What will the apprentice be doing?
- Research and recommend initiatives globally to raise awareness and educate colleagues on sustainability and carbon reduction.
- Engage and build relationships with internal stakeholders to support with reporting on Environment performance, and continually identifying areas for improvement with the carbon emission data collection.
- Collaborate with regional offices of the communicating and actioning performance against environment and sustainability objectives
- Train and drive the use of key systems related to environment and sustainability management
- Attend internal audits and Assist with updating of policies, management and operational processes.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
Business Administrator - Level 3
Standard - https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/business-administrator/
Assessment Plan – https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/media/2878/st0070_business-admin_l3_ap-for-publication-2-april-2019-update-to-eqap.pdf
Delivery of the standard itself is based around a number of competency and knowledge units, each consisting of introduction, training, personal study, completion and observation. We use Smart Screen which is an online hosted resource mapped to the apprenticeship.
There are a number of requirements for the role that we must be able to evidence including:
- Analyse info or data
- Proactively support/coach 2 or more colleagues to produce documents
- Have enough authority to challenge working practices/procedures (to improve them)
- Communicate with external customers/stakeholders
- Manages meetings (organise & chair)
- Manages logistics (arrange travel or managing how resources are acquired, stored, and transported to final destination)
- Leads a project to improve a process or operation proactively.
The standard is delivered through a combination of monthly one to one sessions of around 2 -2.5 hours and, where this is a cohort, monthly knowledge sessions of an hour to introduce each knowledge module (8 sessions).
- IT – Multiple IT packages and systems. Examples include MS office or equivalent packages. Databases/recording information/data analysis.
- The Organisation – Organisational purpose, activities, aims, values, vision for the future.
- Value of their skills – Organisational structure and how they fit. Development of skills.
- Stakeholders – Managing stakeholders/ internal and external customers, clients and/or suppliers.
- Relevant Regulation – Laws and regulations relating to role including data protection, health and safety, compliance etc.
- Policies – Organisational internal policies and key business policies relating to the sector.
- Business Fundamentals – Business principles such as managing change, business finances and project management.
- Processes – Making payments, processing customer data. Improving business processes.
- External Environmental Factors – Market forces, policy and regulatory changes, supply chain etc.
Each project covers aspects of knowledge, skills and behaviours and helps the learner build the experience and portfolios they need to successfully complete their apprenticeship.
Before gateway the collected documents are combined to create the learners’ portfolios and the learners also create a presentation for the EPA. By focussing in this way learners and tutors are able to ensure that all KSBs are fully tracked throughout the apprenticeship and that learners have a clear idea of their growth in knowledge and related progress.
EPA consists of a knowledge exam, a portfolio-based interview and a project presentation.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
Depending on team requirements, there is opportunity to become a permanent member of the team after qualification.
Skills RequiredCommunication skills, Attention to detail, Team working, Time Management, Microsoft Office
Qualifications RequiredA Level or equivalent In 3 or more subjects (Grade Grade B or above) Essential