Committee Support Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

House of Commons (Employer)

Lifetime Training Group (Training Provider)

Annual wage £23,443.00
36.0 hours per week Monday to Friday 36hours per week full time. We welcome applications from candidates who wish to work part-time. However, to be eligible for the apprenticeship, you must work a minimum of 16 hours per week.
18 months (duration)
2 January 2021(start date)
Business Administrator (apprenticeship standard)
2 positions available
8 November 2020 (application closing date)
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Job Description

The Committee Support Apprentice provides administrative support to the Committee(s) in which they are based. They support the work of the Committee(s) across all of its functions, which could include monitoring correspondence received by the Committee, preparing papers, and formatting evidence for publication on the Committee's website.


What will the apprentice be doing?

• To provide administrative support for Committee meetings, by helping to prepare the room and to greet witnesses and members of the public;
• To assist in managing the Committee email inbox: logging emails, sending out template responses where applicable, referring emails to other Committee staff;
• To help with preparing and circulating papers for the Committee and minutes of the Committee’s meetings;

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

A total of 20% of the time in the role will be spent in off the job training, including training provided by the apprenticeship training provider, and internal House training. 
Your tutor would normally visit you at work every 6-8 weeks, however, under the current circumstances, all tutor contact will be done virtually online. You will also have constant support via email and the training portal.
You will complete a level 3 Business Administration qualification during your apprenticeship.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

You will have the opportunity to apply for other roles across the House and there are progression opportunities within the Chamber and Committees Team.

Reality Check

You need to have: • GCSE at A*–C/4–9 in Mathematics (or equivalent) • GCSE at A*–C/4–9 in English (or equivalent) If you do not have these GCSEs you may still apply. Please note that you will need to study towards the functional skills Maths and English test in the first 6 months of your apprenticeship programme.

Skills Required

Communication skills, Administrative skills

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade C or 4 and above) Essential
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