What will the apprentice be doing?
Based in the Home Office building in Westminster where we work alongside our Defra Ministers, you will be well supported by experienced mentors and friendly colleagues.
You'll develop the skills to provide general administrative support to our Directors and our team. This will involve:
• Arranging meetings, preparing meeting papers, organising events
• Managing Directors’ email boxes and responding to queries
• Prioritising urgent and sensitive work
• Attending or supporting virtual meetings
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
You’ll be working with experienced Administrators and be part of a wider apprentice community made up of individuals with different talents and abilities and of all ages and backgrounds. You'll learn from online and remotely delivered training and from colleagues 'on the job'. You'll also receive time to complete your apprenticeship training via 'off the job' development - typically we would expect you to dedicate 20% of your contracted hours to the successful completion of your apprenticeship.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
This apprenticeship contract is for 24 months. We cannot guarantee a permanent role on completion but you will be well placed to apply for vacancies within the Environment Agency.
Reality CheckYou will need to take responsibility for completing coursework on time, maintaining up to date evidence for your assessments and put into practice what you’re learning by continuing to do your day job every day. You will be expected to work hard.
Skills RequiredCommunication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative
Qualifications RequiredGCSE or equivalent English (Grade A-C or 4-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A-C or 4-9) Essential