Science and Technology Facilities Council (Stfc)

Business Administration Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

Science and Technology Facilities Council (Stfc) (Employer)

Abingdon and Witney College (Training Provider)

Annual wage £14,518.00
37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
2 years (duration)
30 August 2022(start date)
Business administrator (apprenticeship standard)
10 July 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

We are looking for an apprentice to join our team who is enthusiastic and interested in completing a Level 3 Business Administrator apprenticeship. The apprentice will be based with the transport and logistics section in Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire, and formal training with a local training provider, Abingdon & Witney College.


What will the apprentice be doing?

Working with the Logistics and Transport team, you will undertake a range of administrative duties and be responsible for delivering responsive services to STFC customers, via phone, in person and by email:

  • Manage taxi bookings and allocations to in-house driver team and taxi suppliers.
  • Secure quotes for non-standard taxi journeys.
  • Obtain quotes for mini bus/coach bookings.
  • Recording complaints and services issues to enable effective contract management.
  • Day to day managing the Transport inbox & phone.
  • Providing administrative support directly to the Logistics & Transport Manager.
  • Recording and collating of financial recharge information for Transport & Logistics Services.
  • Supporting the Administration Coordinator with preparing invoices & recharge journals.
  • Provide project related support and assistance.
  • Adhere to all departmental procedures and Standard Operating Processes.
  • Champion the Logistics & Transport Service.
  • Contribute to identifying improvements to operations, systems and process.

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

This is a Fixed Term, 2 year employment contract (the apprenticeship training and assessment will take 18 months).

Standard: Level 3 Business Administrator apprenticeship.

Delivery model:
• Work-based training with your employer.
• 10 days college attendance to complete the Business Professionals course - 1 day per week, at either Abingdon or Witney campus.
• Approximately 12 on-site assessment visits per year.
• L2 Functional Skills in Maths and English (7 days at college for each, if required).

Qualifications included:
• L2 Functional Skills in English and Maths.

End Point Assessment:
• Knowledge test.
• Portfolio based interview.
• Project/improvement presentation.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

For the right candidate, upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, there may be the opportunity to progress onto further apprenticeship study or into full-time employment with the STFC.

Reality Check

Please apply as soon as possible for this role. Should the right candidate be found prior to the closing date, then the vacancy may be closed early. The successful applicant must be able to travel by their own arrangements to Abingdon & Witney College for 10 days classroom training (dates to be confirmed) and to Rutherford Appleton Laboratory for the remaining time. Candidates will be required to complete literacy and numeracy tests, a residency check and an interview with Abingdon & Witney College prior to being accepted onto the apprenticeship.

Skills Required

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Number skills, Team working, Initiative

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 5/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5/C) Essential
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