Intermediate Apprenticeship in Business Administration ICO3 Ltd

This role is very varied and ideal for an apprentice but above all we require a very personable and outgoing personality as this would fit in well with our culture.

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Closing date: 25 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    37 hours per week

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    12 Apr 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

During the apprenticeship we would expect the apprentice to become competent in a variety of tasks including but not least those set out below:


  • Relieve Administrator and Senior staff of administrative tasks
  • Update and chase delegated tasks to ensure progress to deadlines
  • Take initiative in Administrator’s absence
  • Keep projects on schedule
  • Maintain procedures manual to ensure consistent performance of routines


  • Check deadlines on incoming requests through either email or phone
  • Process replies on own initiative or from the Administrator and Senior Staff


  • Handle all enquiries professionally
  • Route calls elsewhere as needed


  • Maintain calendar 
  • Arrange meeting facilities


  • Maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Assure discreet handling of all business


  • Screen to control interruptions
  • Arrange amenities as needed

Data Management

  • Improve/tighten storage/retrieval systems


  • Update company manual
  • Routinely re-order department supplies

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Good computing skills are required, as well as Internet research abilities and strong communication skills.

Personal qualities

We are looking for someone who will use their initiative, is energetic and has a bubbly personality.

Qualifications required

Maths and English GCSE grades A*-C or equivalent.

Future prospects

Progression onto a Level 3 Business Administration NVQ.

About the employer

At Vertical Plus we grow brands and businesses in partnership with our clients. We focus primarily on growth and success finding our clients more customers, creating more sales and ultimately making more profit. We see success in the same way as our clients see it and because the rewards are shared this creates a more vibrant, focused growth model with an excellent track record for success.


ICO3 Ltd


Plymouth Science Park

1 Davy Road




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Training provider

  • Level 2 NVQ in Business Administration
  • ERR
  • Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT if required

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by GHQ Training


Stacy Harrall Phillips 01752 218086

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Closing date: 25 Aug 2017