Business Administrator Apprentice SPECTRUM WORLD LTD

As a Business Administrator Apprentice, you will be expected to act as part of the administration team and as such your job will involve you in supporting other members of the team from time to time. Your job will be to perform basic administration tasks and deal with customers who are calling up .

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Closing date: 02 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    21 Apr 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

The tasks the apprentice can expect to be undertaking on a daily basis are:

  • Using a variety of software packages, such as Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, etc., to produce correspondence and documents and maintain presentations, records, spread sheets and databases
  • Answering general queries by telephone
  • Providing customer service and solutions to customers
  • Making phone calls
  • Writing and dispatching routine or straightforward letters
  • Assisting directors as necessary
  • Devising and maintaining office systems
  • Booking rooms and conference facilities
  • Using content management systems to maintain and update websites and internal databases
  • Attending meetings, taking minutes and keeping notes
  • Invoicing
  • Managing and maintaining budgets
  • Liaising with staff in other departments and with external contacts
  • Sorting and distributing incoming post and organising and sending outgoing post
  • Liaising with colleagues and external contacts to book travel and accommodation
  • Organising and storing paperwork, documents and computer-based information
  • Photocopying and printing various documents, sometimes on behalf of other colleagues.
  • Undertaking any other tasks/duties as may be reasonably required

These are the key duties and responsibilities for the post and they are subject to regular review.  Any significant changes to the role will be subject to consultation.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Pay attention to detail
  • Professional telephone manner
  • Able to prioritise workload
  • Be flexible
  • Computer literate including; Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Ideal candidate must have excellent communication skills and be able to deal with situations resourcefully.

Personal qualities

  • Flexible
  • Good timekeeping
  • Confident
  • Proactive
  • Works well in a team and on their own
  • Well presented.

Qualifications required

Candidates should have a GCSE grade A-C in English and Maths or equivalent qualifications in these subjects.

Future prospects

Upon successful completion of the Apprenticeship a full time position will be made available to the candidate.

Things to consider

Good bus routes. Please note if you contact the employer directly you will not be considered for this vacancy. 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).

About the employer

We are an online retailer that sells toys and games, we have grown considerably over the last two years. At Spectrum World we believe in giving back to the community.




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SS15 6SD

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Training provider

Full Intermediate Business and Administration Apprenticeship including Functional Skills and Technical Certificate.

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by South Essex College


01702 220593

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Closing date: 02 Oct 2017