Apprentice Rental Assistant Barford Hire - United Rental System

An exciting opportunity to join Barford Hire as an Apprentice Rental Assistant. This great opportunity will see you working on a variety of administrational tasks within this successful family run business.

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Closing date: 27 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Mon-Fri 8.00am-5.30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    07 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    26 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

As an Apprentice Rental Assistant you will be an integral member of the close knit team and will be involved in a number of key processes to assist with the

smooth running of this busy and successful family run business. Working within the Barford based office your main duties will include the following:

  • Vetting customers insurance/driving licenses
  • Assisting with fleet mileage tracking system
  • Assisting organisation of scheduled fleet servicing
  • Preparing vehicle packs for all of the hire fleet
  • General administration duties including; filling/scanning/post
  • Dealing with all booking enquiries via telephone/email
  • Meeting and greeting potential/existing customers
  • Inputting data onto a specialist system ensuring all of the fleet details are correct
  • Producing fleet contract documents in the correct time

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is looking for a long term career with a successful, family run business, who also wants a role that has potential to develop into a career within this growing industry.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Reliable & trustworthy
  • Ability to work under pressure and problem-solve
  • Adaptable and receptive to new ideas and procedures
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as a closely knit team.
  • Attention to detail & ability to work accurately.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office – Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint.

Personal qualities


  • Willingness to learn and develop own skills
  • Motivated to continually improve work practices and procedures
  • Team player and good interpersonal skills
  • Good sense of humour
  • Professional, flexible and adaptable approach to work
  • Positive attitude
  • Knowledge of the local area

Qualifications required


  • Good general standard of education English qualification GCSE grade ‘C’ or above OR predicted English GCSE grade ‘C’ or above OR equivalent.
  • Must be willing to undertake and successfully complete minimum Level 2 Business Administration Apprenticeship within the 12 month contract of employment.

Future prospects

We take continuous professional development seriously and we are committed to ensure each individual performs at their best and develops their potential for future roles. A successful candidate can expect potential future employment upon completion of this Apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Candidate must be able to get to work and have a valid UK driving license.

About the employer

Barford Hire was started back in 1986 when Wham split up, Freddie Starr ate a hamster and 30 million people tuned in to watch Dirty Den divorce Angie! With just a small stock of used commercial vehicles on display David Sorrell decided to hire some of them out whilst they were waiting to be sold! Those days are long gone, but there’s still a good display of quality used vans and trucks ready for sale, but now we can boast of one of the largest, modern, self-drive hire fleet of cars, vans, minibuses and lorries in our region! Run by the Sorrell family and their spouses and offspring, together with a team of loyal, long-serving staff, Barford Hire goes from strength to strength offering the friendly, flexible service you should expect from a local firm but with the professionality of a multi-national. The best of both worlds!


Barford Hire - United Rental System


Watton Road



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Training provider

The twelve month work based Apprenticeship will include the following training:

  • City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration
  • City & Guilds Level 1 Functional Skills Maths
  • City & Guilds Level 1 Functional Skills English
  • City & Guilds Level 1 Functional Skills ICT
  • Personal Learning & Thinking Skills Workbook
  • Employee Rights & Responsibilities Workbook

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Poultec Training Ltd


Ben Gaskins

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Closing date: 27 Aug 2017