Apprentice Office Assistant. HARRISONS PACKAGING LIMITED

Office assistant required for admin and sales roles with the opportunity to progress to a member of the sales team.

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Closing date: 27 Oct 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

    Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm (half an hour unpaid lunch break)

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    17 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The successful candidate will be a key member of our team to act as a supporting role with the opportunities to progress at a later stage.

Office assistant description:

  • Answering the telephone.
  • Taking enquiries where required.
  • Compiling database lists.
  • Entering information onto database.
  • Filing and organising of stock, samples and paperwork.
  • Sending out samples.
  • Taking credit card payments.
  • Contacting customers and suppliers where required.
  • Organising mail shots and following up.
  • Use of computers, Outlook, Sage / Act and Internet.
  • Internet research for new customers.
  • Taking and processing small orders.

Candidate is to report to Justine Harrison.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • To be computer literate.

Personal qualities

Successful candidate to be:

  • Friendly.
  • Conscientious.
  • Reliable.
  • Trustworthy.
  • Eager to learn.
  • Able to work as a team or individual.
  • Good initiative.

Qualifications required

  • GSCEs grades A*-C in IT, maths and English (or equivalent).

Future prospects

Opportunity to progress to sales where additional benefit may be applicable.

Things to consider

In order to progress your application, it is essential that you email Runshaw College your current CV. Please forward as a word document to WE CANNOT PROGRESS YOUR APPLICATION UNTIL WE RECEIVE YOUR UP-TO-DATE CV ALONG WITH VACANCY DETAILS. Please note: this vacancy may close before the closing date if the employer deems sufficient application forms have been received.

About the employer

Harrisons Packaging has been trading for over 25 years and is the largest north west packaging supplier with many different aspects to the business covering all sectors of packaging requirements.




Unit C-D Haslemere Industrial Estat

Tomlinson Road


PR25 2DY

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Apprenticeship Framework to include NVQ.
  • Technical Certificate.
  • Employer Rights and Responsibilities.
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills.

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Runshaw College


Nikki Perry 01772 643008

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Closing date: 27 Oct 2017