Kickstart - Trainee Office Administrator

Job details
Posting date: 28 September 2021
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 15 November 2021
Location: Leicester, LE11TQ
Company: DWP Kickstart Scheme
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: V0000317805

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To apply for this job, you must be claiming Universal Credit and 16 to 24 years old.


The candidate will be required to undertake on board training. During the course of this role the kick-starter will be asked to assist the payroll team with the everyday duties such as: inputting workers hours into payroll system, bookkeeping, checking spreadsheets, checking bank account statements, counting hours, answering telephone calls in the office and telephoning clients for information.

During the course of this role the kick-starter will develop organisation skills and payroll related skills. The kick-starter will gain valuable teamwork experience and increase their interpersonal skills through professional communication with colleagues and clients.

Location: Work at the office.

No specific skills, experience or qualification required. We are looking for candidates that are self-motivated, determined to see tasks completed accurately and on time, and with an eye to attention to details.
Basic numeracy skills and Excel skills are required.

flexible working hours Monday- Friday between 8am -5pm


The kick-starter will undertake in house payroll training and mentoring.
To increase the employability of the participants, the company will provide work-ready training packs for participants. These will include: strategies on how to look for a job, how to keep yourself motivated, effective communication training (STAR technique), stress management, mental health in the workplace, work-ready attitude, effective teamwork strategies, health and safety, CV workshop. The skill will be put to practice during the entire placement, and it will constitute a large part of the individualised feedback. The content of the training will be customized to the individual needs of the participant. Kick-starters will be challenged to prepare their own CVs based on the guidance and a CV templet. These tools together with the opportunity to receive feedback will allow the kick-starter to develop their CV in a well-planned manner. The company will provide them with mentoring from our experienced trainers, hiring managers and team leaders. The company will provide them with the tools to make it more effective and more organised. At the end of the 6-month job placement, participants will receive the certificate of achievement. This will be a good opportunity to review the kick-starter progress.

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