Business Administration Apprentice - 11909 Kier Building Maintenance Plc

Kier Housing Maintenance is looking to recruit a Business Administration Apprentice, reporting to the Head of the Department. The successful post-holder will be able to learn all the skills needed to assist the effective operations of the Housing Maintenance business.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £13,000.00 - £15,000.00

  • Working week

    Monday-Friday, hours to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    26 Jun 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

In addition to the formal apprenticeship training, you will receive practical experience including mentoring and coaching from experienced members of the team.

  • Dealing with phone calls and diary management
  • General administration tasks including scanning, photocopying and printing
  • Organising travel arrangements including hire cars, flights, accommodation
  • Taking notes at meetings as required
  • Communicating with customers and suppliers as required

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good standards of written and verbal communication
  • IT literate
  • Able to work in a team
  • Willingness to learn
  • Attention to detail
  • Self-motivated and organised
  • Able to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Customer service skills
  • Telephone skills

Personal qualities

Someone with an enthusiastic and professional attitude and a commitment to learning new skills.

Qualifications required

5 GCSEs (or equivalent) including Maths and English, grades A-C.

Future prospects

Due to the size and scale of Kier Group, there are many opportunities to progress and develop new skills. Before completing your apprenticeship there will be the opportunity to identify possible next roles and development programmes aligned to your ability and aspirations.

Things to consider

The level of apprenticeship programme will depend on previous experience and future ambition. You will be able to learn all the skills you need to assist the effective operations of the Housing Maintenance Business. Following the apprenticeship programme, we would expect you to have developed skills in: • Working independently using your own initiative • Understand safe working practices within the work environment • Carry out a full range of business administration activities 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

Employer Description: Kier Group plc. is a leading construction, property, residential and services group They invest and build around where we work, live and play. They operate globally across a range of sectors including defence, education, health, housing, industrials, power, transport and utilities. With a network of 88 UK offices Kier offers national coverage across all of its core activities. Employing 22,000 people, Kier has the financial strength and technical expertise to undertake some of the most significant construction, civil engineering and service contracts in the country. Previously awarded Britain's most admired company. Kier is an equality and diversity employer.


Kier Building Maintenance Plc


The Old Gate House


S70 5TW

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Training provider

Level 3 Business and Administration

Approximately 3% of training takes place in the QA learning centre classroom. 17% is done in the workplace, through workplace units, face-to-face meetings with your QA Assessor, or developing your portfolio. The remaining time will be spent on your workplace activity.

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by QA Limited


0345 074 7825

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017