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Apprentice Fleet Administrator

Organisation:Nottingham City Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 

Salary:National Minimum Wage (according to age) 

NPPV Required:No 

Appointment Type:Apprenticeship 

Location:Nottingham City Council - Eastcroft Depot, London Road, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG2 3AH 

Reference:CO1796 

Closing date:02 September 2022 at midnight 


Title: Apprentice Business Support Assistant Level 2
 
Are you:
 
- Interested in earning money AND gaining a Nationally recognised qualification?
- Wanting to work for a great Council that supports your development, will give you a great annual leave entitlement plus access to benefits saving you £££'s on things like holidays, cinema tickets, high street vouchers and much more?
- Passionate about making a difference to the City and people of Nottingham?
 
If the answer is yes - we've got a fantastic opportunity for you!
 
Nottingham City Council are recruiting an Apprentice Business Support Assistant Level 2
 
Location: Eastcroft Depot
 
Salary will be between £9,279 to £17,710 in the first year, rising to £18,328 in the second year if the successful applicant is over the age of 23. Salary will be based on age, linked with national minimum wage rates. To commence as a Fixed Term Contract for 16 months to cover the duration of this entry level apprenticeship with the potential to be moved into a level 3 Business Administrator apprenticeship on successful completion of the level 2 apprenticeship.
 
Nottingham City Council are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we are striving to have a reflective workforce of the citizens we serve.
 
We are looking for an Apprentice who will commit to our organisation, are able to demonstrate a great work ethic and want to develop and enhance their skills.
 
What do Fleet Services offer?
 
Fleet services is a team of 45 employees that provide central in-house vehicle workshop and fleet compliance and administrative support to front line operation services for 475 vehicles at the Council, including Highways, Community Protection, Passenger Transport, Street Scene, Parks & Open Spaces and Domestic and Commercial Waste services.
 
What are the main functions of Fleet Services?
 
Functions within the service are Fleet Management (which is clased as vehicle and driver management) and can include a range of functions, such as vehicle procurement, leasing and financing, licensing and compliance and accident management; vehicle telematics (tracking and diagnostics), driver management, speed management, fuel management, health and safet management, and vehicle re-marketing.
 
Fleet Management is a function which allows organisations like Nottingham City Council which rely on fleet operations in the organisation to remove or minimise the risks associated with vehicle investment, improving efficiency, productivity and reducing the overall fleet operations costs, and providing 100% compliance with government legislation (duty of care) and many more.
 
The successful candidate will work as part of a team to train and learn the extensive requirements of vehicle procurement and disposal for the Councils fleet and assetts. They will work to ensure competency and skill is obtained to ensure compliance with statutory legislation, the legal requirements of the Councils Operator Licence, DVSA requirements and internal Council policies and procedures.
 
Fleet services also have three workshops over two main operational depots. These workshops allow for trained and experienced vehicle mechanics to provide service, maintenace and repair support to the diverse range of vehicles on the fleet.
 
What have Fleet Services achieved?
 
Fleet services have won multiple awards in recent years as recognition of the work done by the Council on transforming our vehicles in to a clean, modern fleet which is fit for the future and meets the needs of our citizens. To win the awards it evidences the financial benefits of an electric fleet and makes it clear that Nottingham City Council are setting the standard when it comes to fleet operations. 55% of our fleet will be electric by the end of the year.
 
As part of this role, the successful applicant will be required to undertake the Customer Service Practitioner level 2 apprenticeship. The training will be paid for through the Government's Apprenticeship Levy. This will involve 20% of the contracted hours being committed to learning and training that takes place off the job. The duration of this apprenticeship is 16 months.
 
Apprenticeships are no longer limited to a specific age group and are available to anyone aged 16 and over who is not in full-time education and is eligible to work and study in the UK. An apprenticeship is a combination of employment and training that leads to a nationally recogised qualification upon completion.
 
As an employer we will be committed to ensuring that a structured plan is in place to support and enable you to complete your apprenticeship. More information about the content of the apprenticeship can be found at Customer service practitioner / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.
 
The successful candidate will be organised and enthusiastic with drive, determination and a strong emphasis on excellent customer service, with an ability to pay attention to detail and work to deadlines.
 
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:
 
  • Interested in working within the Fleet industry
  • Interested in working in a vehicle procurement and compliance environment
  • Broad experience of verbal and written communication
  • Able to use MS Office software packages to carry out basic tasks
  • Ability to work co-operatively and flexibly
  • Willingness and a commitment to undertake a Customer Service Practitioner level 2 apprenticeship on commencement of employment. This is expected to take approximately 16 months
  • To not be overqualified already in the topic of the apprenticeship - to ensure that prior qualifications and experience will not prevent enrolment onto the apprenticeship, confirmation will be sought in advance of invitation to interview
  • You should hold level 2 or equivalent (GCSE grade C/4 or higher) in English and Mathematics, or you will need to commit to achieving these during the course.
 
To ensure that prior qualifications and experience will not prevent enrolment onto the apprenticeship, confirmation will be sought in advance of invitation to interview. In order for your application to progress through the process, your contact details will be sent to the training provider for the apprenticeship in order for them to arrange functional skills tests to determine maths and english levels. If you object to this, please contact the named person below to discuss it with. Please be aware your application will stall as the testing is something we have to facilitate as part of the application/appointment process.
 
For more information, please view the Job Description and Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.

 
For informal enquiries please contact Shane Staley, Fleet Manager. Telephone: 07793935496 Email: shane.staley@nottinghamcity.gov.uk
 
Useful information for Applicants
 
Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions information, which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working, and our Total Rewards Package, which includes information on some of the great benefits when working for Nottingham City Council.
 
We particularly want to hear from you if you are from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic community, identify within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community (LGBT) and if you are Disabled - these groups of people are underrepresented in our workshop, and we'd like to reflect our local population more through our recruitment processes.

 
Nottingham City Council are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we are striving to have a reflective workforce of the citizens we serve. As a result of our commitment, we anonymise all applications to remove the risk of unconscious bias. The application process will capture your personal details (including your name) and these details will only be made visible to recruiting managers once the shortlisting stage has been completed.
 
If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact https://emss.freshdesk.com/support/home
We’ve got an exciting opportunity available for talented individuals to join our workforce - perhaps this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for? Read on to find out more…
Nottingham City Council is known for inclusivity and innovation, and we are continually working around the clock to deliver services for Nottingham’s citizens, visitors and investors.
Our aspiration is to make Nottingham a Great City, but to do this we need to be a Great Council, provide Great Services and recruit and develop a Great Workforce.
We will value your contributions, promote flexible and modern ways of working, will double your monthly pension contributions, offer a very generous 25-32 days holiday package each year (exclusive of public bank holidays and dependent on length of service) and give you the option to purchase up to 28 days additional holiday tax-free!
Nottingham City Council is committed to recruiting a talented workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We are a fair and inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and with different abilities. We recruit for diversity and value difference.
We particularly want to hear from you if you are from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic community, identify within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community (LGBT) and if you are Disabled - these groups of people are underrepresented in our workforce, and we’d like to reflect our local population more through our recruitment processes.
We have always been open to flexible working and the COVID-19 pandemic provided us with some new options to work in a completely different way. We welcome a conversation about flexible working at the point of interview.


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