Office / Business Administration Apprentice AWM Ltd

AWM Limited are looking for a new Apprentice to join their busy team!

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Closing date: 25 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm 30 minutes for lunch

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    26 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    26 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The role involves a broad range of business administration duties within a family owned business specialising in the weighing sector.  Working directly under our Office and Quality Manager assisting in many varied aspects of the business from day to day matters to business planning and strategy management.

Duties will include:

  • Handling daily queries on phone and email with a high standard of client care.
  • Preparing spreadsheets and Word documents.
  • Assisting in the administration and application of business strategy and processes.
  • Taking concise and accurate messages to pass onto colleagues.
  • Updating and maintaining our database.
  • Planning and organising.
  • General administration duties.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Very polite, confident and friendly telephone manner.
  • Computer literacy is a must, with a good working knowledge of excel and word.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Working as part of a team.
  • Prioritising own workload.
  • Ability to investigate, analyse and problem solve.
  • To be open and adaptable to change through the business world and in your own role.
  • To develop yourself and others around you.

Personal qualities

  • Conscientious worker.
  • Prompt and reliable.
  • Confidence to answer enquiries.
  • Willing and able to work on own initiative.
  • Can do attitude.
  • Smart, professional appearance.

Qualifications required

  • No formal qualifications required.

Future prospects

To learn all areas of the business, to develop and grow with our family run company and take responsibility for aspects of growth and business management.

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

AWM Limited has been a leading independent trade supplier of high quality professional weighing equipment for over 35 years. Founded in 1979 in the historic market town of Bury St Edmunds we have grown to become a successful and highly respected weighing scale company, supplying platforms, indicators and software solutions to an established network of distributors throughout the UK and around the world. AWM Limited is a family owned company known for our friendly and experienced staff, our extensive technical knowledge and our dedicated customer support. We are ISO registered for the design, manufacture, calibration, maintenance and repair of weighing equipment and we aim to maintain the highest standards of service and integrity at all times. We are active members of the UK Weighing Federation and are authorised verifiers for Self Verification of weighing machines under our scheme. Where other companies have moved their manufacturing abroad, AWM Limited is proud to still manufacture the VW range of industrial platform scales here in the UK.




Unit 17-18

Mercers Road

Bury St. Edmunds

IP32 7HX

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Training provider

  • Business Administration Level 2 Apprenticeship including NVQ Technical Certificate.
  • Functional Skills- if required.
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities.

This is a work based qualification and does not require day release to college.

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by W S Training Ltd


Stuart Havard 01473 220220

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Closing date: 25 Oct 2017