Business Administration Apprentice Thurkettle Vehicle Engineers

The successful applicant will be working on reception dealing with customers over the phone and face to face as well as with e-mails. You will also be dealing with the mechanics, general book keeping, invoices and cash and card payments.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 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

    8:30 till 17:30 Monday - Friday with 1 hour lunch

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    04 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Dealing with customers face to face reading emails responding correctly about clients enquiry
  • Answering telephone calls/assisting customer with whatever problems they may have
  • Checking e-mails and responding to e-mails
  • Dealing with invoices, orders and suppliers
  • Dealing with accounts
  • General Customer Service related tasks
  • General business administration related tasks

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • You will need to be a self-driven, quality conscious, results orientated individual who takes pride in providing the best customer service possible
  • The ability to work under pressure and multi-task by managing several things at once

Personal qualities

  • Bright bubbly personality
  • Friendly and approachable

Qualifications required

  • There are no formal qualifications required for this apprenticeship, however you will be asked to undertake initial assessments in Maths and English prior to being invited to interview

Future prospects

Excellent prospects for the individual to progress within the company

About the employer

Thurkettle Vehicle Engineers have over 18 years of experience providing car repairs, servicing and MOTs in Aylesbury and the surrounding area, including Thame, Bicester, Buckingham and Leighton Buzzard. We offer an extensive range of repairs and services, including clutch repair, brake repair, cambelt replacements, air conditioning repair, MOTs and much more. A local family ran independent garage in Aylesbury with over 50 years of experience, and we have the equipment and resources that our competitors can't match. We can carry out small fleet work for businesses, in addition to professional mechanical work for the general public, and are very experienced in working on all makes and models of both cars and vans. Thurkettle are MOT specialists, providing a while-you-wait service at excellent value. We will give you a detailed explanation of any faults or issues with your vehicle, and even offer you a free re-test after carrying out the required repairs. We have also been approved as a DVSA-Approved MOT Testing Centre for class 4 vehicles or vans under the weight of 3000kg.


Thurkettle Vehicle Engineers


Unit 4


HP19 8RS

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Training provider

  • This is an in house apprenticeship
  • The NVQ qualification will be delivered by practical and theory assignments
  • The successful candidate will work full time within the workplace
  • Each month a Remit assessor will come out to see you to deliver the qualification
  • Functional skills in Maths and English are also delivered where applicable

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Remit Ltd


George Reynolds

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017