What will the apprentice be doing?
You will develop knowledge, skills and behaviours that are essential to help you understand the needs of people using specialist library and archive collections in both physical and digital formats, how to organise and manage these resources including promotion and access, and how to provide best practice and customer care in delivering information services.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
As a member of the Library and Archive department, the Library and Archive Assistant Apprentice will carry out training on and off the job to achieve the Library, Information and Archive Services Assistant Level 3 apprenticeship as part of the role.
The apprentice will carry out their training through blended working, online and face-to-face at the training provider's location. The training provider is Westminster Adult Education Service, part of Westminster City Council.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, the apprentice will be encouraged to apply for a suitable internal role should they wish to, or supported to gain employment elsewhere.
Reality CheckPlease be aware that this role involves lifting, and handling of material stored on high shelves using steps. Manual handling training will be provided.
Skills RequiredCommunication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Team working, Patience
Qualifications RequiredGCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired