Business Administration Apprentice Boningale Nurseries

We are seeking to recruit an administration apprentice to work within our operations department based at our Albrighton offices. You will develop a range of skills on site to support the team with administration, customer service and assisting with data analysis and reports.

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Closing date: 28 Jul 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    8am – 5pm (Monday – Thursday) and 8am – 4pm (Friday).

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    07 Aug 2017

  • Date posted

    10 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

We are seeking to recruit an administration apprentice to work within our operations department based at our Albrighton offices.

An apprentice at Boningale Ltd will develop a range of skills on site underpinned with knowledge gained from training provided by Telford College

Accountabilities and responsibilities:

  • Provide a high quality service to internal colleagues, other departments and visitors.
  • Provide administrative support to the operations departments, liaising and communicating with other departments as necessary.
  • Assist with the maintenance of the nursery stock database, and assist with regular stock checks on the nursery.
  • Inputting data, updating and keeping records as directed.
  • Assist with collating and analysing data, to produce various reports.
  • Any other appropriate duties within the capability of the apprentice, as directed

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The successful candidate will need:

  • Confident IT skills with practical understanding of Word and Excel and interest in learning new IT skills and systems.
  • Good verbal communication skills, speaks clearly and professionally.
  • Good written communication skills, writes clearly with good spelling and grammar.

Personal qualities

The successful candidate will need:

  • Interest and willingness to study and learn.
  • Ability to work with others and support others effectively within a team.
  • Reliable and conscientious.
  • Good personal organisation and administrative skills with the ability to self-organise to meet demanding deadlines.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Presents and conducts self professionally.
  • Ability to work flexibly in different areas of the business as per demand.
  • Past experience is not necessary but a positive attitude to work is essential.

Qualifications required

To apply for this position, you will need GCSE English and Maths grade C and above or equivalent.

Future prospects

Apprentices will be encouraged to develop their role within the company, with the aim being that they be offered full time employment upon completion of their apprenticeship. Further progression within the company is desirable for the right candidate.

Things to consider

Wage rates: The company will look to pay the national minimum wage for the age range of the Apprentice. For those under 18, the rate is £4.05 per hour, based on a 40 hour week, the weekly wage is £162.00. For those 18-20, the rate is £5.60 per hour, based on a 40 hour week, the weekly wage is £224.00. For those 21-24, the rate is £7.05 per hour, based on a 40 hour week, the weekly wage is £282.00. For those 25+, the rate is £7.50 per hour, based on a 40 hour week; the weekly wage is £300.00. TCAT: Telford College are managing this vacancy on behalf of this company. As part of the screening process of applications you may be contacted by Telford College and invited in for a face to face interview as part of our screening process. The current National Minimum Wage (NMW) for apprentices from the 1st April 2017 is £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. The new NMW applies to time working plus time spent training as this is also part of the Apprenticeship. Anyone not covered by this age category above will be entitled to the NMW appropriate for their age. Travelling to work: Bus routes:®ion=22534&q=telford&lat=52.678419&lng=-2.445257999999967 Car Share Shropshire and Telford: Wheels to Work: The company is based in a semi-rural location where transport could be an issue.

About the employer

Established in the early 1960s, Boningale Nurseries has grown to become one of the leading suppliers to the British landscaping industry. From our 40-acre container site in Shropshire, we produce and contract-grow a huge variety of plants, shrubs and trees, which is supplemented with specialised stock from our trusted network of UK and European-based suppliers. The company employ 85 people and are based in a semi rural location on the Holyhead Rd between Wolverhampton & Telford.


Boningale Nurseries


Holyhead Road



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Training provider

As part of the apprenticeship the candidate will be working towards a workplace training plan within their organisation as well as working towards the apprenticeship framework components with Telford College. The candidate will achieve the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Business & Administration
  • Functional Skills in English, Maths & IT at Level 1 or 2
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities.
  • Personal Learning & Thinking Skills.

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Telford College of Arts & Technology


The Apprenticeship Team 01952 642452

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Closing date: 28 Jul 2017