Administrative Assistant Apprentice

University of Exeter - Campus Infrastructure & Operational Support Services

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction. Exeter has over 4,600 staff and 21,000 students from more than 130 different countries and is amongst the top universities worldwide according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Apprentices at the University are a valued addition to our existing teams, and enhance skills to meet our existing and future skills gaps. On successful completion of your apprenticeship you will have gained invaluable skills and qualifications and, most importantly, an unrivalled experience.

This full-time fixed term apprenticeship role is available from 22nd January 2018 until 31st July 2019.

The successful applicant will be enrolled on Business and Administration - Level 2 with Exeter College working as part of the Technical Administration Team, Estate Services in Exeter. The Apprenticeship will include elements of on-the-job and off-the-job training leading to industry recognised nationally recognised qualification.

This role is within the Technical Administration Team to deliver an efficient and effective administrative and financial support service to Estate Services, in support of the delivery of their strategic objectives.

The Technical Administration Team within Estate Services support the directorates of Built Estate, Engineering & Direct Works and Grounds. Support for the contracts, maintenance, engineering, surveying and project management teams focusses on the delivery of the capital and maintenance strategies of the University. The successful delivery of the same supports the University vision towards Global 100 with the effective delivery of the maintenance and capital programme, which in turn supports the expansion in student numbers & research; & other key goals.

As you learn and develop on our apprenticeship scheme, you will earn a competitive salary, with incremental pay rises each year rewarding your achievement, knowledge and experience.

We also have a very generous holiday allowance of 39 days, automatic enrolment to our employer pension scheme, support with professional registration, on-site discounts, and access to our fantastic sports facilities. For further information, see the benefits of working here.

Training provider initial assessment & University interviews will take place on 12th January 2018.

Please note that your submitted application will be shared with our training provider in order to shortlist for the role you are applying for. Shortlisting will be undertaken during week commencing 2nd January 2018.

Before submitting an application you may wish to discuss the post further by contacting Laura Kellaway on telephone 01392 72224 or email

Applications should be made via our website. For more information and to apply online please press the apply button below. Please quote reference number P01015 in any correspondence.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer.  We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution.  Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

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