more information about the Apprenticeship Standard for this role please visit https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/business-administrator/.  Here you will find a link to the Business Administrator Assessment Plan which gives more information about the content of the course.

To be shortlisted for interview for this position, your CV and personal statement should clearly evidence:

  • Commitment and willingness to learn
  • An enthusiasm and commitment to continuous improvement
  • Confidence in the use of IT
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to organise and prioritise your time and workload.
  • Two GCSEs grade A to C or equivalent, preferably including Maths and English (you can still apply if you don’t have GCSEs but you would need to complete functional skills lessons during your apprenticeship).

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 20 October 2021.

Interviews will take place during the week commencing 1 November 2021.

This is an 18 month fixed term contract.

Contact details

For an informal discussion contact Cath Edwards by email at cath.edwards@surreycc.gov.uk

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

Benefits

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.

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  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/16908/17821
  • Published: Wed 06/10/2021, 14:11 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 20/10/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £15,158 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Reigate

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