Business Administration Support Apprentice SMARTA REDUCTIONS LTD

Smarta Reductions are a small but dynamic company with a passion for developing business relationships particularly within the energy brokerage sector. This vacancy offers an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to join an ambitious and progressive company who are developing within an expanding market.

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Closing date: 20 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £131.25

    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 9am - 5pm (30 mins unpaid lunch break)

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    23 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    24 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001299508

  • Positions

    1 available

The job role will cover most aspects of office administration but will mainly involve data processing of client and financial records, regular use of telephone systens for liasion with clients and external agencies.

As many tasks will involve keyboard entry, accurate keyboard skills and a calm, focused attitude are essential.

Tasks could include:

  • General office administration such as answering calls, filing, photocopying and responding to email and social media enquiries.
  • Invoicing, processing data, maintaining social media profile.
  • Dealing with enquiries from customers/clients over the phone and face-to-face.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • An understanding of the company role would be beneficial
  • Good, confident telephone manner
  • Good attention to detail
  • Good organisational skills

Personal qualities

  • A positive, 'can-do' attitude
  • Calm and can work under pressure as part of a small and effective team
  • Reliable
  • Trustworthy
  • Honest
  • Respects client confidentiality at all times

Qualifications required

  • GCSE (or equivalent) English and Maths at grades A*-C grades.
  • Reliable IT/social media skills with a good attention to detail.

Future prospects

Employer is keen to encourage and develop candidate as much as possible including possible future employment/progression opportunities as necessary.

About the employer

Smarta Reductions are a small but dynamic company with a passion for developing business relationships particularly within the energy brokerage sector. This vacancy offers an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to join an ambitious and progressive company who are developing within an expanding market.

Employer

SMARTA REDUCTIONS LTD

Address

Office 10

235

Union Street

Plymouth

PL1 3HN

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Diploma in Business and Administration
  • Level 2 Technical Certificate
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in English and Maths (if required)
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider

Focus Training And DCET Training

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Focus Training (SW) Ltd

Contact

Trevor Barnes trevor.b@thefocustraininggroup.com


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Closing date: 20 Oct 2017