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Business Administration Apprentice in Mental Health Directorate

Job Reference: 313-A-22-115591-SG

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
£9,406 per annum (Apprentice salary)

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1 million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Kickstart your NHS career with us at Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust!

We are looking to recruit a number of caring, compassionate and motivated individuals to join our Trust as full time Business Administration Apprentices. The duration of the course is 16 months. Following successful completion of the course you will be offered a substantive (permanent) post at the Trust.

As an Apprentice you will be working in a supported learning environment whilst developing your skills, knowledge and experience during the apprenticeship period.

How does it work?

You will:

  • Be a Business Administration Apprentice training to be a Business Administrator.
  • Have the opportunity to access work and earn a wage as you learn “on the job". Being an apprentice is often the first step to a career in the NHS. It is an opportunity for you to experience work, study, and learn new skills.
  • Work towards achieving a Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship education programme. During the apprenticeship you will undertake work-based assessments, complete assignments/projects relating to the apprenticeship framework and present evidence portfolios for assessment within specified timeframes for apprenticeship accreditation.
  • Be assessed throughout the apprenticeship contract in regard to practice and education and will be expected to complete the essential elements of the apprenticeship within a 16 month time frame.
  • Gain work experience in a variety of administration tasks and processes.

In order to succeed in these great roles, we are looking for people who:

  • Must have Maths and English skills equivalent to GCSE level E or above; or from 2017 GCSE grade 4 or above; or Functional Skills at level 1 or above
  • Can demonstrate the Trust's values (as highlighted on the attached Job and Person specification)
  • Can demonstrate a caring and compassionate disposition and commitment to work in a challenging but rewarding environment
  • Have good interpersonal and communication skills; both written and verbal
  • Are able to maintain confidentiality of information at all times
  • Are capable of working as part of a team
  • Are flexible due to the requirement of working an internal rotation
  • Are conscientious, caring, respectful and personable

Formal interviews will be held on w/c 18/4 and 25/4.

Full time: Working Monday to Friday 37.5 hours per week (7.5 hours a day).

Closing date for applications: 8th April 2022.



Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information are contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For rostered areas, these are set in advance at a team level and you will join an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider appointable applicants for similar vacancies in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles new staff (excluding medical staff) are appointed subject to a 6 month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. We actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants ‘at risk’ within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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