Administrator (Quality Development) Apprentice

University of Exeter - Research Services (based in Doctoral College)

This full time apprenticeship post is available from 01 February 2017 until 31 July 2019 on a fixed term basis.   

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.  Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today.

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.

The role

The successful applicant will be enrolled on Business Administrator - Level 3 with Exeter College working as part of the Quality Development Team, Doctoral College in Exeter.  The Apprenticeship will include elements of on-the-job and off-the-job training leading to industry recognised nationally recognised qualification. 

The Quality Development Team are accountable for the alignment of PGR activity with the Quality Code, along with the administration of PGR student records. In your role you will support the efficient and effective running of the postgraduate administration team. 

About you

You will need to have:

  • The ability to communicate effectively with a diverse range of people, working with precision and accuracy with a high level of professionalism at all times.
  • The ability to work well as part of a team with the ability to work autonomously and be an effective communicator.
  • The ability to ensure that accurate records are maintained on our student records database and will have previous experience of managing data.
  • Prior experience of delivering exceptional customer service and of effectively handling complex enquiries with excellent attention to detail.

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 and University Interviews are expected to take place on Tuesday 16 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. 

Before submitting an application you may wish to discuss the post further by contacting Alison Stamps, email or telephone (01392) 72 3258.  

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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