Business Administration Support Apprenticeship at DSTL

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About Dstl

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) ensures that our innovative science and technology contribute to the defence and security of the UK. We provide the UK Government with specialist science and technology research, advice and analysis – much of which is operationally critical with the potential to save many lives.

Business Administration Support Apprenticeship

Dstl employs some of the world’s brightest people. We are always on the lookout for talented, dedicated, creative and innovative individuals to join us.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Business Administration Support Apprentice to join us. You will be part of a team of highly skilled and dedicated employees based at our Portsdown West site in Fareham.

You will have the opportunity to learn from colleagues who are experts in their field, and gain insights that can only come from real world experience.

As part of a team, you will provide consistent, high quality general administrative support to the business by working with the wider support team to ensure all aspects of the service are provided in a timely and effective manner to the User Community.

Your role will be to act as the first point of contact for internal requests for administrative assistance for both general business and project administrative support activities, providing the response within corporate guidelines.

The NVQ level 2 Business Administration apprenticeship will be a 2 year fixed term appointment with the potential to offer full-time employment if appropriate.
Apprenticeships are a ladder of opportunity, giving young people and adults the chance they deserve to get on and fulfil their potential. Dstl apprenticeships give you the opportunity to earn while you learn. We have a diverse and inclusive workforce making us an employer of choice.

At Dstl, as well as a rewarding career in defence science and technology, we operate a broad total reward and recognition package including:

  • 25 days annual leave
  • flexible working
  • an on-site gym
  • restaurants & other facilities

As a member of the 5% club, we’re committed to ensuring that 5% of our workforce are apprentices, graduates or sponsored students on a structured programme over the next five years.

Starting salary is circa: £10,605 per annum

Applicants are required to be at least 18 years old and have evidence of good standard of general education e.g. GCSEs or equivalent including English and Mathematics at Grade C or above.

Due to the reserved nature of this role, it is only open to UK Nationals who have lived in this country for more than five years. All posts require standard Security Clearance (SC). 

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