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Apprentice Administrator - Flexible Working Available

Posted on Jan 14, 2019 by L&Q

London, London United Kingdom
Admin & Secretarial
Immediate Start
£7.83 - £14.3k Annual

About L&Q:

L&Q is a regulated housing association and one of the UK's most successful social businesses. We house around 250,000 people in more than 95,000 homes, primarily across London and the South East. As a not-for-profit organisation, we reinvest all the money we make into new and existing homes, creating successful communities and providing excellent services. We invest in a £250 million community Foundation and £5 million a year skills academy to build opportunity and confidence in our communities.

L&Q's apprentice training programme will allow you to gain valuable hands-on experience from the very outset of your career guided by experts. With a strong emphasis on staff training, welfare and development, L&Q have gained wide recognition for their commitment to its employees including being Investor in People accredited and appearing on the A Great Places to Work company list for eleven consecutive years - now holding a special Master's award for employee experience.

Apprentice Administrator - Employment Support Team
Fixed Term for 24 months
Location: Barking, IG11 8PG
Salary: £7.83 per hour, £14,251 per annum

The Employment Support Team sits within the Independent Lives Pillar of the L&Q Foundation. The successful candidate will join a busy, thriving team where flexibility and a hard working attitude will be key!

The team prides itself on helping our residents into sustainable employment and the successful candidate will be a key part of the team. You will work closely with 15 Employment Support Officers and support their administration. The role will require some travel, so flexibility in this is key.

The role reports to the Employment Support Team Leader, you will learn multiple Administrative duties and you will be required to liaise with our internal and external customers, which will require you to have strong communication skills.

As an Apprentice Administrator, you will learn:

  • Delivery of excellent customer service to our Residents, internal and external stakeholders.
  • Gain experience of working within a fast paced, Employment Support team and learn about European Social Fund (ESF) funded programmes.
  • General Administration duties, including data imputing to our systems

Desirable experience:

  • Good IT Skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work to tight deadlines
  • Self motivated
  • Good communication skills
  • Keen eye for detail

In this role you will have the support you need to learn and develop into an Administrator. You will be given allocated study time during working hours to complete your Business Administration qualification, which is funded by the academy.

Key points about our Apprentice programme:

  • You'll receive a competitive salary and great company benefits.
  • You'll be supported all the way throughout the programme by an experienced line manager and mentor.
  • You'll need GCSE A-C in Maths & English or equivalent
  • You can't have a degree in a related field
  • Must be able to work in the UK
  • Open to anyone aged 16 or over
  • No experience required
  • You will gain a nationally recognised Level 3 qualification

Blurb for L&Q advert:

L&Q Apprenticeships have been designed to help you get the career you've always wanted. If university wasn't the path for you, then our apprenticeship program will help you to get your foot on the career ladder with an organisation that supports you from beginning to end, and beyond!

Apprenticeships are a great way to gain a qualification whilst working. If you meet the above criteria and are interested in developing your skills whilst working then apply today!

Blurb for the milkround, working mums and not going to uni advert:

Apprenticeships are a great way to gain a qualification whilst working. If you meet the above criteria and are interested in developing your skills whilst working then apply via L&Q's careers site: . Please note, you must apply directly to be considered for this role.

Closing date for completed applications: 13 th January 2019
Proposed interview date: week commencing 21 st January 2019

Our commitments:

At L&Q, people are at the heart of our business and our success depends on employing the best people and getting the best from them. This is why we are committed to developing our people. It's only by investing in a well-trained and motivated workforce that we can continue to prosper and sustain business success.

In addition to our support and training, the successful candidate will have access to our full suite of benefits including 26 days holiday rising to 31 days with length of service, annual bonus subject to group performance, excellent Pension scheme, Benenden Healthcare, an employee assistance programme and non-contributory life assurance.

We are committed to supporting your work-life balance and recognise the changing demands and circumstances in life. Please let us know during the recruitment process if you're interested in part

time working or job sharing. After a qualifying period, you can also request flexible working arrangements, e.g. a change to working hours, if it's feasible then we'll make it happen.

We value diversity in all its facets, including gender, disability, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation and identity. When it comes to finding a diverse balance for our senior positions, we have decided to address gender and ethnicity first. As such we are committed to offering an interview to at least one BAME and one female candidate for all senior leadership positions if they fulfill the role criteria.

We are recognised externally for our commitment to inclusion as a Stonewall Top 100 employer, and a Disability Confident (Committed) employer.

We expect all of our employees to support our environmental policy and social responsibility work. We are an employer committed to environmental and social responsibility.

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