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10 months ago
Location: UK
Job type: Permanent
Category: Operations Jobs
About the Role


As one of the world’s leading engineering, professional services and technical consultancy firms, at WSP we’re passionate about the big questions. And big answers, naturally. For us that’s all about reaching beyond the expected to do work that’ll make a profound impact felt long into the future.

We can offer you the opportunity to work alongside some of the world’s most exciting engineering and design projects. We invest in your learning and development and we value the ideas and innovation you could bring to our work. So, if you’re ready, we can’t wait to get you involved.

First though, we thought you’d like to know how our apprenticeship programme works. An apprenticeship enables you to earn a salary whilst you are studying for nationally recognised qualifications. You’ll get to work alongside and learn from our experts who have a wide range of knowledge, capability and experiences to share with you with a programme designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to be a competent member of our team.

All in a Day’s work

There’s no such thing as a typical day at WSP. Your role will be varied and your learning will be fast paced. One day can be completely different to the next.

In this varied role as a Business Administration Apprentice in the Land Services team, your role will be to provide administrative support to a dynamic and professional team of Land Consultants with the delivery of detailed, high quality land ownership information to our clients for a broad range of high profile infrastructure projects, whilst also studying towards Level 3 in Business Administration.

The main responsibilities of the role are to:-

* Coordinate team health and safety responsibilities

* Provide database support to referencing and survey projects

* Look after document control, issuing of documents and versioning

* Carry out day to day office administrative functions to ensure all records and files are maintained and held securely and that confidentiality of information is upheld

* Under supervision, assist in the preparation of documentation for landowner meetings

* Assist project managers with project administration duties such as recording of time approvals and invoicing

* Manage incoming communication and associated data input, ensuring that they are dealt with in a timely, professional and courteous manner

* Create and maintain effective working relationships with other members of staff and customers

* Undertake word processing and other clerical duties including the taking of notes at meetings when required

* Follow company policies and procedures, in particular observing the importance of confidentiality

* Prepare documentation in various formats as and when required

* Deal with the booking of meeting rooms and Company Pool vehicles

* Deal with the booking of Hotel rooms and railway tickets in line with Company procedures

* Enter data using various IT systems

* Study towards a Level 3 in Business Administration.

* Be an active and collaborative team member, work closely with colleagues and fit seamlessly into a delivery team

About You

What you’ll need

* You will have completed your GCSEs with a minimum of five GCSEs grade C / Level 5 or above which must include English, Maths and Science with at least a grade B / Level 6 in Maths .

* You’ll be enthusiastic with the curiosity and creativity to think outside of the box

* You’ll want to stretch and inspire us, speaking up about any new ideas you have

* You’ll know it is important to keep everyone in the loop and will demonstrate this through excellent communication skills

* You’ll enjoy working in a team environment, sharing ideas and collaborating with colleagues

About Us

What you’ll get from us

We understand that all apprentices are different. Therefore, we tailor your training and development to help you to achieve your own personal goals. You’ll undertake a supervised programme of in-company training and college teaching. You will study towards a BTEC Level 3 (the equivalent of A-Levels) in business administration over a one to two year period with a mixture of workplace assessed learning and classroom sessions.

Our Culture

WSP is one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international brainpower. We are technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, programme and construction management professionals.

With over 8,000 talented people in the UK and 43,000 globally, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come. We’ve been involved in many high profile UK projects including The Shard, Crossrail, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Manchester Metrolink, M1 Smart Motorway and the London Olympic & Paralympic Route Network.

Be you, be happy - we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximizes the contribution individuals can bring to WSP. We recognise people with varying backgrounds and experiences, enhance the capabilities of our teams. Our VIBE (LGBT + employee network) and WiL (Women in Leadership) networks work with the business to help ensure we continue to promote the right environment to enable LGBT+ and our women, to reach their full potential and to ensure we continue to promote equality, inclusivity and diversity for everyone. Here at WSP we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.


Across our offices in the UK, we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture. One of the key ways that we celebrate this is through our social committees and the events they organise. Some of these events have included office Olympics; go karting outings and BBQs.

You could also become part of our Professional Growth Network (PGN). The PGN is a networking group run by early career professionals for early career professionals. It helps to grow your network of contacts across the UK business as well as providing you with opportunities for extra experience to support you in achieving chartered status or other professional accreditations. PGN activities include lunchtime talks, site visits, inter-office quizzes and sporting events.

We also offer a comprehensive wider benefits package which includes:

* Reduced rates on gadget insurance

* Cheaper gym memberships and Tastecards

* A standard 25 day annual leave allowance plus Bank Holidays and the flexibility to buy and sell annual leave

* The Cycle to Work Scheme (which entitles you to a tax free bike)

* 2 paid days a year to be used for volunteering activities

* The option to purchase additional benefits such as dental care, personal accident cover, and holiday or life insurance at reduced rates

* Employee Assistance Programme – EAP is a confidential life management and personal support service which offers you free access to specialist advice in areas such as legal, financial, personal and family matters including bereavement and counselling services.

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