Apprenticeship in Business Administration - Intermediate PD Tessport Ltd

To assist the department with all aspects of asset management, inventory management & procurement administration to ensure an effective service is provided to all customers. Additionally to assist with the management & control of Human Resource aspects in line with legislation and to assist with contractual agreements.

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    6 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

Asset Management

Assist with Asset Documentation Management:

  • Upload CE certs, parts manuals, insurance documentation and others
  • Quality checks of documentation
  • Revision dates of documentation
  • Building portfolios for assets

Assist with Asset Management Work Order Updates:

  • Defect report inputting/planning
  • Pre-use check inputting/planning
  • Safety reports inputting into Engineering dashboard

Assist with New Assets Uploading to Asset Management System:

  • Receive new asset upload document
  • Assess new asset data
  • Liaise with IFS Systems Specialist to be uploaded into the system
  • Assign/upload asset documentation to the asset

Assist with the Engineering Planning Functions:

  • Assist with vessel stemming plans
  • Assist with the creation of engineering asset management plans
  • Assist with the updating of work orders within the asset management system
  • Assist with planning meetings and the cascading of engineering tasks
  • Liaise with engineering customers providing planning updates

Inventory Management

Assist with Inventory Part Administration:

  • Assess parts list
  • Create a new inventory part record in IFS
  • Attach authorised request documents
  • Upload part data & complete

Assist with Price Checks in Inventory System:

  • Check IFS for valid price checks
  • Contact suppliers for new pricing
  • Update new prices in IFS and attach relevant paperwork.

Assist with Inventory Management of Stationery:

  • Stock control of stationery items
  • Procurement of stationery items


Assist with Reporting Requirements:

  • Fuel input report
  • Fuel usage reports
  • Asset hours used report
  • Holiday/resource report
  • Collation of section reports to collate into monthly report
  • Analyse & report on inventory transaction history
  • Collation of inventory data to report on
  • HSE reporting

Monthly Report for Overtime Budget:

  • Export spread sheet from IFS – split relevant companies and send to accounts

Fuel Recharges:

  • Down load all fuel usage from Triscan fuel system
  • Work out costs as per inflation prices
  • Update documentation
  • Liaise with the Accounts department to be process fuel re-charges


Assist with Invoice/Order Discrepancies:

  • Liaise with the Accounts department with discrepancies and rectify
  • Liaise with external suppliers with discrepancies and rectify
  • Log discrepancies and file

Assist with Procurement Orders:

  • Assist with the creation of procurement orders
  • Liaise with suppliers with procurement orders

Human Resources

Assist with the Management of Personnel Files:

  • Assist with the collation of personnel information
  • Assist with filling personnel information such as training records, sickness records

Assist with Personnel Wages:

  • Check all Overtime/sickness and holiday are entered
  • Export to excel spread sheet from IFS
  • Split Tees Engineering and Groveport and Humber
  • Check all higher grade and input for individuals
  • Cascade to managers to be checked and forward to Payroll

Assist with Engineering Holidays and Over Time: 

  • Holiday data inputting
  • Holiday planning
  • Overtime data inputting
  • Overtime planning

Assist with Holiday Management:

  • Check all holiday
  • Clear personal files ready for the new year
  • Calculate if holidays need to be carried over

Assist with shift rota /and work out write off hours incorporated into the year:

  • From the new year update all the new shift rotas
  • All bank holiday/extra payments to be worked out

Assist with Working Time Directive Legislation:

  • Assist with the input all figures from Excel spread sheet and cascade to relevant people.

Assist with Balancing Payments /Write off payments:

  • Work out all payment above and beyond normal overtime hours

Assist with Temporary Labour:

  • Input and produce paperwork for all temporary labour
  • Cascade to relevant people

Contractual Agreements

Assist with Contractual Agreements:

  • Assist with the Civil department with contractual agreement works

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent IT skills (especially Outlook and Excel)
  • Excellent numeracy skills
  • Excellent telephone manner
  • Attention to detail will be a key part of this role
  • Able to work on own initiative essential
  • Preferable with a health and social care interest.

Personal qualities

  • Punctual
  • Trustworthy
  • Flexible
  • Able to work independently and integrate into established team
  • Conscientious
  • Have a desire to learn and develop administrative skills
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Have a positive attitude
  • Be a good team player
  • Have a desire to learn
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Driving license is desirable due to the location

Qualifications required

No specific qualifications are required.

Future prospects

This is an initial 12 month contract.

About the employer

Based in Middlesbrough, we operate Teesport, a major deep-water complex and one of the largest container ports in the North of England. To complement our operations, PD Logistics is our leading logistics business, delivering flexible portcentric solutions to improve your supply chain. With a developed warehousing footprint, supported through Teesport, of over 3 million square feet, with multiple clients, we are the leading edge portcentric logistics provider in the UK.


PD Tessport Ltd


Harbour Masters Office

Tees Dock



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Training provider

  • Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration  (QCF)
  • Functional Skills in Maths, English & ICT.  If you have GSCE grades A - C (or equivalent) in Maths, English & ICT and you obtained these within the last 5 years you will not need to complete the functional skills qualifications
  • Employee Rights & Responsibilities

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Stockton Riverside College


Dawn Smith

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2017