Exponential Living (Catford) Administrative Support Officer - Traineeship

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Wage: This is an unpaid Traineeship work placement. Lunch and Travel will be paid for by the employer as applicable.

Working week:
Week 1 - pre-employment support with Hawk Training. Week 2 to 8 - in the workplace - 10hrs per week Monday and Tuesday. During the 9 am to 2 pm work hours.

Apprenticeship duration: 
8 weeks

Apprenticeship level: 
Pre-employment programme

Catford, South London

Start date:
October 2021

Exponential Living (Catford) Administrative Support Officer - Traineeship


About Traineeships
A traineeship is a course with work experience that gets you ready for work or an apprenticeship. It can last up to 12 months.
You can apply if you’re:

  • eligible to work in England
  • unemployed and have little or no work experience
  • aged 19 to 24 and qualified below Level 4

You’ll get:

  • a work experience placement
  • help with English and maths (if you need it)

You won’t be paid, but you may be given expenses for things like travel and meals.

About the placement
The role of the Administrative Support Officer is to assist the directors to make best use of their time by dealing with secretarial and administrative tasks. This will include property searches, home design, sourcing of furniture, data entry, help developing task forms for clients and staff. Having an input in design documents and attending focus groups will also be a pivotal part of the role. The successful candidate will need to be confident with utilising a wide range of software including word, powerpoint, and excel. There will be an expectation to conduct research where necessary and present your findings to the directors.

The successful candidate will be led by the director and each task would be explained and provided with clear objectives. Training on report writing and presentation skills will be provided.

Traineeship Pre-employment programme
A traineeship is a skills development programme that includes a work placement. It can last from 6
weeks up to 1 year. Our traineeship will last between 8 to 12 weeks dependent on individual need.
Traineeships help you get ready for an apprenticeship or job if you don’t have the appropriate skills
or experience.

A traineeship is an excellent way to prepare you for an apprenticeship or for entry into
employment. At a time when young people face even more challenge and competition in the labour
market from older and more experienced workers, a traineeship can be the step up that you need
to launch your career and enter the labour market.

Enrolling on a traineeship is an opportunity to support you into work and help tackle youth
unemployment. Traineeships allow employers to nurture young people to find the right candidate
for their job roles and ensure you fit with the culture of their organisation.

The programme is split into two themes.
Theme 1 - Business Fundamentals:

  • Introduction to your Traineeship
  • British Values
  • Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • Sector Specific Skills
  • Your Rights and Responsibilities
  • Skills and Qualities for Employment
  • Personal Growth and Development

Theme 2 - Employability Skills:

  • Self‐Assessment and Awareness
  • Building Teamworking
  • Communication
  • Interview Skills
  • CV Writing
  • Exit Interview and Feedback

Future Prospects/Progression
There will be the opportunity for the candidates to remain in the role providing further administrative support to the business.

Skills required
Polished communication skills both verbal and written.

Good organisational skills to enable the job to get done. i.e., meeting deadlines, prioritising tasks, and ability to work effectively alone and as part of a team.

Qualifications required
Ability to use IT. A passionate and enthusiastic attitude to make a positive impact.

Personal qualities
The successful candidate should display compassion, enthusiasm, passion, friendly, honest, and non-judgmental attitude. They should have the ability to work effectively within a team as well as lone working remotely. They will be reliable and confident to share any positive ideas they may have in regards improvements to our service to benefit the service users.

Reality Check?
Most working will be done remotely with team meetings being held online.

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