• Apprentice Business Administrator (Level 3) - Lewes, East Sussex Highways

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    UK-East Sussex-
  • About Costain and your project.

    Costain has been improving the lives of people through infrastructure since 1865. We have built airports, petrochemical plants, waste treatment works and schools – creating the building blocks of modern life and improving the quality of life of the people who use them. Some of our recent projects include the £400m redevelopment project at London Bridge Station, and the Thames Tideway Tunnel which is an under-construction 25km tunnel which will provide capture, storage and conveyance of almost all the combined raw sewage and rainwater discharges that currently overflow into the river.


    Jacobs CH2M and Costain have formed a Joint Venture to deliver the end to end Highways Service for East Sussex County Council. The contract started in 2016 and is worth around £50m per annum, for 7 years. The service includes management of stakeholder and maintenance of all aspects of the Highway. This includes street lighting, traffic and signals, drainage, carriageways, footways, bridges and structures – right through to design and delivery.

    What will I be doing?

    A Business Support Apprenticeship within East Sussex Highways would be suitable for someone looking to build their career towards becoming an office manager, executives, officers, project assistant within the construction & engineering industry.


    Based our project office in Ringmer the Business Support Apprentice will earn a salary whilst studying for the Advanced Apprenticeship in Business Administration (Level 3) which is a nationally recognised qualification.


    This is a 2-year apprenticeship, training one day a week with Sussex Downs College and working in the Ringmer office for the remaining four days a week. You will be assessed through observation of practise, coursework, tests, 1-2-1 or group tutorials and any other diverse methods appropriate to your apprenticeship.


    Key Responsibilities                                                                           


    The successful Business Support Apprentice gain experience rotating across multiple business functions of the Highways business such as Operations, Network Management, Training, Health & Safety and the Senior Management Team.


    No two days will be the same, tasks across the business include:


    • Raising purchase orders / invoices
    • Answering queries via emails or social media enquiries
    • Supporting the Senior Management Team
    • Speaking directly with customers
    • Producing technical reports
    • Organising events and courses

    You will need bags of enthusiasm, a can-do attitude and commitment to complete the programme. In turn, East Sussex Highways will support your growth and development to help you reach your full potential complete the course successfully. Support includes guidance from line manager, advice from a mentor and supervision from our college account manager.

    About you

    • Minimum of five A* to C GCSE passes (or equivalent qualification) including Maths and English
    • Competent user of MS packages such as word and excel


    Please note that if you already possess a Level 3 or higher qualification or if you have not lived the UK for more than 3 years, then you may not qualify for the apprenticeship


    Starting salary: £13,000


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