Business Administration Apprenticeship Speedy Freight

We are looking for a Business Administration Assistant apprentice to support a range of Business Administration tasks within the company, gaining valuable experience in various areas including outbound calls introducing our services, updating our CRM database with new emails and the name of the decision maker.

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Closing date: 28 Sep 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

    35 hrs. 9 to 5 with 1 hour for lunch. Total hours per week: 35.00

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    29 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    02 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

You will help support the company in all aspects of business, gaining valuable experience, skills and knowledge that will prepare you for your future and give you great Employability skills.

Main responsibilities will include:

  • Shadowing and working with various teams to gain experience and knowledge
  • Ensuring administration work is completed to the highest standard
  • Sending emails to prospective clients
  • Taking Inbound calls
  • Booking orders
  • Sending booking details to our dedicated drivers electronically
  • Taking a proactive approach to self-development
  • Upholding company standards, ensuring business professionalism and reputation for excellence
  • Data entry

Answering the telephone

  • Progress chasing as appropriate

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • High level of telephone communication skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Moderate IT Skills
  • Organised and able to manage time effectively
  • An effective communicator who is approachable
  • Is self-motivated and self-reliant – can use own initiative
  • Enjoy working as part of a team
  • Methodical and systematic approach to working

Personal qualities

  • A clear, nice, friendly telephone voice
  • Chatty
  • Is tidy and presentable, reliable and punctual
  • An effective communicator who is approachable
  • Is self-motivated and self-reliant – can use own initiative
  • Has a methodical approach to working
  • Enjoy working as part of a team

Qualifications required

GCSEs A-C grades in English and Maths or an equivalent Level 2 qualification

Future prospects

There is an offer of a permanent position at the end of your Apprenticeship for the right candidate, providing you prove yourself during your placement.

About the employer

Our professional and cost effective courier service takes account of how important your customers are to you and with that in mind we deliver your promises safely, securely and to your time scales. Speedy Freight specialises in Urgent, Delicate, Fragile, Heavy, Time sensitive, High Value, abnormal and Difficult to Handle loads for commercial and domestic customers throughout the UK and Europe. We understand that your consignment is time critical and aim to collect your goods from anywhere in the UK within one hour of your call to us. We will then deliver your consignment sameday using one of our vehicles. You can rest assured that your goods will be delivered on time so you can get on with running your business. In addition to our own fleet of vehicles based at our branches throughout the UK, Speedy Freight also have access to partner companies with vehicles at our disposal 24/7 365. All this makes it even easier for us to keep your promises.


Speedy Freight


Swiss Cottage

28 Willows Road



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Training provider

  • Level 2 in Business and Administration
  • Level 1 Functional Skills
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

These optional units cover a variety of tasks and skills you may perform in your role such as:

  • Work responsibilities
  • Document production
  • Events and meetings
  • Communications
  • Customer service
  • Manage information and data
  • Working with social media
  • Information technology

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by GB Training (UK) Ltd


Maisie Whitticase 01213668388

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Closing date: 28 Sep 2017