Apprenticeship Positions

Assistant Accountant (Messenger Construction)

Assistant Accountant Apprentice

  • Work closely with the Finance team to learn how to ensure the smooth running of all financial matters
  • Assist in creating, sending and following up invoices
  • Collect and enter data for various financial spreadsheets
  • Support the Finance team by inputting into sales and purchase ledgers
  • Matching invoices to statements and purchase orders to invoices
  • Inputting account data into the accounting system with speed and accuracy
  • Assist the Finance team in the production of financial statements and applications, preparation of spreadsheets, reports and correspondence as required
  • Plan, organise and manage workload in order to assist with the monthly financial reporting process
  • Report financial queries from employees, customers and suppliers to the appropriate person
  • Assist where appropriate with end of year preparation and procedures
  • Keep financial data filed and organised in a systematic and confidential manner
  • Assist with general office admin to ensure the smooth running of the wider team

Requirements:

  • Basic understanding of accounting processes and procedures through relevant studies
  • Good level of competence in excel, word and outlook and computerised accounting software
  • Good keyboard skills
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to show initiative and work as part of a team
  • 5 GCSE’s including Maths and English and prepared to work towards a recognised financial qualification

Assessment:

Level 3 Assistant Accountant Standard

End Point Assessment: Synoptic Test (40%) Portfolio and Reflective Discussion (60%)

Knowledge, skills and behaviour assessed.

Transferable skills as required (Level 2 in English, maths and ICT).

 

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: Messenger

Health & Social Care Apprenticeship

Health and Social Care

Duties will include:

  • Mental Health awareness.
  • Food preparation.
  • Personal healthcare.
  • Dealing with medications.
  • Nursing interventions.
  • Craftwork.
  • Cleaning.
  • Gardening.

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: IanHulme

Business Administration Apprentice – ParkAir Systems

Business Administration Apprentice – Bids and Proposals

Carry out office duties such as dealing with telephone enquiries, taking messages, responding to queries via email, filing and operating the Materials Requirement Planning System.

Key duties to involve:

Understand and conform to the standards contained in the Northrop Grumman Standards of Business Ethics

Preparing/drafting template documents (for population by others) for inclusion in tender /bid responses.

Preparing Statements of Compliance templates for completion by others.

Formatting documents/quotes for Tender Responses.

Requesting quotes for formal translation and formation of comparison matrix for selection of Supplier and/or informal translation of Tender Documentation via Google/MS Word

Scanning documents to PDF / Converting PDF to Word (Opening PDFs with MS Word vs. OCR Conversion).

Copy-typing and other administrative duties such as organising and ordering B&P Supporting docs in team sites and completion of visitor notification forms

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: ParkAir

Business Administration – Stamford (New College Stamford)

New College Stamford

Accountabilities:

  •  To carry out clerical and administrative duties as required, including word processing and updating of information databases for Construction, Plumbing and Automotive Apprenticeships.
  •  Provide general admin support to a high standard of accuracy and presentation.
  •  Provide information and answer queries from internal and external customers.
  •  Answer and direct telephone enquiries.
  •  To use a range of office IT packages to produce and update various documents, including presentations or presentation of apprenticeship data.
  •  Maintain documents, files and records, including maintenance of archiving.
  •  Monitor, purchase and store stationary.
  •  Raise purchase orders pertaining to Business Development.
  •  Collect and distribute post pertaining to Business Development.
  •  Assist with Internal or External Audits and Audit preparation.
  •  Maintain strict confidentiality and discretion at all times.
  •  Conform with the Health and Safety requirements relevant
  •  Provide occasional administrative support for other areas of Business Development as required.
  •  Assist with College enrolment, promotional events, induction and open evenings as required (which will entail occasional evening attendance, for which time off in lieu will be agreed).
  •  Any other duties, which may reasonably be regarded as commensurate with the responsibilities of the post.

