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FIXED TERM 16 Months: 37 hours per week
SALARY: £4.30 per hour
LOCATION: Tiverton

We have a vacancy for a Business Administration Apprentice within our Member Services team based at Phoenix House, Tiverton.


About the Role

This is an apprentice role and the successful candidate will be working within a small, friendly and supportive team in an office environment. You will be involved in a range of administrative functions including research to support the work of the Policy and Research Officer, organisation and helping to set up meetings, note taking of informal working groups and editing and publishing the Councillors weekly information sheet.

You will gain experience of using Microsoft applications and general office administration including best practice. The job role and responsibilities will focus on tasks and activities, which will support your learning and development as you progress through your Apprenticeship.


About You

You will need a GCSE equivalent in English and Maths at Grade 4/C or above or be willing to work towards a Level 2 in English, Maths and functional skills which is usually a 10 week programme and can form part of the Apprenticeship programme.


About the Apprenticeship

One day a week will be spent at Petroc College, Tiverton, with a college tutor to complete the Level 3 qualification in Business Administration in which you will develop your knowledge, skills and understanding to provide a high quality administrative service to the Member Services team.

The Level 3 Apprenticeship process will take approximately 16 months to complete and will be supported with on the job and off the job training by both your tutor and the Member Services Team.  You will have regular contact and access to your college tutor and a mentor within the workplace. 

In return, you will have the opportunity to broaden your knowledge of Local Government and Business Administration with the full support of an experienced team.

To find out more

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Sally Gabriel at

For full details please read the Job Description and Person Specification - DM06 - Member Services Apprentice.

The Job Description refers to the level of competencies required for this post. For an explanation of what this means, please see Core Competencies.

A satisfactory basic disclosure check and three years complete employment history will be requested in the event of you being offered the position.

How to apply

Please download and complete our Job Application Form and send to Alternatively, print and send by post to:

Human Resources
Mid Devon District Council
Phoenix House
Phoenix Lane
Tiverton, Devon
EX16 6PP

Please remember to quote the following post and vacancy numbers:

CLOSING DATE: 18 June 2021 at 1:00pm

We're committed to Equality of Opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

If we've not contacted you within two weeks of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Thank you for showing an interest in this vacancy and we wish you every success with your on-going job search.

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