Trainee Admin Assistant - Waste Service Team

London Borough of Lewisham






Please note: We do not accept CV’s



Ready for a new challenge? Want to learn as you earn?

The role


Waste Management within the Environment Division is responsible for the day – to day disposal of the boroughs residential waste.

You will contribute to the smooth running of the admin team through tasks including, managing telephone and email enquiries, and entering relevant information onto our databases. Day to day duties focus around data entry, spreadsheets, email & phone communication.


Good ICT skills are an essential requirement for the role. You will also have experience of using IT systems. Some customer service experience would be useful.

Wearside Road Depot
Wearside Road
SE13 7EZ

What we’re looking for


The successful candidate must be able to learn quickly and apply knowledge to new situations.  Be able to keep calm under pressure and deal with challenging situations. Complete work to a high standard and use own initiative within a team environment. Strong IT and organisation skills are a must.


You will learn to understand the workings of a team, completing business admin tasks and how to deal with public queries. By the end of your placement you will be skilled to work in a fast paced environment with the ability to multi task and deliver work to an outstanding standard.


The workload of this team will be busy. You will need to be self-motivated take on responsibility. You will need to be organised to meet monitoring and department deadline


Apprenticeship Guidance Notes


To be eligible for a position on the Apprenticeship scheme you must

Be over the age of 16 (there is no upper age limit)

Be a Lewisham borough resident (the electoral register will be used to verify this information) 

Have full residency entitlement, there must be no restrictions on your status in the UK (all successful candidates will need to produce their passport once a job offer is


Be able to pass an initial assessment test in Maths and English

Contract Length:
18 Months
Qualification you will be working towards:
Diploma in Business Administration
Salary details
Further information

Further general information on Lewisham Council’s Apprenticeship Scheme can be found here: 

Closing date
Monday 3rd June, Midnight



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