Business Administration Apprentice , Compliance/Sustainability

  • Canon UK Ltd
  • Reigate, Surrey, UK
  • Sep 13, 2017
Human Resources

Job Description

Working in the Sustainability business area as part of the team, you will be developing your administration skills to work on different projects. This 12 month apprenticeship gives you really interesting work, whilst working towards your Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration. Apply now!!

Canon plays an active role in communities and particularly with its Young People Programme. So alongside the administration of our various standards we have an active programme of environmental and social value activities designed to help us contribute as a corporate citizen - so an active interest in sustainability and/or social issues would be great! - Canon is currently actively supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We have an exciting opportunity for you to join us as a Business Administration Apprentice Level 3. During your apprenticeship you will work towards your Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration.



What We Give:
Canon is a Global Blue-Chip Company. This means we're really good at what we do and operate all over the world!

We have a philosophy of 'Kyosei' which means living and working together for the common good and this underpins our business and our sustainability programme.

In the UK, Canon complies with a number of international standards in the areas of Environmental, Quality, Health and Safety and Business Continuity Management as well as Information Security. As part of a wider European team our Sustainability Division is focussed on delivering programmes to highlight our ethical stance, and our role as a global citizen.

During the period of your apprenticeship you will have the opportunity to experience a variety of aspects of our business assurance programme as well as interface with different parts of our business. You will become familiar with different ISO standards, help develop and deliver policies, procedures and support their implementation. You will work on our internal and external audit programme and manage documentation and communication (internal and external) relating to the subject matter. We have a wide breadth of responsibility from supporting customer tenders, to addressing green procurement, organising events for sustainability programmes, delivering training and awareness programmes, and carrying out audits and inspections.

You will liaise with colleagues across the whole organisation including our sales and service force, management, our wider team in Europe, colleagues in other countries, external suppliers and organisations, site managers and staff at a variety of different levels. This will involve some travel around the UK.

This is an opportunity to gain experience in a governance and compliance role, as well as gaining recognised qualifications in standards auditing, whilst working with an experienced team, and having an opportunity to get involved in a number of diverse projects.

And it that was not enough - have fun and learn along the way!



What We Ask:
Due to our location your own transport would be a definite advantage - however our location is served by a number of local bus services

Minimum 2 GCSE's (or equivalent) including Maths and English Language at Grade C or above

Demonstrate good communication skills - both written and verbal.

Be able to plan and be fully committed to meet deadlines under pressure whilst working on multiple projects.

Be confident, have a professional manner with strong interpersonal skills.

Computer literate - with a good understanding of MS Office and most of all having a "can do" attitude are key to success.

You Will Need:

Be a self-starter with an enthusiastic attitude
Demonstrate tenacity when faced with difficult situations, people or challenges
Be computer literate and able to communicate clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing
And most importantly have a desire to succeed!


Our current apprentices across the business have said
"My apprenticeship has enabled me to gain a wealth of skills and has led me into a permanent job."
"I'm very happy with my choice of apprenticeship with Canon, Canon opens a window of opportunities and encourages you to progress and grow".
"My apprenticeship with Canon is a great opportunity to earn whilst still learning - I can really see a future for me with Canon"
"My apporenticeship has been a great introduction into the corporate environment."

Further Information:

Closing Date - 30th September 2017 (please apply as soon as possible)

Location - Woodhatch, Reigate, Surrey

Salary - £12,000 per annum plus 5% On target bonus scheme.
Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm with one hour for lunch

Key Benefits

Basic 25 days holiday plus bank holidays (increasing to up to 27 with long service)

Company pension scheme

Staff purchase scheme

Life Cover for those in the pension scheme

Free private healthcare for all employees (tax on benefit payable by employee)

Focus on learning and development and career progression

scheme - discounts with over 100 named brands and suppliers on their products and services

Employee forum network

Summer Hour Policy

Interest Free Season Ticket Loan

Ride 2 Work scheme

Employee Assistance Programme

Flexible Working Policy

No agencies please