Business Administration Apprenticeship - Level 2 SPHERE MOVEMENTS LIMITED

We would like our apprentice to undertake a broad range of office tasks, but the main area of focus would be on business administration.

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Closing date: 27 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    04 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

We would like our apprentice to undertake a broad range of office tasks, but the main area of focus would be on business administration.

We see the role involving, but being limited to, the following:

  • Working independent or within a team
  • Meeting and greeting visitors
  • Updating employee records
  • Booking in new contracts and issuing of order acknowledgements.
  • Archiving and storage of completed works information.
  • Working closely with finance & Logistics’ manager to prepare, manage and present Irrevocable Letter of Credits for our overseas customer’s (Training on ILOC’s is also available through our Chamber of Commerce membership and will be given to our apprentice).
  • Understand the different trade agreements with other countries and the tax arrangements that comes from them.

We would also like our apprentice to have the following skills/training to be able to assist with the general day to day office tasks:

  • Ordering from suppliers
  • Answering and making phone calls.
  • Communication with customers and suppliers via e-mail.
  • Price research to assist with job quotations.
  • Administration assistance to office managers.
  • Updating of customer data base.
  • Deliver a high standard of customer service and develop working relationships.

Apprentices must show commitment to the following:

  • To achieve apprentice framework (Key Skills, NVQ and Technical Certificate) within the specified time frame
  • Attend the apprenticeship induction programme
  • Attend all of the training sessions for the programme whenever necessary
  • Undertake any other required development work as part of the apprenticeship programme as requested
  • Any other duties as deemed appropriate by senior staff.
  • To complete training assignments and maintain a student portfolio, which will be assessed by an assessor


Apprenticeship start throughout the year and are open to any age of candidate.

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Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Organisational skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to manage and prioritise tasks
  • Effectively use interpersonal and communication skills
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Effectively use organisation and planning skills with attention to detail and follow through
  • Good IT skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Be reliable and supportive to other areas within the company
  • Good communication skills
  • Operate a variety of standard office machines, including a personal computer and a variety of computer software, phone, fax, calculator, shredding machine and Photocopy machine
  • Maintain an established work schedule
  • Use creativity and independent thought to resolve issues
  • Knowledge of Microsoft programmes, Excel, Word and Outlook

Personal qualities

  • Friendly, approachable manner.
  • Good communicator.
  • Good telephone skills
  • Able to organise own work load
  • Attention to detail
  • Punctual & presentable
  • Friendly & outgoing
  • Willingness to acquire and develop new skills/qualifications if/ when necessary
  • Confident telephone manner
  • Multi tasker, polite, able to follow instructions but also show initiative
  • Polite
  • Excellent time keeping
  • Team worker
  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Professional
  • Must be able to work on own initiative and organise own workload

Qualifications required

GCSE A* -C  / 3 - 9 in Math, English & ICT or level 2 functional skills

Future prospects

Possible progression onto an advanced level in Business Admin

Things to consider

Please provide a mobile telephone number on your application, if successful, an invitation via text message will be sent to you, to attend college for approval on the apprenticeship programme. It is essential you attend this interview to process in full your application to the employer. Please note that certificates showing acquired qualifications are required as part of your application, please bring with you the following information to your approval meeting at college: • Photographic proof of ID • Qualification certificates • National Insurance Number • Updated CV Please send your updated CV before the vacancy closing date to Please ensure in the subject box of your email that you type your “Full Name” and “Apprenticeship Subject Area” If you require help with putting together a CV or Interview skills, please contact: 01226 216 123 for our FREE Workshops. Please ensure travel to this employer's location is realistic and something you could commit to.

About the employer

At Sphere Movements we pride ourselves on being able to offer our customers very competitive freight rates, be it LCL or FCL , together with a one to one service. Our dedicated staff are always at hand to your ensure goods are collected timely, arrive on time, on budget and in the same condition as when they left. You can rely on our knowledge and experience and take a back seat as we arrange all your paperwork, customs clearance documents and legalisation of documents should you require. Sphere Movements offer a wide range of road haulage solutions to all sectors of industry.





Aldham Industrial Estate, Mitchell Road


S73 8HA

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Training provider

Delivery to be completed onsite by Assessor to complete an intermediate technical certificate in Business Administration

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Barnsley College


Richard Willis 01226 216 166

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Closing date: 27 Sep 2017