Business Administration Apprentice Invista Textiles

Invista Textiles require a hard working individual to join their team as a business administration apprenticeship. Successful candidate will work towards a level 2 business administration apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 02 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    The business operates on a flexi-time system between 8 am – and 6 pm.

    Total hours per week: 38.75

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    04 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Provision of basic and specialised administration and support services to all pools


  • Basic duties for all day-to-day administration tasks including organisation of meetings, provision of relevant supplies, functions, visits, use of SAP and related catalogue order systems for procurement, travel arrangements and expense reporting for staff
  • Specific functional administrative and support roles – which it is expected that all incumbents will have the capability to execute – include the following:-
  • Development and issue of project documentation, including administration of document management IT systems
  • Finance administration, including but not limited to purchase requisition placement via SAP and catalogue order systems, cost reporting, tracking of payments
  • Compliance system administration, including management of training systems, inventory management, calendar scheduling, execution of key support duties, and execution of compliance duties.
  • Consumable and equipment sourcing, including definition of requirements, placement of requisitions, follow through with vendors on delivery, and documentation of inbound/outbound shipments
  • Office Management, including facilities management/refurbishment, facilitation of moves and furniture/office infrastructure

The role of the administrative dept is:

  • Provision of a suite of basic administrative services constantly throughout the working year
  • Provision of document generation and management services, including implementation of specific software systems, in order to provide engineering packages to key deliverable dates
  • Administration of internal financial systems and business processes, including sourcing of goods and services, cost reporting and resolution of resulting issues, tracking of orders and invoicing
  • Provision of a service to ensure fully functioning and productive office environments
  • Capability to provide user support on key IT applications to support the implementation of new systems and to improve the productivity of users on existing applications

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Great communicator.
  • IT skills, both competence with desktop programs, and to be trained on more specialised applications across all of business activities
  • Ability to develop an understanding of Invista’s core business functions, and to proactively identify areas where administration and support can be deployed to maximum advantage
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact with employees and visitors at all levels in a professional manner, and to maintain confidentiality and discretion around sensitive issues at all times.
  • Teamwork skills, including interaction with admin staff in other operating pools to provide administrative services to the community at all times and circumstances.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail

Personal qualities

  • Can do attitude
  • Motivated
  • Interested in developing a career in business and administration
  • Eager to learn and develop

Qualifications required

The right candidate should have GCSEs at grades C or above in English Language and Maths or equivalent.

Future prospects

Possibility of a permanent position on completion of the apprenticeship programme

Things to consider

This vacancy is to start immediately therefore you must be available to start before applying. The closing date, interview date and start date are subject to change. This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment. Individuals are able to undertake an apprenticeship at a higher level than a qualification they currently hold, including any previously completed apprenticeships. Individuals can also undertake an apprenticeship at the same level, or lower level than a qualification they already hold as long as the new apprenticeship allows for new skills to be acquired and the content of the training is materially different from any previous qualification or apprenticeship. For example, if you already have a Level 4 qualification you still may be able to complete an apprenticeship at any level providing you meet the eligibility criteria and are learning substantive new skills.Please note; if you have been progressed, you will be contacted to complete a telephone interview. Please expect to receive a call from us. Applicants must go through this telephone procedure for your application to be progressed. Please be aware that as Northern Skills Group provide a matching recruitment service, we will also consider you for roles which pay the Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage.

About the employer

INVISTA transforms daily life through its innovations in the nylon, spandex, polyester and specialty materials industries. You may find INVISTA's products in your clothing, carpets, cars and computers—just to name a few.


Invista Textiles


The Wilton Centre


TS10 4RF

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Qualification (with progression to Level 3)
  • Technical Certificate
  • Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT (where required)
  • Day release class

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider

Northern Skills Group

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Northern Skills Group

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Closing date: 02 Oct 2017