Business Administrator Apprentice MESSENGER CONSTRUCTION LIMITED

Your role as an Apprentice Business Administrator will be to help ensure the smooth running of the office while learning valuable office based skills. While we will be looking for you to work hard and contribute to the daily running of the office, in return we will invest in your personal development.

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Closing date: 02 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

    39 hours 1 hour break each day

    Total hours per week: 34.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    10 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The role will include:

  • Answering and screening incoming calls
  • Managing the post and mailbox email
  • Greeting visitors
  • Booking couriers and travel requirements
  • General filing
  • Scanning, photocopying and binding
  • Updating of contact lists/databases
  • Some secretarial duties
  • Monitoring and managing the ordering of stationary, PPE and general office supplies
  • Matching invoices and delivery notes
  • Supporting Estimating, Contracts, Insurance and Finance Administrators on request

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Organised
  • Flexible and able to prioritise a changing to do list
  • Accuracy
  • Good with written and verbal English
  • Proficient in using a computer (work, excel MS Office)

Personal qualities

  • Friendly & helpful
  • Self-motivated
  • Good communicator
  • Trustworthy & reliable
  • Able to work in a team

Qualifications required

GCSE or equivalents in English & Maths grade A to D (3 to 9). An ICT qualification is desirable. 

Future prospects

Opportunity to gain experience in all aspects of the Messenger business and progress into a more specialist admin or trainee role; accounts, estimating, contracts, health and safety.

Things to consider

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.50 per hour from the 1st October 2015. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

Here at Messenger our passion for constructing, preserving, and enhancing beautiful buildings runs through the entire team. We work extremely hard to ensure every project is a success, for all parties. Essential to achieving this is adherence to our core values of treating people fairly and making profit through integrity.




Messenger Centre Unit 5

Crown Lane



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Training provider

  • Combined NVQ in Business Administration.
  • Employee rights and responsibilities in the workplace. Personal learning and thinking skills.
  • Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT.
  • On the job and off the job training predominantly delivered in the workplace although some college attendance may be required

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by New College Stamford


Paul Ward 01780 484300

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Closing date: 02 Oct 2017