Business Administrator Apprenticeship - 10252

London, South West
Bristol , London
Horizon House, Marsham Street, London, SW1P 4DF
Staff Grade 2
Full Time
Administration / Corporate Support
£16,552 (pro-rata)
£20,181 inclusive of £3,629 Inner London weighting allowance, if based at our London office. £16,552 in Bristol.

Please Note these positions are based at Horizon House, Bristol or Marsham Street, London.

Closing Date: 30th April 2019 at 23:55 hours

Are you passionate about the environment and want to help to protect it?
Are you looking for that first step into an administration role or want to change career?
If so we can offer you the chance to become a valuable part of an administrative team providing comprehensive support to Directors as they lead delivery of the 25 Year Environment Plan.

Based in the Home Office building in Westminster where we work alongside our Defra Ministers, or in our award winning central Bristol office by College Green, you will be well supported by experienced mentors and friendly colleagues.

Duties will include:

• Administrating as needed alongside the Director, Deputy Directors and team.
• Arranging and booking trains and hotel accommodation.
• Managing telephone and face to face queries.
• Arranging meetings, preparing meeting papers, and helping to organise events.
• Managing the Director or Deputy Directors’ email boxes.
• Prioritising urgent and sensitive work and ensuring it is dealt with appropriately.
Everyone at the Environment Agency has the same ambition: To create a better place for people and wildlife.

You’ll be working with experienced Administrators and be part of a wider apprentice community made up of individuals with different talents and abilities and of all ages and backgrounds.

Our ultimate aim is for a workforce that reflects the diversity in the communities we work with and the environment we protect.
Background and experience are not as important as your energy, enthusiasm and commitment as the apprenticeship will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to be fully competent in this role.

You’ll be completing a Business Administrator Level 3 Apprenticeship and will do this through a combination of online learning and face to face workshops.

You will need to take responsibility for completing coursework on time, maintaining up to date evidence for your assessments and put into practice what you’re learning by continuing to do your day job every day. You will be expected to work hard.

Successful candidates will have:
• Excellent attention to detail and be able to produce accurate work.
• Good interpersonal, team working and communication skills.
• Good organisational and planning skills and ability to work to deadlines under pressure.
• Maths and English at GCSE Grades A – C (or equivalent).
This apprenticeship is for 24 months, starting between summer and September 2019. Employees who successfully complete their apprenticeship, typically after 18 months, will be considered for permanent employment.

On completion of the apprenticeship, salary will increase from:
• £16,552 to £18,392 in Bristol.
• £20,181 to £22,021 in London.

If you are yet to take GCSEs but expect to achieve Grade A-C Maths and English (or equivalent) in the summer, you may still apply.

This advert is targeted towards people aged 16 – 24 but there is no upper age limit for these apprenticeships. Anyone who meets the criteria can apply

To chat about these apprenticeships call:
• Joe Stevens on Tel: +447880785047 for London;
• Gemma Cooper on Tel: +447833987936 for Bristol.

30/04/2019, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
24 Months
Manages Self
• Aware of own strengths and of areas where help is needed.
• Asks for help when needed and acts on good advice.
• Takes responsibility for own action and behaviour.
• Adapts to changes and treats differing people equally well.
• Manages emotions and works hard to be resilient under normal pressure.
• Maintains an enthusiastic outlook, is encouraging to all colleagues.
• Prioritises and schedules activities to make best use of time at work.
• Thinks and plans to get the job done well and adjusts when needed.
Works in Teams
• Builds and keeps supportive relationships with everyone at work.
• Co-operates across the team to achieve shared goals.
• Builds relationships beyond own team when reasonable to do so.
• Supports the line manager and the team and offers friendly advice.
• Actively involves themselves and participates in team activities.
• Takes pride to speak positively about the team and colleagues.
Achieves Results
• Prioritises and organises to get things done well and on time.
• Work toward specific goals and keeps track of progress.
• Can be relied upon to always do their best.
• Recognises issues and adjusts actions or seeks help to deal with them.
• Shows dedication and commitment.
If you are applying from the Civil Service please note that the Environment Agency is not a part of HM Civil Service and you would not be a Crown Servant in the event of being appointed. Therefore, you will not be eligible for continuous service. For applicants who currently work in local government or other bodies listed in the Redundancy Payments (Continuity of Employment in Local Government etc) (Modification) Order 1999, you may be eligible for continuous service for the purpose of calculating any future redundancy payment. If you are unsure of your status then you should contact your own HR Team.

We are fully committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome flexible working patterns for all our vacancies, including job share, so please include clearly any information regarding your preferred working arrangements on your application.

We also have a Guaranteed Interview Policy to support those with a disability who are seeking employment. We have committed to guaranteeing an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

The Environment Agency, as a Non-Departmental Public Body, is committed to providing value for money and utilises Central Government frameworks and contracts for all external recruitment needs. For this reason, we are unable to engage with the market directly through post, email or phone calls . Should you wish to become a support supplier on one of these frameworks or contracts please visit for more information.

This Vacancy is closed to applications.