Foundation Apprentice: Office Administration

Opening Date: 14 March 2016
Closing Date: 28 March 2016
Location: Aberystwyth

Job Description: Apprentice Scheme 2016

The Royal Commission is a Welsh Government Sponsored Body. We research and record archaeology, buildings, landscapes and maritime remains from prehistory to the present. We look after the National Monuments Record which is Wales’ permanent archive of the historic environment and contains over 2 million photographs, drawings and other documents and digital data. We also help people to learn about our rich heritage by publishing books and other documents and by attending shows and events. We give talks and lectures and also give impartial advice and information to help people manage the historic environment sustainably and ethically. We are based in Aberystwyth and employ about 30 staff. Our work covers the whole of Wales.
The Welsh Government is committed to investing in the future workforce of Wales. In support of this, the Commission is currently offering a young person between the ages of 16 to 24 the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge in finance and general office administration in a national heritage organisation. This scheme will give a young person the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification and marketable skills whilst earning a salary.
An apprentice at the Royal Commission will earn a salary of £12,000 per year.

What training will be provided?
You will complete a Business Administration Foundation Apprenticeship which includes a NVQ level 2, along with other related qualifications. You will be fully supported in the workplace to develop the key skills, motivation and experience which will better equip you to gain a job in the competitive job market.

How long will the apprenticeship last?
The apprenticeship will last for a period of 15 months.

How to apply?
The scheme is open for applications from 14 March until 28 March 2016.  You can apply by downloading an application form from our website:

You will need to return your completed application to our Human Resources Manager before the closing date via email to or by post to: RCAHMW, Crown Building, Plas Crug, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion.  SY23 1NJ.  We do not accept CVs.

If you require any additional information please contact our Human Resources Manager via email or by telephoning 01970 621228.
Pay Scale: WG Pay Scale
Salary: £12,000 per annum
Contract: 15 month

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