Revenue & Data Systems Assistant
Mcl Transport Consultants Ltd - Seaford BN25

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MCL Transport Consultants Ltd is looking to offer an Intermediate, Advanced or Higher Level Apprenticeship to work towards a professional qualification such as AAT or a recognised accountancy body and to take on the role of Revenue & Data Systems Assistant whilst learning office skills, gaining work experience and helping the company to fulfil its role of assisting Local Authorities with Concessionary Travel Administration and transport smartcard projects.

The duties will be:
  • Accurate data entry of bus operator concessionary journey claims (manually and electronically) into specialist software (CAM)
  • Manipulation of electronic data using Excel and other specialist software.
  • Monitoring bus operator data for variances – if required, raising query with team leader and recording any answers
  • Ensuring all operator data is received on time – chase via email and phone where required
  • Maintaining register of data receipt
  • Extracting reports from specialist software (CAM) to enable checking of data and calculation of reimbursement due for quarterly reconciliations and interim payments
  • Input of survey results received from surveyors using Excel
  • Maintain filing system
  • General assistance with ad hoc tasks to increase knowledge of the business and assist the team
Key Details

Vacancy Title

Revenue & Data Systems Assistant

Employer

Mcl Transport Consultants Ltd

Employer Description

MCL is based in Seaford, East Sussex and specialises in the administration of the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme, looking after approximately one third of shire England with 12 clients, all of which are County Councils or Unitary Authorities. When a bus pass holder travels on bus, their journey is recorded by the driver, either automatically by a smartcard reader or manually by the driver pressing a button on the ticket machine. At the end of the day the record of journeys made is downloaded to the bus operator’s computer and is sent once a month to MCL. Our specialist software helps the team to analyse the data and ultimately after many checks and calculations a set of accounts is produced which enables us to tell the local authority how much to pay the bus operator for carrying the bus pass holders for free.

Web Site

http://www.mcl-transport.co.uk

Vacancy Location

Barclays Bank Chambers

Broad Street

Seaford

East Sussex

BN25 1NG

Working Week

37.5 hrs Mon-Fri 09.00– 7.30 with 1 hr lunch break

Number of Vacancies

1

Vacancy Reference Number

VAC000474783

Key Dates

Closing Date For Applications

15/08/2014

Interview Begin From

20/08/2014

Possible Start Date

01/09/2014

Training

Training to be Provided

The L2 intermediate apprenticeship consists of L2 Certificate in Accounting plus functional skills in maths and English at Level 1.

Attendance at our Eastbourne or Newhaven sites one day a week with reviews in the workplace on a regular basis.

(Acceptance onto the apprenticeship will be based on the outcome of a AAT diagnostic and initial assessment in Maths and English).

Learning Provider

Sussex Downs College

Learning Provider Description

Sussex Downs College is one of the best further education colleges in the South East and as a Beacon College with numerous awards and praise from Ofsted we are sure that you will have a rich learning experience with us, no matter what course or courses you choose. With modern and up-to-date facilities, excellent teaching and tutorial staff at all campuses and great results you are bound to enjoy the view from Sussex Downs.

Contact Details

For further information please contact the Employment Support Team via apprenticeshipenquiries@sussexdowns.ac.uk

Vacancy Type

Advanced Level Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship Framework

Accounting (FSP)

This Learning Provider has achieved a sector success rate of 80% for this type of apprenticeship training.
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This success rate relates to the formal Overall measure that learning provider organisations are measured against. The success rate calculates the proportion of Apprenticeship frameworks that are successfully completed against the number that are enrolled upon.

This success rate relates to the formal Overall measure that learning provider organisations are measured against. The success rate calculates the proportion of Apprenticeship frameworks that are successfully completed against the number that are enrolled upon.

Expected Duration

Minimum 12 months

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This gives you an indication of the amount of time your training will last.

This gives you an indication of the amount of time your training will last.

Skills Required

Essential

Good Excel knowledge and willingness and ability to progress to advanced level

Good skills with Word and Outlook

Good with figures

Good written and verbal communication skills

Accuracy

Attention to detail

Good time and task organisation skills

Ability to gain a good telephone manner

Qualifications Required

Essential

A Level Maths

Desirable

Level 2 AAT or equivalent accounting qualification

Personal Qualities

Essential

Desire to learn and progress

Good team player able to work as part of a small dedicated team

Commitment

Good self-presentation -- knowing how to act, dress, and communicate with colleagues, clients and the public

Desirable

Interest in transport

Important Other Information

National Minimum Wage

From the 1st October 2014 a National Minimum Wage (NMW) for apprentices has been increased for young people aged 16-18 and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. The new rate is per hour.

The new NMW applies to time working plus time spent training as this is also part of the Apprenticeship. Anyone not covered by the age category above will be entitled to the NMW appropriate to their age.

Workers aged 16 and 17: the rules

Workers who are over the minimum school-leaving age but under 18 must not work for more than eight hours a day or 40 hours a week.

The hours worked cannot be averaged out and there is no opt-out available. Anyone employed in this age group must also be given:

  • a break of 30 minutes every four-and-a-half hours worked
  • a rest period of 12 hours between each working day
  • two days off a week
  • Young workers may not ordinarily work at night between 10pm and 6am.
Guidance on Working hours for young people can be found via the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/browse/working/contract-working-hours

Funding

Training on the Apprenticeships Programme for 16 to 18 year olds is a priority and fully-funded by Government.

Training for Apprenticeships for those over this age is part funded, with employers expected to make a part or full contribution.

Candidates who already hold a Degree or equivalent qualification at Level 4 and above are still able to carry out an Apprenticeship, however they will not be eligible for funding – this means the employer will need to pay for any training costs.

Terms and Conditions

Acceptance onto the Apprenticeship is subject to successful completion of the Basic Skills Assessment in both Literacy and Numeracy and candidates will only be enrolled on programme once they have completed a successful induction period with their employer.

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In some certain circumstances, employers may have a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) to discriminate where this is a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim. Please read here if you believe this applies to your business

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http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/private-and-public-sector-guidance/employing-people/recruitment

Additional Information

We welcome applicants aged 18 plus, but recruitment would be based on merit.

We welcome applications from candidates living within easy commuting distance from Seaford. Our existing staff come from Seaford, Newhaven, Lewes, Brighton and Hove.

Further Wage Details

Weekly wage could be - (depending on the qualification)

Future Prospects

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Job prospects after completing this apprenticeship.

Job prospects after completing this apprenticeship.

The successful Apprentice will be part of a team of 4 who look after the day to day processing of claims, the tasks involved being covered in the description above. In addition, MCL is very much involved in the development of smartcard technology and is working with 2 other companies in the South of England to develop skills in this rapidly changing field. There will be excellent opportunities for the right person to be a part of that learning process and help the team to be at the forefront of new technology whilst maintaining the simple principles of an accounting function.

Reality Check

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For example the role may involve being on your feet for long hours or working outside.

For example the role may involve being on your feet for long hours or working outside.

How will you get to work each day?

How much will the travel cost?

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