Modern Apprentice (Unified Business Support) - Facilities Managememt

£4 - £6.95 per hour
12 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Vacancy Information

It is East Lothian Council's policy that successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale.

Hourly rate:
Under 18's £4.05 per hour
18-20's £5.60 per hour

Fixed term full time position for 18 months
35 hours per week
Monday - Friday
To start ASAP

This apprenticeship is only available to young people aged between 16 and 19 years who reside in East Lothian.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Modern Apprenticeship supporting our Facilities Management Service within Customer Support.

The Modern Apprenticeship will be based at John Muir House, Haddington, with ongoing support from an external training provider to achieve the SVQ Level 3 in Business Administration. The duration of the apprenticeship will be for a fixed term 18 month period, with the successful candidate commencing in post November 2017.

You will provide administrative support to staff within Facilities Management. With good interpersonal skills, you will be flexible, a team player, confident and able to converse with members of the public. Daily duties will include answering the telephone, scanning and photocopying, word processing and a variety of general office tasks of which include data entry into databases and spreadsheets.

Training in the use of specialist software packages (if applicable) will be provided, however a basic knowledge and ability to use Mircrosoft Office packages is desirable.

You must provide evidence of competency in literacy and numeracy skills (minimum of three standard grades level 3 passes or National 4's including English and Mathematics).

Job Details

To undertake a Modern Apprenticeship Business Administration Level 3 and provide an efficient and effective clerical support to Council Support - Unified Business Support.

Please download the attached Job Outline/Person Specification at the bottom of the page for the exact duties and tasks required of the post.

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
A minimum of SVQ1/Standard Grade General level English/Maths or National 4 English/Maths or Literacy/Numeracy or Intermediate 1 Communication/Numeracy and/or relevant experience of working in an office environment.

This post involves accessing the public services network, therefore the preferred candidate will be subject to the Baseline Personnel Security Standards (BPSS). The preferred candidate will be subject to a Basic Disclosure provided by Disclosure Scotland prior to a formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

Additional Information

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See also: 6942 - Modern Apprentice - Business Admin (Level 3) Oct 2017.docx

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