West Suffolk Council

Apprentice Personal/Executive Assistant - Advanced (Level 3)

West Suffolk Council (Employer)

Ginger Nut Media Limited (Training Provider)

Annual wage £8,273.20
37.0 hours per week Monday to Friday, flexibly to suit service requirements
24 months (duration)
1 March 2022(start date)
Business administrator (apprenticeship standard)
28 February 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

We are offering an exciting opportunity where you “earn and learn”. This apprenticeship pathway will give you the hands-on experience, knowledge and confidence to lead you into your chosen career. You will be supporting the Executive Assistant in providing an effective and efficient administration service.


What will the apprentice be doing?

To assist in providing an effective and efficient administration service under the direction of the Executive Assistant and PA to the leader and Chief Executive. 

• Manage the diary and scheduling appointments for the CEO and Leader of the Council.
• Answer phone calls and emails.
• Assist with research on confidential and sensitive matters.
• Draft documents.
• Provide administrative support on projects.
• Raise and process invoices for payment.
• Work as part of a virtual PA team.


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

You will complete a Level 3 Business Administration apprenticeship, for which you will be entitled to paid study time to complete. This opportunity will provide you with valuable work experience, new skills and knowledge whilst building your confidence along the way.  The delivery of the apprenticeship by the provider is flexible.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

No commitment can be made for future employment but in the past several apprentices have secured permanent work when vacancies have arisen within the organisation.

Reality Check

We positively encourage agile working, with work being an activity we do, not a place we go. Work styles are led by operational and organisational need and are jointly agreed between the manager and employee.

Skills Required

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative, Multi Task, Work at pace

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent ICT (Grade 9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4) Essential
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