Desired skills

  • Good IT skills
  • Clear and confident telephone manner
  • Highly organised

Personal qualities

  • Able to use initiative
  • Good communicator
  • Enthusiastic

Desired qualifications

  • English and maths GCSE grade C or above (or equivalent)

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: NCS

Business Administration – Peterborough (Broadway Theatre)

Broadway Theatre

Duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Providing office support including customer and employee support
  • Keeping well-organised files and records of business activity
  • Keeping computer databases and diary systems up to date
  • Interacting with customers and suppliers either on the phone or in person
  • Answering phones and connecting calls to the proper department
  • Taking phone messages and passing them on
  • Following up on business communications, billing, and ordering
  • Communicating with materials suppliers and vendors
  • Invoicing
  • Collecting and inputting company data
  • Learning about the company’s mission and available products/services
  • Providing customers with information about what products/services are available and how to access them
  • Building relationships with customers, stakeholders and users
  • Sending emails
  • Preparing documents by printing, copying, and binding
  • Writing and editing company correspondence
  • Collecting and sorting post
  • Assisting with minor technical support
  • Scheduling appointments and events
  • Ordering office stationery and other supplies
  • Preparing rooms by setting up chairs and getting refreshments
  • Participating in office meetings and taking meeting minutes
  • Giving feedback on office efficiency and suggesting possible improvements
  • Being ready for any other administrative tasks that are required

Desired skills

  • Team player
  • Good IT skills
  • Confident
  • Organised approach to work
  • Flexible approach to working
  • Customer care

Personal qualities

  • Good communicator
  • Creative
  • Able to use own initiative
  • Interest in theatre (desirable)

Desired qualifications

  • Maths GCSE C or above
  • English GCSE C or above
  • ICT GCSE C or above

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: Broadway

Health & Social Care – Corby (Teamwork Trust)

Teamwork Trust

The apprentice will work within our Enabling team:

  • To assist the Centre staff in enabling and guiding members in work based therapies
  • To assist the Education staff with Education and Training provision for the members
  • To assist the Centre staff to ensure effective care and recovery therapy for all
  • Assisting Centre Staff in the development and planning of all programmes
  • Assisting in the provision of in-centre training and education for members in accordance with the objectives agreed with the tutor
  • Interacting and encouraging friendship between members
  • Ensuring work application so that each member develops in accordance with their agreed care and recovery programme
  • Working with centre staff to deliver induction, fire safety and health and safety training to members
  • Maintaining a high level of working relations so as to maintain a fair, pleasant and therapeutic environment
  • Assisting in conducting monthly assessments of members
  • Assisting in the weekly monitoring of member’s hours of attendance and calculate expenses accordingly

Teamwork’s Centres are factory based, therefore the successful candidate will be working in a factory environment. There is a possibility that the successful candidate will be required to train to use a forklift truck and other basic industrial equipment. A willingness to learn to drive and obtain a driving licence would be advantageous but not essential. The successful candidate will be encouraged to obtain a certificate in food hygiene, and will eventually be expected to prepare and cook meals in line with Teamwork’s commitment to provide a daily breakfast club and main meals twice a week. Some cleaning duties will be expected to be undertaken.

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work within a team,goodorganisational skills
  • Ability to listen to and followinstruction
  • Good standard of literacy andnumeracy
  • Aneagerness to learn and apositive ‘Can do’ attitude
  • Anunderstanding of person centreapproach tocare

Personal qualities

  • Hard working and flexible
  • Confidentand eager to learn
  • Caring andsupportive

Desired qualifications

  • Maths and English GCSE grade C or equivalent

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: Teamwork Trust

Chidcare Apprenticeship – Spalding (Sunflower Lodge)

Sunflower Lodge Childcare

Playing with the children

  • Assisting with mealtimes ensuring the children are encouraged to eat or fed where applicable
  • Meeting the children’s personal care needs, e.g. changing nappies, assisting with toileting
  • General cleaning, washing up after meals etc
  • Fulfilling key person responsibilities including communicating with the parents and completion of online learning journeys for the children
  • You must have a warm smiling face that makes every child feel special
  • You must be able to laugh at jokes you don’t understand or find funny
  • You’ll leave work every day messy and know that means it’s been a good day
  • You’ll be able to dress up as a pirate, alien, superhero, or fairy, whatever takes your fancy really and this be acceptable workwear
  • You’ll need to be able to sing a song, but not necessarily sing in tune
  • Most important is having fun

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Able to be attentive at all time

