Business Administration Apprenticeship SHEPHERD OFFSHORE SERVICES LIMITED

Apprenticeship in Business Administration

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Closing date: 03 Oct 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

    37 hours over a 5 day week

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    06 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Shepherd Offshore Group are looking to recruit a business administration apprentice covering general administration duties and supporting their Purchasing Co-Ordinator.

The ideal candidate will be bright, articulate, friendly and who will fit in well with a large team.

The 2 year apprenticeship will include the following elements:

  • Placing customer orders
  • Solving delivery problems / complaints
  • Liaising with customers and logistics hauliers
  • Placing stock / production orders
  • Issuing warranties
  • Preparing and sending samples / literature
  • Arranging installer training and issuing relevant certificates
  • Ordering stationery and maintenance of office stationery supplies
  • Ordering safety footwear
  • Weekly update of technical reports
  • Ordering lunches / refreshments for visitors
  • Updating contractor information
  • Helping to organise training courses / setting up training venues
  • Ad-hoc office administration for production area

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Motivated willingness to learn and have a positive attitude.

Personal qualities

  • Good timekeeping, the ability to take on board information in a variety of formats and able to communicate effectively with colleagues and team leaders.
  • Have a proven interest in the working environment and want an apprenticeship.

Qualifications required

The candidate must have at least 5 GCSEs, or equivalent, at Grade C or above including Maths & English Language.

Please note that Level 2 Adult Literacy and Level 2 Adult Numeracy will not be accepted.  This is due to the apprenticeship framework requirements.

Future prospects

As a Tyne North Training apprentice you will benefit from our unique funding packages. This apprenticeship will lead to a bespoke, unique skill.

Things to consider

The first step of your completed application form is to attend Tyne North Training for an assessment/interview, an eligibility check and to complete a Tyne North Training application form.

About the employer

Shepherd Offshore has over 30 years experience in providing logistics support for mobilisations and demobilisations for the offshore industries. Our two deep water offshore supply bases are ready equipped to handle heavy lift and complex projects, supported by first class people and infrastructure. Shepherd Offshore is a leading provider of responsible regeneration, providing bespoke manufacturing, design & build, R&D and training facilities for global organisations.





Rendle Road

Newcastle Upon Tyne


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Training provider

  • The Advanced Apprenticeship is typically a 2 year programme.
  • The Technical Certificate aspect of the programme is delivered at the employer's premises so no day release is required.
  • The apprenticeship also includes Employment Rights and Responsibilities as well as Personal Learning and Thinking Skills qualifications.

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Tyne North Training Ltd


Andrew Thorpe

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Closing date: 03 Oct 2017