Dorset Council

Apprentice Personal Assistant to Executive Support Team - Advanced (Level 3)

Dorset Council (Employer)

Weymouth College (Training Provider)

Annual wage £19,264.00
37.0 hours per week Monday to Friday - 9am to 5pm
18 months (duration)
1 September 2022(start date)
Business administrator (apprenticeship standard)
30 August 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Dorset Council is seeking to appoint a proactive, organised individual with good attention to detail and a keen interest to learn. As an Apprentice PA, you will be reporting to the Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive and will join the Leadership Support Team of PA’s.


What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To undertake word processing (copy and audio typing) and  database entry to required standards.
    • To deal with telephone calls and personal callers and correspondence and to respond to requests for information in accordance with procedures.
    • To undertake general secretarial, clerical and administrative duties, including minute-taking at meetings.
    • To use electronic communication and data recovery systems and other appropriate systems.
    • To maintain and manage the diaries of officers as required.
    • To maintain files, reference documents, manuals etc and ensure prompt access to papers for meetings.
    • To maintain a high standard of customer care in representing Dorset Council at all times.
    • To maintain confidentiality in accordance with prescribed protocols and legislation.
    • To research and collate information as required.
    • To undertake appropriate training as required.
    • To undertake any other duties commensurate with the grade.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

The Business Support Assistant Apprentice will work towards a L3 Business Administrator Level 3 qualification via Weymouth College and will at the same time have formal training delivered by Dorset Council.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Prospect of a permanent position for the right candidate on completion of the Apprenticeship.

Skills Required

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Essential
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