Personal qualities

  • Personable
  • Caring
  • Enthusiastic
  • Willing to help
  • Work under pressure in fast paced environment
  • Use of initiative

Desired qualifications

  • English & maths GCSE Grades A to C / 9 to 4 or equivalent

 

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: Sunflower

Business Administration – Peterborough (Index Property)

Index Property Informaiton Ltd – Peterborough

Duties include:

  • Online order processing
  • Customer service by telephone and e-mail
  • Data input
  • Filing and scanning
  • Sending out documents and quotes
  • General administration
  • Any other duties as requested by management

Desired skills

  • Good IT skills
  • Clear and confident telephone manner
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Highly organised
  • Team player
  • Flexible approach to work

Personal qualities

  • Able to use initiative
  • Good communicator
  • Enthusiastic

Desired qualifications

  • English and maths GCSE Grade C / Grade 4 (or equivalent quailfication) is required as a minimum for this role. An ICT qualification is desirable.

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: Index Property

Professional Chef Apprenticeship – Stamford (William Cecil)

THE WILLIAM CECIL HOTEL – STAMFORD

Have you genuine passion for cooking & looking for your first full time position in a dynamic kitchen under a talented head chefs with a wealth of knowledge? Be part of an awesome team & learn your craft with in a 2 Rosette environment.

You will be working along side our team developing your existing skills. The ideal candidate will be looking for a new challenge in a fast paced fresh food environment. You will be:

  • Motivated & energetic in a quality kitchen.
  • Well organised, have a creative outlook and a real interest in getting involved.

Typical duties:

  • Primarily supporting in our larder section.
  • Supporting our more senior chefs on breakfast, lunch & dinner service.
  • Supporting our chefs to achieve their daily mise en place.
  • Supporting our chefs to prepare staff meals.

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001328835

Professional Chef Apprenticeship – Stamford (Coach House Inn)

THE COACH HOUSE INN – STAMFORD

We are seeking an enthusiastic and passionate apprentice chef to join our team at The Coach House Inn. Very Good Rates of Pay!! Up to 40 Hours a week on varying shift patterns to include evening work.

Full Requirements of this job can vary slightly but will include

  • Good timekeeping
  • Can arrange own transport to and from work
  • Must complete this job in conjunction with accredited college course

Day to Day tasks will change but you will

  • Work cleanly & organise your section
  • Work breakfast service occasionally
  • Lunch & evening service
  • Prepare & cook all forms of meat, fish, vegetables, sauces & desserts
  • Make varieties of fresh bread
  • Learn to refine your presentation to match the quality of the food you prepare
  • Work with speed and precision to produce the result

Your responsibilities as an apprentice would be limited, however there are certain expectations:

  • To comply with food regulations
  • To come to work in a clean state with full clean uniform
  • To communicate well with other team members
  • To complete all jobs you are assigned to the best of your ability
  • To show respect to your colleagues
  • To complete all tasks that will be required in relation to your college course

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001326569

Professional Chef Apprenticeships – Oakham (Barnsdale Lodge)

BARNSDALE LODGE HOTEL

An exciting opportunity to join the team at Barnsdale Lodge Hotel as an apprentice chef. Overlooking the beautiful Rutland landscape or the picturesque courtyard, our kitchen brigade provides fine dining using many ingredients sourced from the wealth of fine produce found in our locality, and from our own vegetable and herb gardens.

  • Learn different procedures of food preparation
  • Prepare ingredients for dishes upon the instructions of the chef
  • Make sure that food supplies are stored properly and used resourcefully
  • Ensure that food items are properly rotated in refrigerators and any near expiry ones are dealt with accordingly
  • Set up food stations by following chef’s orders
  • Make sure that recipes are followed properly during food preparation and cooking time
  • Handle portion control requirements and presentation standards
  • Arrange food items aesthetically on serving plates
  • Make sure that the kitchen is clean and organised at all times
  • Ensure that best food practices and kitchen hygiene protocols are adhered to
  • Make sure that all leftover food is stored properly
  • Assist in checking food deliveries for both quantity and quality standards
  • Provide input into stock rotation activities and make sure that food inventory is in check
  • Maintain a “clean as you go” work ethic

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001323860

Hospitality Apprenticeship – Uffington (Bertie Arms)

BERTIE ARMS – UFFINGTON

An exciting opportunity to join the new team at The Bertie Arms as an apprentice working front of house. The pub is located on Bertie Road in Uffington, serving the local community.

