A fantastic opportunity has arisen at Kite Distribution Ltd. Your first step to achieving this will be to complete the Business Admin Apprenticeship coupled with ongoing training processes. This is a position to have, as a career in a fast growing exciting company which distributes IT cyber security to Partners within the UK and Ireland.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 0900 – 1730hrs 35 hours per week

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    13 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

We are looking for a reliable Office Assistant to help with the organisation and running of the administrative operations of the company.

The ideal candidate will be a hard-working, professional, able to undertake a variety of office support tasks and work diligently. The successful candidate will be comfortable working with a high degree of attention to detail, as well as incorporating new and effective ways to achieve better results.  They also should be able to work effectively and efficiently on their own and as part of a team.

The Office Administrator will assist to ensure smooth running of our company’s office on a day to day basis and will provide administrative support in the office to maintain an efficient office environment.

Main job tasks and responsibilities:

  • Answer phones and transfer to the appropriate staff member
  • Process orders from the sales team
  • Forward relevant order documentation, using Adobe, to our customers
  • Process invoices and forward these to our customers using Microsoft outlook
  • Run a monthly debtors list and contact customers to ensure payment of invoices on due date
  • Forward a monthly statement of transactions to customers using Sage and Microsoft outlook
  • Deal with any queries arising from the processing of orders
  • Take and distribute accurate messages
  • Prepare outgoing mail for distribution
  • Maintain office filing and storage systems
  • Update and maintain databases such as mailing lists, contact lists and client information
  • Retrieve information when requested
  • Monitor and maintain office supplies
  • Assist in helping to keep office area clean and tidy

Education and Experience:

  • GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent) in English and Mathematics
  • Previous office experience would be an advantage but not essential
  • Competent computer skills including MS Office or equivalent
  • Previous experience of working with Sage an advantage but not essential
  • Internet skills including use of e-mails, group messaging and data collection
  • Numeracy and literacy skills


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Key Competencies:

  • Organisation and planning skills
  • Work management and prioritising skills
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Accuracy
  • Flexibility
  • Reliability
  • Teamwork

Personal qualities

  • The successful candidate will need to be punctual, reliable, well presented, and polite and have a willingness to learn and develop new skills
  • It is also essential that you can work well as a part of a team in addition to under your own initiative and drive your learning experience

Qualifications required

  • GCSE Grade C or above in English and Mathematics (or equivalent qualification) is a desirable requirement for this position



Future prospects

Most employers working with Leicester College are keen to offer permanent employment to a reliable, hardworking individual based on their performance throughout their Apprenticeship. Potential for future employment and further growth in our business.

Things to consider

Ideal candidate will have access to own transport due to company location – although transport [bus] links are available. Interview, closing date and possible start dates are only a guideline as interviews for this position will be held on an ongoing basis, therefore the start date could alter as the vacancy will close as soon as a successful candidate is selected.

About the employer

Kite Distribution is a UK focused, value-added distributor that specialises in bringing innovative and disruptive technologies to the UK channel. Our management have over 50 years of accumulated channel experience, including launching and building markets for some of the most readily recognisable security & networking brands around today. Our aim at Kite Distribution is to provide each of our vendor and reseller partners with a market leading distribution engine for building incremental revenue. We are also ardent believers in maintaining quality at all times. We endeavour to set a very high level of partner satisfaction from the point the enquiry is picked up, our understanding of the vendors proposition, quote accuracy and turnaround all the way through to delivery and post-sale professional services. We firmly believe that the generation of incremental revenue is a goal more easily accomplished with distribution and the vendor both working in tandem with the partner. For that reason we leverage our know how and complementary services to assist in the creation & closure of pipeline opportunity.





Avalon Way



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Training provider

Training to be Provided

NVQ Level 2 Certificate in Business and Administration:

Certificate in Principles of Business and Administration, Numeracy, Literacy and Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) – exemptions may apply

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Leicester College


Apprenticeship Recruitment Team 01162295509

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017