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 (Corporate Service Support)

Closing date: 11/06/2023

Reference: REQ104614

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!

As part of the ongoing development of our Corporate Service Support (CSS) function an opportunity has arisen for us to fill an Apprentice Business Administrator Officer role within our structure.

As a key part of the team, you will provide day to day general administration support including overseeing email accounts, data entry, answering telephones and message taking. Fluent in Welsh and English you will need good IT, organisational and people skills with an excellent attention to detail.

On the job training will be provided and you may specialise in certain activities and be allocated to support a specific service area/team. As your knowledge and confidence grows you will experience working across various teams to enhance your knowledge of the services provided by the council and your ability to step into any area of work as required.

Your role as an apprentice will include completing a Level 2 qualification in Business Administration. Your work pattern will incorporate study leave in order to complete your apprenticeship. Workshops will be held monthly 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 Greg Jones on 01970 633358.

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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