Business Administration Apprenticeship SPRINGFIELD CARS LIMITED

This is an exciting apprenticeship opportunity for the right candidate to become part of the Springfield group and gain extensive experience in providing an outstanding customer service.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    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).

  • Working week

    9 am to 5pm with 30 minutes unpaid lunch break

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    20 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

We are looking for a young person to join the accounts/administration department and progress to become an integral part of the team. The position entails some book keeping.

Main duties will include the following

  • Filing - this will also include checking for important documentation in the car sales deal files and making sure that all FCA rules are being adhered to
  • Purchase Ledger - to include registering documents, chasing managers to authorise invoices, passing, reconciling statements and setting invoices ready for payment.
  • Petty cash.
  • Updating the new car stock spreadsheet.
  • Answering phones and covering reception when needed.
  • Invoicing used cars and trade cars.
  • Bring cars into stock and create a file with the relevant paperwork.
  • Transfer cars to other dealerships.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good ICT skills
  • Confident communication (written and verbal)
  • Organised
  • Use own initiative
  • An eye for detail and accuracy

Personal qualities

  • Positive attitude
  • Team player
  • Willingness to learn

Qualifications required

  • Must have GCSEs grades A - C  in  English, Mathematics and I.T (or equivalent)

Future prospects

For the right candidate, there may be opportunities for career development within the organisation should a vacancy be available, or progression on to a level 3 qualification.

Things to consider

From 1st of April 2017 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 or over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. Those between the ages of 19-24 who are in their second year (or third year) need to be paid the National Minimum Wage for their age bracket. In April 2016 the new National Living Wage was implemented and therefore if you are over the age of 25 and in your second or third year of an Apprenticeship you will be entitled to be paid the National Living Wage. Please see below for further information:

About the employer

Springfield are a privately-owned and family-run motor group and have represented the Citroën franchise since 1989 in Gateshead. Now representing DS, Fiat & Suzuki too. Their philosophy is customer focused on both value for money as well as providing the very best customer service. The owners know that if they look after their staff, they will look after their customers Springfield understands that a car is a big purchase and in today’s financial climate they know people always need a great deal. So when customers come to Springfield, they can relax. They don't just want to sell them a car but want to provide them with the one after that, and the one after that, and for them to recommend to family and friends. This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to become part of the Springfield group and gain extensive experience in providing an outstanding customer service.





Crowther Industrial Estate


NE38 0AQ

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Training provider

You will work towards a Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Business Administration with Gateshead College and functional skills in Maths, English and IT, if required.

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Gateshead College


Emily Keeling

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017