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Job description

Through your apprenticeship you will undertake a Level 3 Business Administration Standard, whilst being supported by your manager and a buddy.

As a Business Administrator you will work as part of our Digital, Data and Technology group supporting our IT teams within HM Land Registry. You will gain experience in providing administrative support across the Digital, Data and Technology Directorate and help support the delivery of all administration tasks within the Directorate.

You will earn and learn, studying for a Level 3 Standard in Business Administration, gaining valuable skills and experience to set you up for the rest of your career.

Expected start date: April/May 2021

For more details regarding this apprenticeship, please see the following link:
Level 3

DDaT Open Evening

There will be an opportunity to attend a Virtual Open Evening on Wednesday 3rd March from 5.30 7.30pm to learn more about the roles and working at HM Land Registry. To register your interest, please email your name and contact number to:

Please see the links below to see what some of our current Apprentices have to say:
Erins Blog
Jessicas Blog

For more information about apprenticeships at HMLR and what its like to work here please see the following links:
Apprenticeships at HM Land Registry building a future/
Working for HM Land Registry/

ResponsibilitiesTo be successful in this apprenticeship, youll need to have at least 5 GCSE's at grade C or grade 4 or above including Maths, English or equivalent.

You will understand the commitment needed to complete an apprenticeship and have a motivation for learning. You will be a competent user of computer software packages including knowledge of MS Office and email. Through your ability to think ahead, you will be able to anticipate problems and have excellent problem-solving skills. You can work as part of a team to achieve a team goal and can organise and prioritise your own work and tasks. You have effective and easy to understand communication skills (written and verbal) in a variety of situations

Please see attached candidate guidance pack for further information.

Due to Covid-19, the role will initially be home based so an induction and training will be carried out remotely, with full support from the team. Once safe to do so, your home office will be located in the vibrant waterfront city of Plymouth.

5 GCSEs grade 4 or grade C and above including Maths and English or equivalent.


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
  • Working Together
  • Developing Self and Others
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Delivering at Pace


HM Land Registry offers very competitive terms, conditions and benefits. We provide excellent opportunities for career progression, training and development. You will have access to Civil Service pension and benefits arrangements and generous leave allowances, as well as flexible working exactly what you would expect from a progressive employer.

HM Land Registry is a great place to work, where difference is celebrated

Were committed to fairness and equality for all, so you feel valued for who you are and what you do. Diversity fuels our innovation. Our shared values help us work together, to benefit the communities we serve.

Our employee diversity networks support our culture of inclusion and contribute to our diversity action plan. Our current focus is to encourage people from under-represented groups into management and leadership roles, especially people with disabilities, women and ethnic minority colleagues.

See a list of full benefits

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles , and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths, Ability and Experience.

To apply you will need to complete the short application form and take the online Civil Service Verbal and Numerical Test as soon as possible. Ideally you should take the test before midday on 8 March 2021, to allow for the next stage of the application process.

Please complete the online application form to include your qualifications and experience and complete the additional question.:
What attracted you to working for HM Land Registry?

The Statement of Suitability section (in no more than 750 words) should demonstrate evidence of the below criteria:

Please describe a time when you have been proactive in developing yourself/skills.
Please consider: Why you choose that development? What you did to develop? How you have benefited from the learning?

Please can you describe a situation when you have worked in a team to achieve a common goal.
Please consider: What qualities you brought to the team to help achieve the goal? What challenges you faced and how you dealt with them and what was the outcome of this?

Please tell me about a time when you had to complete a large volume of work within a tight timescale.
Please consider: How you motivated yourself? How you overcame any setbacks? How you prioritised the work?

(Note: If you do not have a work-based examples then an example from school/college/clubs will suffice).

The sift will take place shortly after the closing date. The final stage will consist of an interview and short exercise which will be conducted as a video interview w/c Monday 15 March 2021.

Please review your application form before clicking submit once you have submitted, you will not be able to amend your application.

Ensure your application form is received by the closing date for receipt of applications this is 11:55pm on the advertised date.

HMLR is accredited to the Disability Confidence Scheme, which denotes organisations which have a positive attitude towards disabled people. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential criteria at the shortlisting stage are guaranteed an invitation to interview.

If any candidate requires the panel to consider a reasonable adjustment or there is anything else they would like the panel to take into consideration they are asked to notify us of this at application stage where possible or during the process as soon as it becomes a requirement.

If you would like further information about the use of your personal data, please click on the link below:
Job Applicant Personal Information

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:
  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with (or eligible for) status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals
Further information on nationality requirements

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles .

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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