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Job Description

Apprentice Business Administration
Temporary for 12 months, - (with progression opportunities available for successful candidates)

Full Time (37.5 hpw)
Salary £4.35 to £8.21 per hour, depending on age (this is reflective of NMW) plus brilliant benefits!
Shaping our future with brilliant apprentices! That’s when it hits home.
Our award winning apprenticeship programme has been designed to get our customers on the career ladder! (How awesome is that!) Don’t be put off by the word apprentice as you can be any age to apply.

So what’s so great about this apprenticeship? Well, your wage will be higher than the national apprenticeship minimum wage, so start planning what to spend that extra cash on! You’ll be employed for a 12 month period to get stacks of experience and launch your career! You’ll start at NVQ level 2 (equivalent to a GCSE) with a possible progression to level 3 (equivalent to A-levels) and many apprentices secure a permanent role with us! Who knows where future you will end up!

Some of our apprentices say "Working at Home Group enables me to do what I love, receive a wage and develop my skills" and "I would happily tell anyone thinking of becoming an apprentice that it provides a worthwhile qualification and experience that could lead to a very good career".
About the role
You’ll be working in our Human Resources and Development department as part of our fabulous Colleague Services team who are super passionate about providing brilliant administration and customer service to our internal teams and colleagues on everything that we do relating to our people! 
Our HRD family is made up of our lovely colleagues in HR, Resourcing, Learning and Organisational Development, Apprenticeships, Reward and Colleague Services (the best team....) which you will become part of! You will report into Tracey who has worked in Home Group for 10 years and has a passion for people as well as gin! Alongside Tracey are six fabulous administrators (some of which started as apprentices themselves) who work hard to provide admin support to all of HRD in a variety of ways, and deliver great results. It’s not all just work though, we also love a team buffet with plenty of cake.
Who we’re looking for
Ideally you will have good written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills and basic Microsoft Office Skills but before long you’ll be a real whizz!   You be great at working with people as part of a team, but must be able to work independently and use your initiative. You’ll be keen to learn from others how to prioritise and manage your work load, but an eye for detail is important.
You'll discover that here at Home Group we're a genuinely diverse and inclusive organisation. We are a Mindful Employer, are Disability Confident as well as being a Stonewall top 100 employer. What that means is that we will truly welcome and support you to be your best. You can also download our Business Administration Apprenticeship Job description.
You’re unique!
Home Group play a big part in tackling prejudice and discrimination.  We want you to be yourself at here and value everything that makes you unique. So whatever your race, sexuality, disability, religion, gender or even non-gender, we recognise and celebrate your differences. Together we make Home Group a great place to work!
What’s on offer?
Our apprenticeship programme, which is a combination of a nationally accredited professional qualification, a competitive salary as well as a fantastic range of benefits, will make a real difference to your life inside and outside of work. You can download our Apprenticeship Candidate Pack to find out more.
Our apprentices say ‘So pleased I will be getting an NUS (student discount) card from my employer – another reason to say that Home Group is a great place to work.’ To top this off, we also have a full recognition scheme including an annual Apprentice Award Ceremony – will you be our next Star?
The job for you?
Great, all you need to do now is upload a covering letter and your CV. Please do include the covering letter as we really want to know more about what you will bring to the role, your experience and for you to tell us how you live our values every day.  To help, we’ve created a template for both which you can download in the job section of our website and if you are viewing the vacancy on our current job page by clicking how to apply.

A bit about us
As well as being recognised as one of the top three large employers for apprentices at the National Apprenticeship Awards 2018, we’re also one of the UK’s biggest providers of high quality housing and care and support services.  We’re one of the largest developers of new homes and providers of houses for affordable rent. 

What makes us No. 7 in the UK’s Best Large Places to Work or gives us Investors in People Gold Standard….? It’s our brilliant people like you!
Our values
At Home Group, we live by our values every day through our colleagues to provide a great service to our clients and customers.  To be a success with us you’ll need to be

Accountable (Don’t pass the buck – own it!), Commercial (Spending wisely and working creatively), Caring (Looking after one another) and Energised (Having a positive, can-do approach)

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