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Parliamentary Apprenticeship with Andrea Jenkyns MP

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Location: Constituency office, Queen Street, Morley, Leeds.

Hours: 40 hours per week. Depending on age this role may include working on the occasional Saturday with time off in lieu.

Salary: In line with the current minimum wage rate for an apprentice.

Details:

This 12 month apprenticeship scheme combines ‘on the job’ training, working for Andrea Jenkyns MP in her constituency office, with a formal qualification in Business & Administration.

The successful candidate will work in an office assistant role and will be entitled to two hours study time a week to carry out your study towards a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration qualification.

Main purpose:

To play an important support role within the MP’s constituency office. Completing a course of study and obtaining work related professional qualification. You must have a keen interest in politics and a can-do attitude. Roles & responsibilities:

  • Dealing with all types of correspondence
  • Handling telephone enquiries
  • Creating and maintaining information on systems and databases in accordance with data protection laws
  • Conducting research on a wide range of issues
  • Responding to basic constituent queries
  • Assisting with casework

Required abilities and experience:

  • Understand the office’s objectives and targets
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and multi-task
  • Excellent attention to detail, spelling and grammar with a high level of accuracy
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Must have strong initiative and excellent organisational skills
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office, email and the internet including social media

Eligibility Criteria:

  • GCSE Maths and English at grade A*-C (GCSE certificates will be required).
  • GCSE ICT at A*-C desirable but not necessary.

Closing Date: Thursday 27th July

-There will be a written exercise issued Friday 28th which is due in by Monday 31st July

Interview/Start Dates:

Interviews will take place on the 2nd August, for a target start date of the week commencing 14th August

How to apply:

Please email a CV and covering letter to alex.lancaster@parliament.uk. In your covering letter please answer the following questions:

  • What are your strengths? (eg Team working, organising etc)
  • Why are you a good addition to an MP’s office?
  • What sort of issues do you think people write into their MPs about?
  • Is there anything we can do to help you at an interview? (eg do you need a signer, information in Braille etc)
  • What are your interests and achievements?
  • What interests you about working for an MP? (maximum 250 words)
  • What are your future career aspirations? (maximum 250 words)

If you have any questions about the role please contact Alex Lancaster on 0207 219 5798.