Parliamentary Apprentice with Matthew Hancock MP

Location: Houses of Parliament
Hours: Monday – Friday / 32 hours per week
Salary: National Minimum Wage (£7.00 p/h)


This 12 month apprenticeship scheme combines ‘on the job’ training, working for Matthew Hancock MP in his parliamentary office, with a formal qualification in Business & Administration.

Successful candidates will work in an Apprentice office assistant role. Once a fortnight you will take part in workshops and carry out your study towards an NVQ Level 3 Business & Administration qualification.

Main purpose:

To play an important support role within a parliamentary office. Completing a course of study and obtaining work related professional qualifications. We are looking for an apprentice with a keen interest in politics. The successful candidate will display a can-do attitude.

Roles & responsibilities:

  • Answering telephone calls and dealing with routine enquiries
  • Responding to basic constituent queries
  • Opening and distributing mail
  • Creating and maintaining information on systems and databases
  • General administrative duties including typing, filing, emailing and scanning
  • Conducting research on a wide range of issues
  • Managing social media
  • Additional projects as required
  • Assisting with campaigns

Required abilities and experience:

  • Understand the office’s objectives and targets
  • Understand the values of The Conservative Party
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and multi-task
  • Excellent attention to detail, spelling and grammar with a high level of accuracy
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Must have strong initiative and excellent organisational skills
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office, email and internet

Eligibility Criteria:

  • GCSE Maths and English at grade A*-C (GCSE certificates will be required)
  • Previous experience in an administrator role is desirable but not necessary
  • GCSE ICT at A*-C desirable but not necessary

NB – candidates with a degree/level 4 qualification are NOT eligible for this position.

Closing Date:

Wednesday 24th September at 5pm


Interviews will take place in the week beginning 29th September.

Start Date:

Week beginning 6th October

How to apply:

Email CV and covering letter to Simon Bunney at In your covering letter please answer the following questions:

In your covering letter please answer the following questions:

  • What are your strengths? (eg Team working, organising etc)
  • Why are you a good addition to an MP’s office?
  • What sort of issues do you think people write into their MP’s about?
  • Is there anything we can do to help you at an interview? (eg do you need a signer, information in Braille etc)
  • What are your interests and achievements?
  • What interests you about working for an MP? (maximum 250 words)
  • What are your future career aspirations? (maximum 250 words)

If you have any questions about the role please contact Simon Bunney on 020 7845 5835.



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