Pearson Administrative Executive Support - Apprentice in Harlow, United Kingdom

Administrative Executive Support - Apprentice


Job title: AdministrativeExecutive Support

Location: Harlow

Reference no: 1707282

Applicationclosing date: 01/05/2017

About Pearson

AtPearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talentedteam who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life toturning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the waypeople learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an educationcommunity across the globe.

Weare bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explorenew frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always bebetter. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpassthese boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for theworld’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

About Apprenticeships

Our mission is to develop a programme that will help Pearson, itsemployees and its managers to progress in their lives and careers through thehigh quality Apprenticeships that we at Pearson provide.

We are proud to launch ournew Apprenticeship Programme, offering a range of Apprenticeships in BusinessAdministration, Customer service, management, digital industries & IT, _ Financial services_ and more. Ourapprenticeships range from level 2 through to degree level and we have intakesthroughout the year.

As the world’s learning company, we understandthe skills and knowledge required to empower you to succeed in learning.

Pearson believe that learning opens upopportunities, creating fulfilling careers and better lives. If you’re aspassionate about apprenticeships as we are, then please do visit our website tofind out more and see the full list of apprenticeships we have on offer:


As an integral part of the HigherEducation Service Delivery team, our Administrative Executive will workcollaboratively with all areas of the Service Delivery team to support growthin new digital products and services and to promote the relationship betweenour internal teams and enabling functions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for organisingand supporting administrative activities

  • Organise and support keycustomer and senior management team meetings/seminars

  • Support management team innavigating their way through complex systems and assist in trouble shootingwhen there are Pearson-wide challenges with systems implementation

  • Organise and maintain keydocuments on the internal electronic filing system

  • Assist with arranginginternal and external meetings and functions that the Leadership are involvedin

  • Research and obtain keypieces of information or undertake adhoc project work in order to enable theExecutive Director or other senior management team members to fulfil theirroles or project objectives

  • Develop and implement newadministrative systems, such as record management

  • Coordinating the payment ofexperts and suppliers

  • Creating and circulating newproject records for key decision makers

  • Retrieving and circulatingdata from in house information systems

  • Managing selected digitalcontent assembly and upload to internal websites

  • Providing additional project support wider service deliverynetwork


Essential Experience & Qualifications

  • Extensive working knowledge of computer packages including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Internet Explorer.

  • Able to work unsupervised on own initiative with the ability to prioritise, multi-task and deliver competing tasks under tight deadlines.

  • Able to write clear and accurate correspondence, minutes and papers appropriately tailored to the audience.

  • A confident and approachable communicator able to interact with people at all levels (internally and externally) appropriately via email, letter, telephone and face to face.

  • Strong analytical skills. Able to evaluate and interpret information to form judgments and make recommendations for action.

  • Deal with issues of a confidential/delicate nature in a courteous and diplomatic manner.

  • Enthusiastic, energetic and customer focused team player.

  • Effective time management and organisational skills.

  • Flexible and adaptable team member who can perform well in a fast paced and sometimes pressurised environment.

  • Flexibility and adaptability to changing workloads;

  • Problem-solving skills and project management ability;

  • Good team-working and management skills.

Business Administration Apprenticeship Framework – Level 3 (Advanced)

During the Apprenticeship, the post holder will work towards gaining Advanced Level 3 qualifications in Business Administration through work based learning.

As part of the training for the advanced Business Administration Apprenticeship you'll complete:

  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Business Administration

  • Level 3 Certificate in Business Administration

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English and mathematics

We offer a competitive salary for all our apprenticeships.


Primary Location: GB-GB-Harlow

Work Locations: GB-Harlow-Edinburgh Gate Edinburgh Gate Burnt Mill Harlow CM20 2JE

Job: Office Support

Organization: Core

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Apprenticeship

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Apr 13, 2017