Admin Apprentice

Type: Apprentice
Region: East Midlands

Salary: Starting £230 per week with clear progression through apprenticeship to £400 per week at qualification

Hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm – 35hrs

Location: Nottingham

Contract Type: Fixed Term 18months

Course Information: Business Administration Level 3 – You will be allocated the time required during the working week to attend learning that supports your apprenticeship course.

Benefits: 30 days’ Annual Leave increasing to 35 days’ with length of service + Bank Holidays, Company Pension Scheme, Life Insurance x 2, Employee Discount Scheme, Paid training with a view to obtaining a recognised qualification within Administration, Completion of Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English alongside your qualification & On-Site Free Parking

About Us

Fostering People are an innovative developing provider with an outstanding inspection rating. We have a reputation for providing exceptional support to our children, foster parents and to our dedicated and passionate staff team.

Established in 2000, our reputation and positive approach has enabled us to achieve growth in the fostering sector. Today we’re present in even more communities: Scotland, the North East, North West, West Midlands, East of England and Yorkshire. In these places, the excellence of our work means we are the preferred choice of partner for many local authorities, who trust us to provide a high quality and caring local service. Just as importantly, so do foster parents in these communities.

We have received 4 consecutive Outstanding inspections from Ofsted, the most recent in 2023.

We have an exciting new opening for an enthusiastic Admin Apprentice to join our Head Office in Nottingham. This Apprenticeship will provide an exciting opportunity for someone who is keen to kick-start their career in Business Administration.

Click here to view 10 reasons why to choose an apprenticeship with us

Key responsibilities

  • Act as first point of contact for our customers and portray a positive, professional and helpful image of the organisation and ensure safeguarding and complaints are managed in line with procedures
  • Undertake a wide range of administrative tasks and duties including travel booking and accommodation, monthly reporting, event planning, stock ordering, and invoicing are just some of the tasks
  • Working as part of the Admin Team ensuring that key tasks are completed according to company timelines
  • Use of IT packages including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams and Access as well as company database ‘Charms’
  • Ensure all email communications to staff and external agencies are presented within the guidelines of the company’s electronic communications policy
  • Attend and participate at team meetings

The ideal candidate must have the following skills and experience:

  • Basic administration skills
  • GCSE/equivalent in Maths and English – This can be completed alongside your qualification if not already obtained.
  • Ability to manage own workload and work independently
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • An understanding of the use of IT and electronic communications including Microsoft Office (eg Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • Good organisational skills
  • Be open to direction, using initiative to seek advice where necessary

If this sounds like it could be you, we would like to hear from you.

To find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Sophie Weightman – Office Manager on 01159 455 445.

The successful candidate will be required to complete a standard DBS check, the cost of which will be met by Polaris.

Polaris is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates.

Polaris is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment

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