Apprentice ICT Business Administrator – Stockton Council – Darlington

Stockton Council

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As part of the Council’s Annual Apprenticeship Program, we have an amazing opportunity to gain work experience as an Apprentice Business Administrator with Xentrall Shared Services ICT Team based in Darlington, whilst studying towards a Level 3 Business Administration apprenticeship qualification. We are looking for someone who wants to make a difference, to serve the people of our borough, and who is committed to their own development.

Xentrall Shared Services is a groundbreaking public/public partnership between Stockton-on-Tees and Darlington Borough Councils. We provide a wide range of support services to Councils, Schools and Academies by the teams in Xentrall HR and Payroll, Finance, ICT and Design and Print.
Working within the ICT Service, you will have a variety of duties including ordering of ICT Equipment, software and services; updating ICT records across multiple platforms; communicating with our customers, and providing general administrative support to the Team.
As this is an apprenticeship opportunity, you will be provided with all the training and support you need to be a success. We are looking for someone with the following qualifications, personal attributes, skills and behaviours:
•English Language & Maths Level 2 qualifications – GCSE at Grade C / 4 or above or equivalent Level 2 Functional Skills (Predicted Grade or Obtained)
•Communication skills – listening, spoken and written
•ICT Skills – Microsoft Office (Word & Excel)
•Team player who is not afraid to try something new
•Commitment to own personal and professional development

Please outline in your personal statement in your online application how you meet this criteria.
If you are looking for a career where you can make a real difference to others, we welcome an application from you.

ABOUT OUR OFFER: We offer a competitive apprenticeship salary, paid time to attend training, generous annual leave, local government pension and access to a number of other benefits like discounts at high street and online retailers, and health & wellbeing support including access to mental wellbeing support and physiotherapy services. We are committed to supporting you throughout your apprenticeship with a dedicated mentor, and additional training & development opportunities. There is also the potential for you to secure long term employment with the Council upon completion of your qualification, and the ability to also apply for internal vacancies restricted to employees throughout your apprenticeship.

And that’s not all – We also offer a degree of flexible working with the opportunity of working from home in line with the Council’s Flexible Working Policy, following completion of a 6-month probationary period.

SALARY: We pay our apprentices National Minimum Wage for Age:
•Age 23 and Over: £10.42per hour – £20,103p.a.
•Age 21 to 22: £10.18per hour – £19,640p.a.
•Age 18 to 20: £7.49per hour – £14.450p.a.
•Under 18: £5.28per hour – £10,187p.a.

If you would like an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Romy Ward our ICT End User Engagement Co-ordinator by email: or call 01642 527367.

TO APPLY: Please click on the “APPLY NOW” button on the right-hand side of the North East Jobs page to complete your application. You will need to create an account with North East Jobs if you do not already have one.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘[email protected]’. All communication will also appear in the ‘My Messages’ section of your North East Jobs account.

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