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Business Admin Apprenticeship | Kidderminster college

Are you looking for an apprenticeship in the West Midlands?

Are you attending Kidderminster college?

Do you have aspirations in Business Administration?

Do you want experience working for a charitable, not-for-profit organisation?

Our apprenticeship offers a young person the opportunity to kick start their career alongside studying. You’d be working in a team of dedicated professionals who will support you as you learn about the charity sector which is a great addition to any CV.

The position is varied, rewarding and encourages people to think outside of the box to engage and provide key services to our foster carers and social workers. If successful throughout the placement, a permanent position as Regional Administrator will be on offer so you can continue your development with The CFT.

Hear from our previous apprentice here –

I worked at the CFT for 12 months as a business admin apprentice in the Bromsgrove office.

The staff were all extremely accommodating and friendly and regardless of their specified job role they would all be more than happy to help with any issues, provide assistance or explain things to me as a un-experienced student straight from college. Due to this I learnt a lot of new skills at the CFT which will be useful to me forever, I was given freedom to take on new responsibilities and encouraged to do things which were out of my comfort zone which again which I knew that I was only able to do with the assistance and support of the staff here.

The people here really made the difference and made it an enjoyable place to work, with new things happening everyday – it was always very varied. There was a real close-knit kind of community feeling where not only did the staff get on well but also everyone was very ‘switched on’ with regard to the foster families and the children in their care. It did not seem as though anyone was just working here for the money or selfish reasons, but to actually try and make a difference.

I think that the management, particularly in this office, was one of the best that I have ever worked under. My supervisor and the regional manager were very approachable and I knew that if I had any concerns I would be more than happy to go and speak to either of them. I met the CEO a couple of times and she always seemed incredibly invested in the company and the well-being of the children in their authority.

Former apprentice

If this sounds like a challenge you want to take on, and you want to join a progressive, UK-wide fostering charity then get in touch!

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So come prepared with your questions. Plus its our opportunity to get to know you, understand your motivation to work in this sector and get a good understanding of your experience and background.
The first step.
Is either a face to face interview carried out in person or via TEAMS. If you’re successful, the next stage is a more formal interview with at least two members of our team. At least one of the interview panel will have been trained in the NSPCC safer recruitment standards.
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Or we might ask you to prepare a presentation or other sample of work. Think about what the role requires and prepare to show you’re a great fit.
We’ll carry out a criminal record check.
Bring the necessary identity documents to your formal interview. The address on the documents should match the address on your application form. You’ll need proof of your right to work in the UK, you will be provided with a list of approved identification documents in line with The Disclosure and Barring Service and proof of your address.
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Apply via our application form.
We require a fully completed application form, we’ll ask for your full employment history from age 16, include all job titles, employment dates and your reason for leaving – and if there are any gaps, please tell us why.
We’ll need contact details of referees.
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We’ll carry out a criminal record check.
If you’ve lived abroad within the last ten years, you might also be asked to complete an overseas criminal record check.
If your application is successful.
There may be some more pre-employment checks specific to the role, but a member of our HR Team will be in touch to talk you through what’s needed.
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