Parliamentary Apprentice with Sajid Javid MP

Location: Houses of Parliament
Hours: Monday – Friday / 32 hours per week
Salary: £9.15 p/h


This 12 month apprenticeship scheme combines ‘on the job’ training, working in Sajid Javid’s parliamentary office, with a formal qualification in Business & Administration.

Successful candidates will work in an 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 Sajid Javid’s parliamentary office. Completing a course of study and obtaining work related professional qualifications. We are looking for Parliamentary Apprentices with a keen interest in politics and 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
  • Maintaining press/media databases

Required abilities and experience:

• Strong written English is essential.
• Understand the office’s objectives and targets
• 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.

Closing Date:

Monday 22nd June at midday


Interviews will take place as soon as possible after the closing date.

Start Date:

Week beginning Monday 6th July

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 Sajid Javid 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 5834.



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