Business Support Apprentice Advent Research Materials Limited

Excellent opportunity for an apprentice to be part of the team at Advent with 29 years experience supplying small quantities of high purity metals, alloys and polymers to the forefront of the scientific research community across the globe.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    13 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    13 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

In the warehouse, the candidate will be responsible for;

  • Packing and preparation of materials
  • Packing and shipment of orders
  • Handling materials and operating machinery to accurately weigh and measure materials
  • Coil winding – Operating a machine to wind a range of different wires
  • Working environment maintenance

Office based activities will include;

  • Filing
  • Answering phones for customer enquiries


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Confident with a good telephone skills
  • Flexible and able to prioritise
  • Excellent communication skills
  • IT skills – in particular Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook

Personal qualities

  • Positive and confident can do attitude
  • Reliable and Trustworthy
  • Self-motivated, team player
  • Willing to learn in order to progress
  • Practical attitude

Qualifications required

5 GCSEs (or equivalent), including English and Maths at Grade C or above.

Future prospects

Opportunity to progress/develop within the business dependant on successful completion of this Apprenticeship.

Things to consider

From the 1st October 2015 a National Minimum Wage (NMW) for apprentices has been introduced for young people aged 16-18 and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. The new rate is £3.50 per hour. The new NMW applies to time working plus time spent training as this is also part of the Apprenticeship. Anyone not covered by the age category above will be entitled to the NMW appropriate to their age.

About the employer

Advent Research Materials is an Oxford-based company that has operated for over 25 years, supplying high purity metals, alloys and polymers to the scientific research community across the globe. Advent's purpose is to enable scientists to experiment, innovate and iterate with a wide range of materials throughout the research process. Consequently it aims to provide as much choice as possible to the customer. Advent operates in a niche market on a global scale. It sells to over 85 countries around the globe, and supplies materials to all the major UK Universities. Our commercial customer base is also extensive, which ensures that Advent’s materials are in use at the forefront of the scientific industry. Advent is able to differentiate itself from a number of its competitors, as it typically provides all its catalogue items "off the shelf" in a fast, efficient and friendly manner.


Advent Research Materials Limited


Oakfield Industrial Estate


OX29 4JA

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration
  • Key skills/Functional skills
  • Employment rights and responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Apprenticeship framework

Warehousing and Storage

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by City of Oxford College


Farrah Hussain 01865 550866

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017