Administration Apprentice
Reference No: 29840

Vacancy Filled

The University of Manchester
M13 9PT

About this opportunity

The centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) provides continuing professional development opportunities for pharmacy professionals. This role is to provide efficient, effective, friendly and flexible frontline assistance.

A normal day would include:
•General clerical support including word processing, filing, photocopying
•Data input and retrieval from IT systems
•Use of spreadsheets
•Responding to emails and other correspondence
•Dealing with pharmacy professionals in person, answering telephones, taking messages and live chat service.
•Placing requisitions , maintaining stationery and organising travel
•Assisting with the preparation for meetings e.g. refreshments, room bookings, distribution of papers etc
•Assistance in preparing induction packs for new members of staff
•Assisting with events and diary management/intranet updates
•Attending meetings and taking notes/minutes

The University of Manchester is the UK’s largest campus-based university, delivering higher education with more than 400 degree courses offered and hundreds of specialist research groups. They are a major employer in Manchester with over 11,000 staff and have the biggest student community in the UK.

The department has a number of events throughout the year that the apprentice would be expected to attend:
Mid-year meeting: 1st March 2018 in Leeds (all travel expenses covered by CPPE)
National Meeting: 14th-15th October 2018 in Warwick (all travel and accommodation expenses covered by CPPE)
CPC Conference: 26th -28th April 2018 in London (all travel and accommodation expenses covered by CPPE

What you could go on to do:
The University of Manchester offer lots of progression opportunities for the right person and a long term career.

How you will be supported:
Full training and support will be provided by our expert training and assessment staff at The Growth Company.

What will happen next:
New applicants to The Growth Company who meet any basic entry requirements of the role will be contacted within two working days to be invited to meet a member of our team. You will then have the opportunity to find out:
• More about this vacancy and any others you are suitable for
• Any training you need to complete
• What the next steps will be

How you could get there:
If you would be catching public transport for this role, visit the Journey Planner on to see how you would get there and how long it would take.

What you should have to apply

Minimum of 5 GCSE'S grade A-C including maths and English preferred.

Personal Qualities

•Good timekeeping
•Smart appearance
•Maintenance of confidentiality
•To undertake appropriate training
•Such other duties as may be appropriate to the grade and role of this nature


•Some IT skills (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, e-mail, internet); although training will be provided as necessary
•Willing to gain experience of effective team working
•The ability to concentrate on your work
•A keenness to learn new skills
•Interest in meeting new people