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Orchid Events - Office Assistant and Event Planner Apprentice

Category: Business Administration

Qualification: Level 3 NVQ Business Admin

Sector: Business Admin

Location: 47 Templars Avenue, London, NW11 0NU

If you are an energetic, motivated, enthusiastic, creative team player, this is a great opportunity for you. You will gain hands on experience, an opportunity to learn all phases of wedding planning, research and design. You will interact with clients, form vendor relationships and earn great references.


Vacancy Description

  • Assisting our director in all office and event related matters
  • dealing with correspondence and phone calls
  • managing diaries and organising meetings and appointments, often controlling access to the manager/executive
  • booking and arranging travel, transport and accommodation
  • reminding the manager/executive of important tasks and deadlines
  • typing, compiling and preparing reports, presentations and correspondence
  • managing databases and filing systems
  • implementing and maintaining procedures/administrative systems
  • liaising with staff, suppliers and clients
  • collating and filing expenses
  • developing creative ideas and themes
  • advising on wedding customs or etiquette
  • preparing proposals and quotations for the work
  • understating how we work with suppliers such as florists, photographers, caterers and venues
  • being at the venue on the day of the events and making sure that everything goes to plan
  • researching new products, services and suppliers, through word of mouth, online or using social media
  • dealing with paperwork, phone calls, emails and letters
  • Updating our website, blog or social media with recent events

Desired Skills

  • organizational skills
  • the ability to work on more than one task at a time
  • good communication and 'people' skills
  • good customer care skills
  • problem-solving skills and the ability to deal with the unexpected
  • attention to detail
  • administration and IT skills
  • Discretion and trustworthiness: you will often be party of confidential information
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • The ability to be proactive and take the initiative
  • A knowledge of standard software packages and the ability to learn company-specific software if required.
  • enthusiasm, motivation and an outgoing, approachable personality

Personal Qualities

  • Must have energy and desire to learn and to come up with fresh ideas
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to work well in fast paced, high stress environments
  • Interest in social media and blogging
  •  Outgoing, sociable, and creative
  • Flexible schedule, able to commit to 30 hours weekly and some weekend days, if required with advance notice

Working week

  • Normal working hours will be Tuesday - Friday from 09:30am - 5pm.
  • The apprentice may be asked to work outside the normal working hours.
  • Should this occur, the working hours will be adjusted for the following week.

Things to Consider

  • Being able to work outside normal working hours until 1am / 2am
  • Tasks can range from desk/admin organization related requirements to a “hands on” approach such as meet and greeting guests, assembling welcome baskets, setting up events,etc
  • As you will be working at events that would be selling alcohol the candidate must be 21+

Desired Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 A*-C GCSEs or equivalent
  • A-levels would be preferred

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