Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Truro


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The apprenticeships we advertise differ slightly so make sure that you read the descriptions and Role Profiles to decide which apprenticeship/s you are interested in. You can state your preferences in the application form.

About us

Cornwall Council is committed to safeguarding and is an equal opportunities employer. Please also view our webpage about working for Cornwall Council.

About the Role

An exciting role has arisen for an Administrative Assistant in the Neighbourhoods and Public Protection service.

The Neighbourhoods and Public Protection service are responsible for:

Community Protection, Licensing and Enforcement

Business Support and Registration Service

Libraries and Information Service

Service Support

You will assist by providing administrative assistance for the PA to the Service Director and the Senior Leadership team, which is an excellent opportunity to develop communication skills in a business environment and build a professional career.

There will be occasions where travel to other locations is required. Travel expenses will be reimbursed.

Please view the Administrative Assistant Role Profile .

This is a 12 months fixed term contract to undertake a Level 2 Business Administration apprenticeship.

Please have a look at our case studies to find out about potential career paths.

This is a fixed term contract and may represent a suitable secondment opportunity for existing Cornwall Council employees. If you wish to be considered for a secondment, please obtain your manager’s permission before applying.

About you

About you

You will be willing to undertake a programme of work, study and training designed to develop your skills and abilities to achieve the Level 2 qualification in Business & Administration.

Apprenticeships require the ability to undertake regular learning, which may include: travel to the learning provider's location (e.g. college); distance and online learning as required. Travel expenses will be reimbursed.

The learning provider (e.g. college), location and dates will be confirmed ASAP upon appointment; the learning provider will contact the successful applicant directly to arrange any additional training programme assessments/interviews.

You will have the ability to communicate with others using a range of media, use your initiative and to work effectively with the team to support the delivery of service objectives.

You are required to have a full UK driving license.

I'm interested - what should I do next?

- Have you visited our apprenticeships webpage?
- Have you read the different descriptions and Role Profiles for each position available above?
- Have you decided which apprenticeships you would like to apply for?

If you have answered yes to all of the questions above – great! You now need to complete an application form and explain why you would be the best person for one of these amazing opportunities.

What should I write on my application?

Before completing your application form, please view our webpage on completing your application form and supporting statement.

To Apply

Please click on the apply online button to register or complete an application form.

This position will close at midnight on the closing date 19th May 2019.

Interviews are planned for 3rd June 2019.

Our aim is for the successful applicant/s to start work week beginning 24th June 2019; new apprentices will need to attend an apprentice welcome event during that week on 26th June 2019.

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