Your day to day duties will include the following:

  • Work as a hands on member of the team, communicating with the kitchen.
  • Show enthusiasm and passion for delivering exceptional levels of customer care with an approachable and friendly manner.
  • Assist in maintaining the tidiness and cleanliness of the front and back of house areas of the pub.
  • Assist in preparations and set-up for events.
  • Have the ability to work under pressure and multitask.
  • Have the ability to work under own guidance.
  • Have a positive “can do” attitude.
  • Possess a smart, pristine appearance to adhere to the our presentation standards.

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001319331

Apprenticeship News

Overview

What will I study as an apprentice?

A set of separate qualifications called a ‘framework’ make up the Apprenticeship, as this is not a qualification in its own right. Frameworks usually consist of three components – an NVQ, Functional Skills, and a Technical Certificate, and are set by standard setting bodies that represent employers’ needs, called Sector Skills Councils. As an apprentice you will take tests for technical knowledge and be assessed by an occupational competent assessor in your workplace.

New Apprenticeship Standards are currently being developed and are slowly replacing the current frameworks. The new Standards will have rigorous end point assessments (EPA) that are independently administered to verify the competence of the apprentice.

What qualifications do I need to become an apprentice?

The ability to complete the programme and determination to succeed are the most important attributes for a potential apprentice. General ability in English, Maths and ICT will be assessed by New College Stamford. For example, for an Automotive Apprenticeship you will need to pass the SelectorAhead assessments before commencing your programme.

However, as a general guide, the following qualifications are required as a minimum:

  • Intermediate (Level 2) Apprenticeship: 2 GCSEs A to D Grade or equivalent e.g. NVQ Level 1.
  • Advanced (Level 3) Apprenticeship: 5 GCSEs A to C Grade or equivalent e.g. NVQ Level 2.

What can I expect to be paid as an apprentice?

The Government’s minimum wage rate for apprentices is £3.50 per hour. The rate applies to:

  • Apprentices under 19.
  • Apprentices aged 19 and over but in the first year of their Apprenticeship.

However, this is only a minimum hourly rate. Employers are encouraged to pay more where possible.

Further information can be found at GOV. UK here

What are the advantages and disadvantages of Apprenticeships?

Apprenticeships have many advantages, here are just some.

  • They get paid, which means that they will be earning and learning.
  • The learning is delivered by a combination of attending college and learning at work – a good mix for those that do not want to remain in the classroom all day.
  • They will receive recognised qualifications including NVQs, Functional Skills (or GCSE) and a Technical Certificate.
  • They will be trained to do a job – and learn skills they can apply to real situations which they can use in the future to ‘hit the ground running’. They will also have a reference from their original employer that will support any future job applications.
  • Employers will often support their staff to study for higher qualifications such as HNC, HND, and Foundation Degrees so the apprentice can continue to study and work at the same time. This will help them avoid the costs that Full-Time undergraduates can face. However, there are some disadvantages to Apprenticeships – Studying at a higher level can take longer with some Apprenticeships – but this should be offset against the debts incurred with Full-Time study.
  • Some young people would prefer to learn in an academic environment not the workplace. Not every occupation can support Apprenticeships and they may have to take the academic route instead.

How can I apply and gain an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships should not be considered an easy option, and there is competition to gain one. You will need the following:

  • The right qualifications and job opportunity (particularly for an Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship).
  • To be aged between 16-23 years ideally – although older students can apply and be accepted for an Apprenticeship. At level 3, the 19+ Advanced Learning Loan may be a better option for more mature students.
  • An employer that is willing to take you on – although we can offer help with this in some instances.
  • A willingness to learn and succeed, and a flair for the area that you are applying for.

To search and apply for an apprenticeship, click here.

Apprenticeship Funding

Age 16 to 18 are fully funded by the Skills Funding Agency (SFA). No employer contribution required.

Age 19 and over are only part funded by the SFA. An employer contribution towards training and support costs may be required.