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Business Administration Apprentice, Rutland Adult Learning & Skills Service

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1. What attracted you to RCC?

Working for the council and the fact that there are lots of different career opportunities. Also, the apprenticeship scheme itself was a real draw for me, allowing me to gain a recognised qualification whilst working.

2. What makes RCC different to other employers?

There is so much knowledge in the council grouped into one. There are also great career prospects and a fantastic pension scheme and benefits package.

3. What do you love most about working for RCC?

I love the variety in my role and working with such a supportive team.

4. How long have you been with RCC?

I joined the apprenticeship scheme when I was 19 in April 2018 and gained my Business Administration Level 2 Diploma, and I have recently started my level 3 Diploma. Previously I worked in retail for 2 years.

5. What is your current role and what does it involve?

As a Business Administration Apprentice I perform many administrative tasks. I also work on the 'management information system' uploading key data and running reports. My duties include receptionist work – both face to face and on the telephone. My line manager has recently involved me in exams administration and I've worked on a number of projects which has given me a chance to meet lots of different people across the council.

6. What skills / abilities are essential for your role?

I believe you need to be professional, friendly and approachable with good communications skills and have a good standard of IT skills.