Apprentice Business Administrator Pulsar Communications Limited

This vacancy is for an Apprentice Business Administrator to work for a well-established business based in Cheadle. The successful applicant will have a genuine opportunity to develop a long-term career with this business gaining a qualification in business administration.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    08.30 – 17.00, shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    25 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The role will work within the client services team providing support for all account (client) managers and some PA support for the managing director.

The key requirements are:

  • The jobholder will help manage amends through all creative departments to finished production of all campaign items.
  • The jobholder will liaise with all external suppliers and help manage budgets and timelines.
  • The jobholder will be required to maintain internal finance and processes including online systems.
  • A willingness to learn new systems and processes is required, training will be provided.
  • The jobholder must be willing to learn basic marketing and project management principles.
  • Any other duties as reasonably requested.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • The jobholder will be required to develop new relationships
  • The jobholder must be adaptive to the changing needs of internal processes
  • Ability to deal politely with all clients as likely to be first point of contact 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Fully computer literate
  • Ability to learn new IT systems
  • Negotiation skills and diplomacy
  • A keen eye for detail
  • The ability to work under pressure and to tight timeframes
  • The ability to work in a team and on their own initiative

Personal qualities

  • Sociable
  • Dedicated
  • Focussed
  • Friendly
  • Chatty
  • Fun

Qualifications required

Atleast 4 GCSEs at grade C or above

Future prospects

Progression could be to account executive position where they would manage small clients. Alternatively, it could be to office manager as the agency grows

Things to consider

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

A creative and strategic agency providing marketing and educational services to the pharmaceutical industry. Focussing on marketing clients’ services and products, we are fast paced in a fun dynamic environment. There are a number of teams with the client services team managing the client contact and managing work through the agency in creative, writing and digital departments.


Pulsar Communications Limited


Abney Hall

Manchester Road



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Training provider

  • Full Business Admin Apprenticeship incorporating NVQ at Level 2, where evidence will be gathered to build a portfolio showing your competency within the role.
  • Functional Skills to include Maths, English and IT (depending on award and previous qualifications) where a tested part will be completed. 
  • Complete a Technical Certificate to underpin your knowledge of working in the sector, this also comes with a tested part.
  • Full on the job training will also be provided by the employer as well as further external training opportunities.

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by THE RECALVI ENTERPRISE LTD


Layla Marie Machin 0161 8040212

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017