Cardington, Eastern, MK44 3EQ
About the job
Do you want expert training, a chance to earn while you learn, and a lifetime of possibilities?
This is an exciting opportunity to start your career at DVSA as one of our apprentices, where you will get more than just an education; you will gain skills that can set you up for life.
We invest a lot in our apprentices because we want you to be the future of our business.
You will be providing administrative support to the Training and Development (T&D) Team across a number of T&D products and services, whilst working towards a Level 3 in Business Administration.
Your duties will include:
• administering training applications, ensuring correct procedures are followed
• raising purchase orders and processing payments
• booking trainers, venues, food, accommodation and equipment
• arrange meetings, send invitations, developing agendas and ensuring attendees have the required paperwork
• acting as the first line of contact for all T&D enquiries
For more information please see the attached Role Profile.
You will be well organised and have good written communication skills, and be committed to your own development and independent learning. To be eligible to apply, you must have at least 3 GCSE’s at grade D or above, including in Maths and English.
The work that we do is important as it affects everyone in Great Britain.
We are responsible for improving road safety and setting the standards for driving and compliance. We ensure that the general public understand and follow these standards through education, testing and when required enforcement action.
By joining us you will be working for an employer who makes a real difference to road safety across Great Britain.
We can proudly announce that the Department for Transport has been recognised for its leadership on workplace gender equality by being included in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2017.
DfT’s inclusion is recognition of our commitment to make the Department a great place to work through our culture of equality and inclusivity and the great strides we’ve made to raise the number of women in senior positions.
You must have at least 3 GCSE's at grade D or above, including in Maths and English.
We'll assess you against these competencies during the selection process:
- Making effective decisions
- Collaborating and partnering
- Delivering at pace
Civil Service Competency Framework
Besides the rewarding nature of the job itself, the benefits that come with it are excellent. The package includes generous leave entitlement, attractive pension options, flexible working and other policies to enable a good work/life balance, including beneficial childcare arrangements. You'll also benefit from our commitment to nurturing and developing talent.
Things you need to know
Candidates will be subject to UK immigration
requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules
If you're applying for a role requiring security clearance please be aware that foreign or dual nationality is not an automatic bar. However certain posts may have restrictions which could affect those who do not have sole British nationality or who have personal connections with certain countries outside the UK.
Selection process details
You should use the Civil Service Competency Framework, referring to the relevant competency definitions for the grade advertised. The Indicators listed on the attached document have been identified as most appropriate; please ensure that the evidence in your application meets the requirements of the role.
If invited to interview, this may consist of a range of question types. These could include questions about your strengths or how you would respond in any particular situation as well as specific examples of things you have done.
The successful candidate will be working towards a Level 3 in Business Administration.
The post is offered on a Fixed Term contract for 18 months with a possibility of permanency.
Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.
Candidates in their probationary period are eligible to apply for vacancies within this department.
Working for the Civil Service
The Civil Service Code
sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.
We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
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Contact point for applicants
For further information on this vacancy please contact Lisa.Bayley@dvsa.gov.uk
Sift/interview dates and location
The sift is due to take place 27/11/2017.
Interviews/assessments are likely to be held between 11/12/2017 to 15/12/2017 at DVSa Training Academy, Harrowden Lane, Cardington, Bedford, MK44 3EQ.
Whilst we will endeavour to meet the dates set out in the advert there may be occasions when these dates will change. Those candidates invited to assessment will be provided with sufficient notice of confirmed dates.
If successful and transferring from another Government Department a security check may be carried out.
Please see attached candidate notes.
A reserve list will be held for a period of 12 months from which further appointments can be made.
If appropriate, your application form and selection information may be shared with additional vacancy holders across the Department and its Agencies.
Please note that this post is only available to non-graduates.
If a person with disabilities is put at a substantial disadvantage compared to a non-disabled person, we have a duty to make reasonable changes to our processes.
If you need a change to be made so that you can make your application, you should:
• Contact Government Recruitment Service via DfTRecruitment.firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs
• Complete the “Assistance required” section in the “Additional requirements” page of your application form to tell us what changes or help you might need further on in the recruitment process. For instance, you may need wheelchair access at interview, or if you’re deaf, a Language Service Professional