Apprentice Administrator Spires Independent Ltd

The successful applicant will be involved in all aspects of administration and supporting the team in the following tasks: answering and screening telephone calls, handling incoming post and emails, greeting visitors and diary management as well as any additional duties.

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Closing date: 26 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

    Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    26 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Your role as Office Administrator is to ensure the smooth running of the office by dealing with the following:

  • Office supplies (stationary, refreshments, bathroom supplies)
  • General office tidiness
  • Maintenance of office equipment
  • Answering and screening incoming calls
  • Manage the post and email
  • Greet visitors
  • Look after the filing
  • Photocopying and scanning
  • Develop and maintain a database of agency numbers
  • Responsible for diary management of Principal
  •  Process new business
  • Maintaining client database
  • Preparing documentation for client meetings

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Interpersonal skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Excellent level of English spelling and grammar
  • Attention to detail
  •  IT skills i.e. proficient in using a computer- especially Word and Excel

Personal qualities

  • Self-motivation
  • Team player, who is also able to work on their own initiative 
  • Adaptable to change
  • Trustworthy and reliable

Qualifications required

  • Ideally, candidates will hold GCSE grades A*- C (4-9) in English, Maths and ICT (or an equivalent qualification)

Future prospects

Looking to appoint in a permanent role at end of apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Ideally, the candidate will be local in order to attend work on time each day or will have their own transport in place.

About the employer

Spires Independent is a small, busy Independent Financial Advice firm, advising on all aspects of financial planning, specialising in pension transfer business.


Spires Independent Ltd



Market Street


WS13 6LA

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Training provider

  • Diploma Level 2 Business Administration
  • Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT up to Level 2
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by South Staffordshire College


Ruth Edwards 07387645766

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Closing date: 26 Sep 2017