Kent County Council

Budget Support Apprentice


Kent County Council

Training Provider:


Weekly wage £146.00 to £167.00
37.0 hours per week Monday - Thursday between 9.00am - 5.00pm. Friday between 9.00am - 4.30pm. 30 minutes lunch break daily (unpaid).
duration: 53 weeks
start: 11 November 2019
Intermediate(level 2)
Business and Administration (apprenticeship standard)
31 October 2019 (application closing date)
Business Administration Officer within the Budget Support team of CLS. The role will support the team and the managers to ensure funding is allocated correctly and budgets are monitored efficiently.


If you do not meet the criteria for this position, your application will not be considered.

Main duties would include:

  • Handling calls from internal and external customer
  • Dealing with post, as appropriate
  • Monitoring the budget support mailbox
  • Updating our software, UNIT E with learners’ details (data entry)
  • Assisting with raising Journal transfers
  • Processing invoices
  • Photocopying and preparing documents for others
  • Taking minutes Team Meeting, may be required
  • Assist budget team with transactional billing
  • Producing financial information and providing guidance and support to other areas of the business. Receipt Sponsor Income on Student Accounts. Running reports off our Oracle software ensuring a clear audit trail of funding allocated

Future Prospects

  • Potential for full time employment for the right candidate
  • There are opportunities to progress from a Level 2 to a Level 3 qualification
  • Many employers retain apprentices in full/part time positions
  • The qualifications you gain can also help you to get into higher education or other employment
  • Being an apprentice gives you the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification and developing professional skills whilst earning a salary, inside some of Kent’s best companies
  • Once the Apprenticeship has been achieved you will have the skills, abilities and experience to update and enhance your CV, to make it attractive to potential employers

Reality Check


If you do not meet the criteria for this position, your application will not be considered.

We will be interviewing candidates who meet the criteria as they apply and will recruit after a successful interview which may be before the closing date.

Reality Check

You will be responsible for your travel expenses to and from your place of work. Therefore, you must have the means to get to your place of work on a daily basis whilst awaiting for your first wages to be paid.

Travel Information

  • Closest train station – Sittingbourne Station
  • Bus No. 341direct from employer to train station – 6 minutes
  • Walking distance 0.9 miles – 16 minutes

Skills Required

  • Demonstrate skills in Excel and Outlook
  • Good time management
  • Good attention to detail
  • Ability to plan and organise own work and identify priorities

Qualities Required

  • Enjoys working with figures/numbers
  • Use own initiative
  • Work as a team
  • Reliable
  • Hard working
  • Pleasant telephone manner
  • Flexible
  • Friendly

Qualifications Required

GCSE (or equivalent) grades A*-C/9-4 in English and maths.

Training Provided

On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Framework - consisting of the Intermediate NVQ Level Diploma in Business Administration, Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) and the Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) Workbook.

It may be necessary for you to complete Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT – subject to previous achieved grades.

Regular work based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards.