Apprentice Administrative Assistant (Employment and Skills)

West Yorkshire Combined Authority
37 hours per week
Leeds City Centre (currently working remotely)
Full Time, Fixed Term, Apprenticeship
Grade D £16,016 –£18,544 per annum (2020 Award pending). Living Wage Supplement will be paid for salaries below £16,681

Kirklees Council are advertising this role on behalf of West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

Apprenticeships are for all ages. They are a great way to gain recognised industry qualifications and earn a salary at the same time.

We are looking to recruit an Apprentice Administrative Assistant to provide administrative support to the Employment and Skills team, within the Economic Services Directorate of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

The Role

Working as a pivotal member of the Employment and Skills team your work will be supporting a number of innovative projects that positively impact the lives of individuals and businesses in the region.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to undertake a Business Administrator Apprenticeship at Level 3. The apprenticeship will typically take 13 months to complete and would involve 6 x day workshops, mentor visits and end point assessment.

Leeds City Region is a dynamic and vibrant place to live, work and do business and we are seeking a hard-working and enthusiastic individual. The successful candidate will have a positive can-do attitude and strong communication skills. This is a busy and varied role and the successful candidate must be able to prioritise, meet multiple deadlines, use their initiative and work independently.

If you are looking for a new challenge or want to start a career in Business Administration, within a friendly and fast-paced team, we would like to hear from you. Please look at the Role Profile provided for more information about the role responsibilities.

About you

The key skills we are looking for you to be able to demonstrate are:

  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Excellent time management abilities
  • Ability to exercise own judgement to solve problems
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with key contacts
  • Competent user of Word, Excel and Microsoft packages
  • Working flexibly and collaboratively as part of the wider team
  • Well organised and able to prioritise own workload
  • Ability to work under pressure and to short deadlines
  • Strong customer service and communication skills

Alongside the apprenticeship, we offer an excellent benefits package including:

  • 28 Days Holiday plus bank holidays
  • Generous Employer-Contribution Pension Scheme,
  • Free Travel on rail and buses across West Yorkshire with the M-Card,
  • Flexible Working Practises with Health & Wellbeing initiatives to ensure you achieve the best work/life balance and career goals.

What next?

To submit your application form online please visit:  by 23:55 Monday 6th July 2020.

If you have any questions about the role, after reading the full role profile, please contact Danielle Hutchings, Project Manager- Careers on 0113 348 1017 or

Further information

Candidates will be notified of invitation to interview by e-mail and interviews will be carried out either by phone or video interview.

For more information about the work of WYCA, please visit 

West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s aim is to attract people from diverse backgrounds building an inclusive culture, we welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, race, gender, religion or beliefs, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation. In return we can offer a flexible and encouraging environment that will allow you to achieve your best work/life balance and career goals; with a range of benefits including a local government career average pension scheme and a fully funded travel MCard (zone 1-5). We are committed to enabling working parents to progress their careers and will consider requests for flexible working patterns and job share arrangements.

Please note: Whilst it is our policy to recruit at SP1 for all appointments, each role has career salary progression, with incremental increases applicable in most cases on an annual basis.

Given the high volumes of applications we receive we are unable to respond to every applicant, therefore if you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.

Candidate information will be retained by the Combined Authority for six months unless you make a request for this to be deleted.

06 July 2020, 11:55 PM

This vacancy is closed to applications.