Administrator & Receptionist Apprentice Building Design Partnership Ltd

We are looking for an enthusiastic and personable individual with a strong customer service approach to carry out varied office-based duties. You will be expected to meet and greet visitors and provide administrative support as part of a small and busy team.

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Closing date: 24 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Mon-Friday 9.00-5.30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    26 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    15 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Reporting to the Office Manager Responsibilities would include:

  • Answering telephone calls
  • Dealing with incoming and outgoing mail
  • Meeting and greeting clients
  • Booking travel
  • Booking meeting rooms and associated catering
  • Managing the kitchen and reception area
  • Organising in-house refreshments for meetings
  • Helping with the organisation of lunchtime seminars
  • Dealing with the production of printed presentation materials
  • Ordering and controlling stationery supplies and assisting the office manager and other admin team members as required

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Information Technology
  • Administration Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Numeracy Skills
  • Listening Skills
  • Social Media Skills
  • Team Building Skills
  • Literacy Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Organisational Skills

Personal qualities

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with people at all levels
  • The ability to work under pressure and multi-task, remaining calm and unflappable
  • Flexibility, be able to learn new skills quickly and be a strong team player
  • Confidence in managing telephone enquiries (telephone system training will be given)
  • Experience of working at reception or in a front of house role ideally where you had interaction with internal and external customers (training will be given)
  • Well organised and able to adapt to new situations
  • A high level of competence in the use of Microsoft Office, including Outlook

Qualifications required

  • 4 x GCSE A*-C (or equivalent number) English & Maths or equivalents

Future prospects

BDP offers an excellent opportunity for your personal and career development as well as an attractive remuneration package that includes a competitive salary, flexible pension allowance, and private medical insurance. Discover more about our Sheffield studio here:

Things to consider

Candidates must ensure sustainable transport link to reach both employer and the Sheffield College - City Campus

About the employer

International architects, engineers and town planners - education, health, retail, leisure, industry, offices, transport and urban design projects


Building Design Partnership Ltd


1 North Bank


S3 8JY

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration Level 2
  • Certificate in Principles of Business Administration
  • College attendance is one day per week in the first 15 weeks of term time

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Sheffield College


Job Connect on: 0114 2602600

Other information

The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

Employer's Application Instructions

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This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 24 Oct 2017