Business Administration Apprentice Q J Hull Ltd

This is a great opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to learn a wide range of administration skills. QJ Hull are looking to appoint a business administration apprentice to be the first point of contact to clients and visitors and present a professional image at all times.

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Closing date: 08 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

    Mon- Fri 09.00-17.00, shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    24 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • To answer and respond to telephone and email enquiries and relay messages - dealing with all enquiries courteously and efficiently
  • To assist with the updating and maintenance of our internal database system
  • To produce documentation such as letters, quotations, maintenance agreements, service call records, goods for repair forms.
  • Checking emails and saving information and correspondence to quotation/job folders on the server
  • Filing of office correspondence.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication skills, particularly a polite and professional telephone manner
  • Strong administration skills
  • Efficient and accurate attention to detail
  • Be a proficient and experienced computer operator; in particular have good knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Have the ability to work on own initiative and add value as a team player
  • Possess a flexible, approachable working style
  • Possess a warm, welcoming and friendly personality
  • Be smart in appearance.

Personal qualities

  • A willingness to work and complete the full apprenticeship programme
  • Confidence when dealing with clients and colleagues both face to face and over the phone
  • Organised and committed approach, with positive attitude to work
  • Hardworking
  • Reliable
  • Trustworthy.

Qualifications required

  • Ideally you should have a minimum of GCSE grade C in English & Maths or equivalent.

Future prospects

On completion of this Apprenticeship there may be an opportunity for the right candidate to remain in a permanent role within the business and develop their level of responsibilities or progress onto the Advanced Level apprenticeship.

About the employer

Back in 1978 Quinton Hull, fresh out of college set out on his own into the electrical trade. Working solo for many years in a small Wiltshire village, Q J Hull Electrical went from strength to strength. Over the years Quinton employed Electricians to keep up with the demand, working across the South West. During the late nineties it became apparent that customers were after a ‘one stop shop’ and so Quinton branched out into the Plumbing and Heating Sectors so that a full service could be offered, and subsequently the business became ‘Q J Hull Electrical, Plumbing and Heating Contractor’. In 2002 the business became a Limited company. Based in Wiltshire, Q J Hull Ltd is perfectly placed to provide Electrical, Plumbing and Heating services to homes and businesses in and around Wiltshire, Dorset, Somerset, and Hampshire. They are also well equipped to work further afield if necessary; Work has previously taken them down to the Cornish coast, often into London and even as far as Africa! Q J Hull Ltd are a family run business who pride themselves in having an honest, straight forward approach, offering the very best value for money, and providing an excellent service. During the last five years Q J Hull Ltd has really grown, currently employing 14 people in roles such as, Fully Qualified Electricians and Plumbing and Heating Engineers. They also employ several apprentices and administration staff. Q J Hull Ltd is a member of various governing bodies across the sectors, such as NICEIC, Gas Safe, HETAS, APHC and OFTEC. With a long list of happy clients, and with very nearly 40 years in the trade, Q J Hull Ltd has a fantastic working relationship with local builders, carpenters and various other industries, often working side by side on projects. Over the years Q J Hull Ltd has experienced and resolved most Plumbing, Heating and Electrical problems and that experience places them at the very forefront of this evolving work and will continue to see them go from strength to strength in the future.


Q J Hull Ltd



Shaftesbury Road



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Training provider

You will undertake this apprenticeship within the workplace and work towards the following:

  • National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) – achieved through the tasks you do at work, NVQs are proof of your ability and practical skills.
  • Functional Skills– general skills that are used in every job, such as Communication and Application of Number.
  • Technical Certificates – designed to improve your knowledge and understanding of specific topics related to your trade.
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities – a workbook for you to do to help you understand your rights and responsibilities as an employee, and your employer’s responsibilities towards you.

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Yeovil College


Serena Foreman 01935 845557

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Closing date: 08 Oct 2017