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Project Administrator Apprentice

Posted 21 days ago

  • Witham, Essex
  • Permanent
  • £10,187 P/Yr
  • Standard
  • Expired - 7 days ago

Project Administrator Apprentice

Fixed Term, Full Time

£10,187 per annum rising to £20,104 per annum on the second year

Location: Countywide with an office base at Adult Community Learning Centre, Witham

Working Style: Anywhere worker

Closing Date:14th February 2024

Are you looking to take your first step into a role in Project and Administration work? We are looking for a confident, organised and enthusiastic individual to join a new project team to assist with the delivery of a Skills Bootcamp in Project Management.

This is an 'Anywhere Worker' role with an expectation to attend the Witham office 1-2 days per week for team working.

You MUST submit a supporting statement along with your CV detailing why you have applied and what you feel you could bring to this role. Applications without a supporting statement will be closed without consideration.

Interviews for this role will take place w/c 19th February 2024.


  • Healthy work life balance; flexible and hybrid working options
  • Wide range of learning and development opportunities
  • IT equipment and home-working equipment supplied
  • 26 days annual leave + bank holidays + choice to buy extra
  • Generous Local Government Salary related pension scheme
  • Access to hundreds of discounts and benefits through Essex Rewards
  • Access to our health and wellbeing support platform with LifeWorks
  • Disability Confident Leader: we are committed to interview all disabled applicants who choose to apply under our Job Interview Scheme if they meet the minimum requirements of the job
  • Up to 4 days per annum volunteering leave
  • National Apprenticeship Wage for the first 12 months of your Apprenticeship. After 12 months of service, your salary will increase to the National Living Wage (currently £20,104 per annum as of 01 April 2023)
  • A Business Administrator Level 3 qualification via Adult Community Learning (ACL)

What our apprentices say:

"I love the apprenticeship process as you're getting paid as you learn. I have been able to make good connections with other employees and really good relationships throughout my journey so far. It's a great starting point to anyone who hasn't got a clear idea of what work they would like to pursue. Also, the apprenticeship allowed me to try multiple different types of jobs when opportunities came up, so I was able to see what I liked, and what I was good at."

"The team I work with are very supportive and everybody is happy to help and answer questions. They will rally together to give you the correct information, whether it be for an assignment for my apprenticeship or something on the job"

The Role:

Adult Community Learning (ACL) is ECC's provider of lifelong learning experiences for Essex residents. ACL offers qualifications to help people move nearer to, enter or progress within the workplace or gain skills to enhance life chances. The service focuses many of its programmes and activities on the hardest to reach communities within Essex. ACL learners have access to a diverse range of accredited and non-accredited courses which encourage creativity, healthy lifestyles, social inclusion and engagement.

ACL have recently been awarded funding for a Skills Bootcamp in the Project Management (construction & the built environment) sector. Previous experience working with this sector is not required.

As the Project Administrator Apprentice, you will be working alongside a Project Lead, assisting with all aspects of administration alongside the completion of your Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship.

This role would be a fantastic start for individuals who would be interested in progressing to a Project Co-Ordinator or Project Administration role upon completion of the apprenticeship.

About You:

  • Ideally you will be educated to Grade C/4 in maths and English.
  • Experience in a working environment is helpful, but not essential.
  • Proficient in all aspects of Microsoft Office, especially spreadsheets.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Able to demonstrate that you are enthusiastic, personable and willing to learn.
  • An understanding of the importance of good customer service.
  • Good time management and organisational skills.
  • Good phone manner is needed along with a friendly approach.
  • An excellent eye for detail.
  • A "can do" attitude is a must.

Essential Requirements for the role:

  • Functional Skills Level 1 in Maths and English (or equivalent), which is a Grade D/E or 2/3 to begin the apprenticeship and the ability to reach a Level 2 Functional Skills in both Maths & English by the End Point Assessment (EPA), if you do not already have this.
  • Have the right to work and study in England.
  • Have been ordinarily resident in the UK or EEA for three years before the apprenticeship start date.

What will you be doing?

  • Maintaining information in databases and spreadsheets with up-to-date relevant information, maintaining good attention to detail.
  • Liaise with stakeholders, learners, and other professionals. This could be via email, phone or in person.
  • Create reports as and when required.
  • Provide support with various aspects of early years courses and apprenticeship marketing. This could include social media posts, creating flyers and posters, talking to employers or applicants on the phone and writing case studies
  • Assist the Project Lead with reports and general administration tasks.
  • Carry out other relevant tasks as identified.

Why Essex?

Essex County Council has a location to be proud of. Our 1,300 square miles stretch from Constable Country to the Thames Estuary, from the dynamic M11 corridor to the traditional seaside resorts of Clacton and Walton. England's oldest town, Colchester, and two of its newest - Basildon and Harlow - are right here. Along with the City of Chelmsford, the county town, they form our major population centres. It means real choice and makes Essex the ideal place for your career. Read more about us.

Essex County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Leader. We are committed to interview all disabled applicants who choose to apply under our Job Interview Scheme if they meet the minimum requirements of the job. Please speak to our Recruiters if you need any reasonable adjustments during the process.

We are also committed to interview all veterans and care leavers, who meet the minimum requirements of the role for which they are applying.

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