We operate a bilingual policy. All applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

Apprentice Business Administrator (Childcare Unit)

Closing date: 11/06/2023

Reference: REQ104606

37 hours / Fixed-Term

20,111 *


*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

Are you 16 and just starting out in the world of work? Are you looking for a career change or returning to work following unemployment or a career break? An apprenticeship with us offers an excellent opportunity to learn new skills and develop your career whilst earning a wage!

Join the busy Childcare Unit located within Schools Service and develop the skills to promote and support development opportunities for the childcare sector across Ceredigion.

The Childcare Unit offers a variety of support for the registered and unregistered childcare sector across the county. This includes arranging relevant mandatory and continuous professional development training opportunities, sharing information via a variety of methods, administering grant opportunities for the sector and much more.

As a key part of the team, you will provide day to day general administration support including responding to queries by phone and email. Fluent in Welsh and English you will need good IT, organisational and people skills to follow the grant processing systems, collation of reports and evidence of spend.

Working closely with the other services, you will assist in gathering and preparing reports, and provide support to the implementation of the Childcare Sufficiency Assessment action plan.

The usual location for this post is Canolfan Rheidol, Aberystwyth, however due to the hybrid model you will be given the option to work from home.  It is therefore essential that you have access to a reliable internet connection and suitable space to work from home.

Your role as an apprentice will include completing a Level 2 qualification in Business Administration as part of your Apprenticeship. Your work pattern will incorporate study leave in order to complete your apprenticeship. Workshops will be held online on a monthly basis by our training provider, Ceredigion Training.

Unfortunately, you will not be eligible to apply for this apprenticeship if you hold:

  • a degree in any subject;
  • a BTEC or GCSE or higher-level qualification in Business Administration.

Please note that once submitted, all applications will be subject to apprenticeship training provider eligibility checks. This is completed using the information you have provided on your application form.

Please ensure that you read the job description and person specification thoroughly, as well as the FAQs on our early careers web page to check the eligibility requirements.

Job Description and Person Specification

For an informal discussion about this apprenticeship please contact Carys Davies on 01545 574106.

Note: We reserve the right to change the application window so that it closes earlier or later than currently advertised.

What we offer

Work-life balance

Lifestyle savings scheme

Generous employer pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Learning and development

Where you'll work

Democratic Services

We play a key role in ensuring the smooth and efficient management of the decision-making process of the Council, including support and advice to Councillors; PA, administrative and project management support to all service areas; facilitating elections; the communications team; translation and the Welsh Language policy officer.  Our key functions include: 

  • Corporate Service Support: PA and Administrative support; Business support including project management and minute taking.
  • Democratic Services: Councillors; Council, Cabinet, Overview and Scrutiny Committees and Regulatory Committees.
  • Electoral Services: General and local elections; Management of electoral register.
  • Communications Team: Manage communication activities corporately; support services in campaigns and projects; deal with the press and media; develop and issue press releases; manage social media pages.
  • Translation: Documents and simultaneous translation.
  • Welsh Language Standards: Operational; Policy making; Promotion; Monitoring; Service delivery.
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