Business Administration Apprentice KENT CASTLE LIMITED

An exciting opportunity to begin your career with Parenta Training, working in a Business environment. Become an apprentice in one of our fun and friendly offices be part of the administration team and gain office experience while you learn.

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Closing date: 15 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £150.00 - £160.00

  • Working week

    Working between the hours of 9am - 10pm over 7 days.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    18 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    21 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Parenta have many opportunities available, and offer you the chance to ‘Earn as you Learn’ whilst gaining a nationally recognised qualification. The best part? There are no classes to attend!

We are currently hiring candidates to work in an office based environment.

The moment your journey begins as an apprentice:

  • You become an employed member of staff
  • You will be paid an hourly rate

You will work towards gaining a full qualification – without having to attend classroom based lessons. The apprenticeship will last a minimum of 12 months. You will be working towards a Level 2 or Level 3 in Business Administration.

Throughout your role you are not alone. Parenta offer you full training, support, guidance and are here to help you progress your career. You even have a personal assessor/tutor assigned to you from the moment you start your journey as a modern apprentice.

Your role will include:

You will be a team player whilst maintaining the ability to initiate and self-manage your own tasks. You will be required, at all times, to maintain the highest possible standards, in order to provide the best possible service, by ensuring full compliance will the companies policies and procedures.

  • Collaborate with colleagues ensuring the highest standards of work are carried out and are provided throughout your role in a positive manner.
  • Attend team meetings and contribute relevant ideas.
  • Data input information into the office systems
  • Filing, scanning, typing, faxing and emailing
  • Use a variety of Microsoft Packages (including Word, Excel and PowerPoint) to compose and update documents and distribute reports to the business.
  • Deal with communications (mostly over the telephone and face to face) with other stakeholders in the business
  • Contribute towards an effective and supportive team environment.

Throughout this role, you will gain extensive knowledge and experience within the working environment which will set you up for a great career upon completion. This will hopefully lead to permanent employment within a Business or Customer service sector or even continue to the next level, undertaking further training.

Ideally you will:

Throughout this role, you will gain extensive knowledge and experience within the working environment which will set you up for a great career upon completion. This will hopefully lead to permanent employment within this sector or even continue to the next level, undertaking further training.

  • Have an Excellent telephone manner
  • Have an outgoing, bubbly, motivated attitude
  • Be a committed, punctual and reliable individual

Apply now!

The rate for apprentices (or if aged 19, for their first year only) is £3.50 from the 1st April 2017. This is the legal minimum pay per hour. Most receive more; a median basic hourly pay rate of £6.31 for Level 2 and 3, and £9.68 for Level 4 and 5 Higher Apprentices.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • You will need good communication skills and to be organised
  • Experience of working/participating in a team environment
  • Written, verbal and listening skills
  • You will have a basic knowledge of MS packages including Outlook, Word and Excel.

Personal qualities

  • Friendly and outgoing with a willingness to learn
  • Ability to communicate both written and verbally with a wide range of people
  • Enthusiastic
  • Warm and approachable
  • Flexible
  • Open to change and a team player

Qualifications required

You will have an interest in Business Administration.

A good Level of Maths, English and IT.

Future prospects

When you have successfully completed your Apprenticeship, you may have the opportunity to continue with an exciting career in Administration! Initially you will be working towards an NVQ Level 2 in Business Administration, with a chance to progress to a team leading qualification after that

Things to consider

Before you make your application, please ensure that you are able to reliably travel to and from the employer location on a daily basis. Please check bus times/travel arrangements. For any queries regarding this vacancy, please contact 0800 0029242. Please do not contact the employer directly.

About the employer

Westenhanger Castle is a unique romantic wedding venue and an inspirational conference centre. We can provide an intimate ceremony, a lavish wedding breakfast, a conference for fifty to two hundred people or a meeting for two. Set in fourteen acres of the beautiful Kentish countryside, we offer tradition and history as well as exceptional personal service. Our facilities present comfort, luxury and exclusivity in an intimate setting. Working together whatever the event, we create magical weddings, professional conferences or meetings with those touches you and your guests will remember for all of the right reasons. Whatever you need to make your day perfect our concierge service can provide it; from flowers to flutists, cream teas to fireworks, nothing is too much trouble. Westenhanger Castle, unique with exceptional service, creating perfect memories in the Kentish countryside.




Western Hanger Castle

Stone Street


CT21 4HX

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Diploma in Business and Administration
  • Level 2 Technical Certificate
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in English, Mathematics, and ICT
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • Work based learning

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Parenta Group


Julie Allen 0800 002 9242

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Closing date: 15 Oct 2017