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Apprentices - Business Administration

Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils
Place of work:
Creeting Road Depot, Stowmarket; Endeavour House, Ipswich
Salary details:
£18,152 per annum
Job term:
Full Time
37 hours per week
Fixed Term
Closing date:
02 October 2022 01:00 PM
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Fixed Term for 18 months.

Are you looking for a fresh start, change of career or have recently finished school or college? 

Would you like to gain an NVQ level 3 in Business Administration whilst earning a competitive apprenticeship wage and gaining invaluable work experience?

We have the following apprenticeship opportunities in Business administration, which will provide the successful applicants with the relevant skills and experience to build towards their future career.

We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated individuals who are keen to learn and possess the drive and ambition to succeed.

About the Roles

These roles will provide an invaluable insight into working in Business administration within Local Government. Candidates should be confident with good communication and IT skills. 

You should have a strong commitment to develop your potential by combining practical work experience and study, to achieve an NVQ Level 3 Business Administration qualification.

Apprentice - Development Management, Planning Enforcement & Heritage (Endeavour House, Ipswich)

During the 18-month period you will be given the opportunity to learn a range of administration roles within the larger support team. This will include working in Customer Services, Heritage Administration Support, Planning Application Validation and Planning Enforcement Administration Support.

You will be dealing with telephone and email enquiries, data inputting, creating new cases, checking application documentation, and maintaining our electronic document management filing system and will have the chance to learn all aspects of the support functions within this large team, in addition to giving us a flexible staff resource.

Apprentice – Waste Services (Creeting Road Depot, Stowmarket)

The Waste Ser​vice team, working with our service partner Serco from our two operational depots in Sudbury and Stowmarket, run 26 frontline collection rounds every day, providing our residents and businesses with a range of waste and recycling services, making over 5 million collections in a year and handling & transporting over 65,000 tonnes of waste and recycling.

Your role in the Waste team will contribute to the Waste Management Services, dealing with household waste, recycling and commercial waste, including detailed administrative tasks, processing and maintaining data and dealing with enquiries from the public.

Apprentice – Economy and Business – (Endeavour House, Ipswich) 

Working within the Economy and Regeneration teams, you will assist with data and administrations tasks that support business and economic analysis across our districts.  This will include work relating to the town centre vision plan and capital and regeneration projects as well as general activities that support the running of the Economy and Regeneration Service.

About You

  • Confident with good communication and IT skills.
  • Keen and eager to learn.
  • Have a strong commitment to developing your potential by combining practical work experience and study, to achieve an NVQ Level 3 in Business Administration qualification.

About Us

Working together across our Councils and with our partners in the public, private and voluntary sectors, we provide excellent services to our 190,000 residents across Babergh and Mid Suffolk.

We are proud of the role we play in creating the environment, economy, and communities for our districts. We believe that the heart of Suffolk is an incredibly special place to live and work. With picturesque market towns, 60 conservation areas and with two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) within our districts, it is little wonder that we are consistently within the top 50 places to live in the UK.

Our Ways of working

Work is what we do, not where we go! We are committed to working in a more Hybrid way, with a mix of office, home, and remote based working (Business needs permitting).  This has worked well for us and is something we will be continuing with.

We are committed to supporting equality and diversity, Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils provide opportunity and ambition for all, supporting and enabling our people to deliver the best possible service for our residents.


  • National Student Union card
  • 25 days paid annual leave
  • Opportunity to meet other apprentices within the Council
  • No expensive University tuition fees
  • Fully funded and supported recognised qualification (NVQ 3)

What could be better than earning a competitive apprenticeship wage, gaining valuable work experience and working towards an NVQ qualification too?

If you would like to find out more please contact us at the following email address : HRSupportTeam@baberghmidsuffolk.gov.uk

Closing Date: 1pm, 2nd October 2022

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