Admin and Accounts Apprentice G T Comms LTD

General office and administration duties as required by the business or directors.

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Closing date: 24 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 8:30am – 5:30pm, later start 1 day in week (40 hours) 30 minutes unpaid lunch and 10 minute paid break

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    30 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Main duties:

  • General office & administration duties as required by the business or directors
  • Maintaining up to date customer records of contact details
  • Work in an effective and timely manner updating customers on progress
  • To manage the processing of order requests via the organisation’s Finance system, ensuring agreed deadlines are met
  • To assist with the processing of order requests right through to reconciliation ensuring agreed deadlines are met
  • To assist with providing support to purchase request originators including providing training and answering queries
  • To process sales invoices & assist with accurate sales ledgers
  • To provide cover for the Finance Team in the absence of other staff
  • To assist with production of spend analysis and other reports as required
  • To attend various meetings with, or on behalf of the Finance Officers as and when required, and relay information in a timely way
  • To be able to manage calls and offer sound advice or information on issues of a purchasing nature from internal customers, and relay information back to team
  • To undertake other associated duties as may be required that commensurate with the grading of the post 

Other duties

  • Maintaining up to date customer records of contact details
  • Maintaining accurate and up to date paper files as necessary

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Polite and confident telephone manner
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft documents such as word and excel
  • Must be organised with keen attention to detail
  • Must have good time management
  • Be able to work under pressure and to a tight time scale

Personal qualities

  • Must be self-motivated
  • An interest in the running of a business
  • Must be reliable

Qualifications required

  • 5 GCSE’s A – C Grade, must include Maths and English (or equivalent)

Future prospects

Eventually we would like to see this apprentice progress into a full time employee with them having developed skills in all departments within the business. During their time they will receive training in both accounts and engineering making them a good all-rounder able to cover any job that is required of them. If they have shown good initiative, been keen to learn and met all the targets required of them of the course of their apprenticeship we see no reason why they would not make an excellent member of the team.

Things to consider

No weekend or bank holiday work, our offices are modern and bright with up to date computers and equipment, free parking and a full induction and training.

About the employer

The accounts position covers two businesses: 1) GT Comms Limited provides sales, repair, refurbishment and related logistics services to telecommunications maintenance companies. The customers are all of a commercial / corporate nature hence the trade is predominately business to business. GT Comms Limited is well established having commenced trading in 1998 and currently employs 10 people with an annual turnover circa 1.5Million pounds. The business is located in Braintree. 2) GT Commercial Holdings Limited is a commercial property holding business which owns and manages a commercial property portfolio of some 40 buildings across 3 sites, the business specialises is developing and letting commercial property in Essex. The business is operated from the Braintree office.


G T Comms LTD



Cooper Drive, Springwood Industrial Estate



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Training provider

Business Administration Intermediate Apprenticeship Units:

  • Communication in a business environment
  • Principles of providing administrative services
  • Principles of business document production and information management
  • Understand employer organisations
  • Manage personal performance and development
  • Develop working relationships with colleagues
  • An additional 8/9 units can be chosen from a list of optional units.

How will I be assessed:

  • This is a practical course where students are expected to provide evidence through workplace activities and guided assignment work. In addition to this, 3 online exams will be required

What award will I achieve:

  • Diploma in Business Administration Level 2

What next:

  • Possible progression to an Advanced Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Colchester Institute


CI Business Solutions 01206 712727

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Closing date: 24 Sep 2017