Business Administration Apprentice Kelvin Steels Ltd

Fantastic opportunity to join our established team in this rapidly growing, well known Steel Stock Holding company. You will assist with general office duties to ensure company processes run smoothly. Assisting colleagues with their duties, dealing with clients, customers, and suppliers.

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Closing date: 13 Oct 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 to Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    20 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    25 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

To efficiently undertake basic administration and clerical duties which may include the following duties as directed:

  • Data input, data extraction, photocopying, scanning, filing and typing duties.
  • To deal with internal and external post and maintain the Post Log.
  • To produce day files on a daily basis.
  • To support the team to maintain accurate, timely and legible records.
  • To answer/deal with queries, both face to face and via the telephone, take messages and pass them on to the relevant member of staff in an appropriate and timely manner.
  • To meet and greet visitors as required.
  • To maintain filing systems in line with organisations policies and procedures.
  • To assist with the ordering and maintenance of the office stock / stationery supplies.
  • Collating information for reports.
  • To be a flexible and supportive member of the team.
  • To maintain strict confidentiality at all times.
  • Attend and take part in team meetings & regular reviews with line manager.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Interpersonal skills - speaking to other employees across the business.
  • IT skills - knowledge of email, spreadsheets and word processing.
  • General IT skill and use of computers.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Willingness to work hard and complete tasks assigned.
  • Asking questions if unsure about tasks assigned.
  • Good timekeeping.
  • Competent to process basic clerical tasks accurately following instructions.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Confidence and the ability to interact with people.
  • Ability to organise, plan and prioritise on own initiative, including when under pressure and meeting deadlines.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work flexibly and enthusiastically within a team or on own initiative.
  • Career driven and wanting to push themselves.
  • Ability to take instruction when needed.
  • A willingness to develop and respond positively to change.
  • Committed to completion of tasks.
  • A positive 'Can Do’ attitude.
  • Respect for confidentiality.
  • To have a professional appearance.

Personal qualities

  • Friendly outgoing nature
  • Good team ethic
  • A good communicator
  • Patience and understanding
  • Good timekeeper
  • Committed

Qualifications required

GCSE Grades A-C in Maths, English & ICT or equivelant

Future prospects

Possibility of a full time permanent position on completion of the apprenticeship.

Things to consider

You must attend an interview and assessment at Dearne Valley College / Rotherham College otherwise your application will not be processed for the employer. Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour from the 1st April 2017. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

About the employer

Kelvin Steels the largest independent steel stockholder in the UK. We are a company that is passionate about our business. That's because we know that steel stockholding is about much more than supplying the finest selection of steels in the country - it's about providing the customer with a one-stop shop for all your engineering needs.


Kelvin Steels Ltd


Sheffield Road


S60 1DX

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in English (If required)
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths (If required)
  • Level 1 Functional ICT (If required)

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Dearne Valley College


Nick Ward 01709 513333

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Closing date: 13 Oct 2017