Office Business Support Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

Clouds Childrens Care Limited (Employer)

Paragon Training Academy Ltd (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £166.00
40.0 hours per week Monday - Friday, shifts to be confirmed.
18 months (duration)
21 December 2020(start date)
Business Administrator (apprenticeship standard)
2 positions available
14 December 2020 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Clouds Childrens Care are a private children’s care company who provide care for vulnerable children in a residential setting.


Your duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Devising and maintaining office systems, including data management and filing
  • Arranging travel, visas and accommodation and, occasionally travelling with the manager to take notes or dictation at meetings or to provide general assistance during presentations
  • Screening phone calls, enquiries and requests, and handling them where appropriate
  • Meeting and greeting visitors at all levels of seniority
  • Organising and maintaining diaries and making appointments
  • Dealing with incoming email, faxes and post, often corresponding on behalf of the Director and the Manager
  • Taking dictation and minutes
  • Carrying out background research and presenting findings
  • HR filing and safer recruitment checks
  • Producing documents, briefing papers, reports and presentations
  • Organising and attending meetings and ensuring the manager is well prepared for meetings
  • Liaising with clients, suppliers and other staff

In addition to supporting the Director, supporting individual and Manager of your department, you may also have your own personal workload and responsibilities, additional duties may include:

  • Carrying out specific projects and research
  • Responsibility for accounts and budgets, HR support
  • Taking on some of the manager's responsibilities and working more closely with management
  • Deputising for the manager, making decisions and delegating work to others in the manager's absence
  • Being involved in decision-making processes for HR advice

Future Prospects

Potential to progress into other roles in the company.

Reality Check

What we offer:

  • We offer a range of training on the job while you learn and other opportunities to go into other roles
  • We let you leave early on a Friday
  • Day off paid on your birthday
  • Onsite parking
  • Great place to work and a fun environment

Skills Required

  • Good communication skills
  • Good IT skills

Qualities Required

  • Empathetic
  • Strong work ethic
  • Quick thinker
  • Creative
  • Attention to detail

Qualifications Required

Previous qualification in Business/Business Support/Business Administration (or equivalent).

Training Provided

Level 3 Business Administrator apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

Paragon Skills is a leading national Apprenticeship training provider supporting over 4,000 learners through their training, and 1,500 organisations to consistently deliver high quality Apprenticeships across their businesses.

Paragon Skills achieves some of the highest success and achievement rates in the industry. Its extensive experience across multiple specialisms has contributed to an overall achievement rate of 71.4% (2018/19) exceeding the national average of 65.6%, and an Ofsted Grade 2 Good rating.

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