Administration Apprentice Bluespot Furniture Ltd

This is an exciting opportunity to work for Bluespot Furniture undertaking varied duties. You will be working with a hardworking and friendly team.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 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

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    05 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC091059487

  • Positions

    1 available

The role will include various administration duties with the aim to develop and have more responsibility during your apprenticeship. The role will include some of the following areas:

  • General administrative duties including typing correspondence by e-mail and letter
  • To undertake filing, faxing, record keeping, photocopying and distribution of relevant documents.
  • Support to members of the Management Team
  • Using Microsoft Packages, in particular Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • To deal courteously and efficiently with all visitors.
  • Answering the telephone in a professional manner and dealing with enquiries
  • Responsible for co-ordinating the post
  • Providing refreshments for visitors when required
  • Inputting data onto internal systems with a high level of accuracy
  • Dealing with stationary/stock levels and reordering as and when appropriate
  • Assisting all members of the team as and when required
  • Dealing with requests for information
  • Ensuring that the Policies of the company are observed and that good practice is encouraged, particularly in the areas of Health & Safety, Equal Opportunities and confidentiality.

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by the organisation which is relevant to your post within the company to meet the overall business objectives.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Somebody who is a good verbal communicator who has a polite, clear and professional telephone manner.
  • Must have a good level of literacy skills.
  • IT literate and have a good understanding of Microsoft Packages.
  • Required to work to deadlines, with good time management.
  • Good numeracy skills.
  • Confident in using email and the internet.
  • The successful candidate will be organised.
  • Willing to work effectively in the team.

Personal qualities

  • An enthusiastic individual.
  • Flexible approach to work, willing to go the extra mile to get the job done.
  • Must be punctual as well as having a good attendance record.
  • Ability to work on own initiative, when required.
  • Ability to work effectively as both part of a team and as an individual.
  • Respond positively to the demands of a varied workload.
  • Friendly and approachable.
  • Commitment to undertake continued training and development.

Qualifications required

Grade C or above in Maths and English or equivalent would be preferred but each person will be considered on their individual merits.

Future prospects

There is a strong possibility that you will gain a permanent position following successful employment as well as achievement of the full apprenticeship qualification.

There may also be further apprenticeship/other training available following successful employment and achievement of the apprenticeship qualifications

Things to consider

There are good transport links by bus from Dewsbury Bus Station.

The company is about 15/20 minutes walk from the centre of Dewsbury bus stop.

Please check the time it will take for you to travel as well as the cost.


About the employer

Our manufacturing facility boasts the latest technology in panel processing. Continual investment has enabled Bluespot to offer the most complex of office furniture designs, manufactured to the highest quality standards, at competitive prices. Our vast raw material stock-holding facilitates a short production cycle time, from receipt of customer orders to dispatch. Bluespot supply to a number of the biggest office furniture retailers in the UK, with a next day dropship service for online retailers.
We have over 750 product lines available from stock produced within our own manufacturing facility of some 40,000 ft2. We specialise in a range of colours and styles not offered by our competitors.
Kitoutmyoffice.com is the ecommerce brand, for which this role will be most involved in. We are investing heavily in the growth of this brand, with ambitious targets to escalate quickly.

Employer

Bluespot Furniture Ltd

Address

Unit 500, Bretton Park Way

Dewsbury

Dewsbury

WF12 9BS

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Training provider

NVQ L2 Diploma Business Administration – The NVQ qualification starts on date of employment - Evidence is gathered and assessed in the workplace.

The candidate will understand the following: Organising and administering meetings, manage diary systems, how to use different office equipment, organisation of travel and accommodation, use of mail services in a business, understand customer service in a business, how to prepare different types of business documents, understand data protection, confidentiality, copyright, security, how information is managed in business organisations, laws, health and safety as well as confirming understanding of the company’s policies - Delivered in college – The delivery starts in April or September, on a Wednesday.

FUNCTIONAL SKILLS

  • Maths Level 1 then 2
  • English Level 1 then 2
  • ICT Level 1

Exemptions may apply if GCSE Grade C or equivalent has been achieved.
You will be required to attend college one day per week for this training.

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider

KIRKLEES COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Kirklees College

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Other information

Following applying for this vacancy the first stage, after your initial application, will be to attend an interview with Nichola Barnes at Kirklees College, Huddersfield. If you do not attend this interview your application will not progress any further.

For any further information on this vacancy please contact Nichola Barnes at Kirklees College on E-mail: bpsapprenticeships@kirkleescollege.ac.uk
or Tel: 01484 437066/07788390025

NO CONTACT should be made with the employer at this initial stage, the College is more than happy to help you with any queries you may have.

Candidates will be asked to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment as part of their application.

The salary may be negotiable. This will depend on experience.

The salary may also increase after a probationary period, if the budget allows, following successful employment and production of the required work towards achieving the qualifications towards the apprenticeship training programme.

This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment.


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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017