Business Administration Apprentice Universal Sealants UK Ltd

Universal Sealants (UK) Limited are looking for an enthusiastic, hardworking individual to join their team as a Business Administration Apprentice. The successful candidate will work towards a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Business Admin.

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Closing date: 16 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8.30-4.30pm. 23 Days annual leave increasing with service.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    23 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    15 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The candidate will work within the Production/Purchasing Department. Tasks to include:

  • Inputting of data.
  • Stock control.
  • Placing purchase orders.
  • Liaison with sales.
  • Liaison with national resource.
  • Liaison with suppliers.
  • Liaison with technical.
  • Working directly under existing purchasing staff.
  • Support of others within the department.

USL are looking with suitable candidates who can progress initially within the department. We are interested in succession planning for USL and to move into other Departments/Divisions should the candidate be deemed suitable.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good practical skills
  • The ability to work quickly and methodically
  • The ability to concentrate while doing repetitive tasks
  • The ability to follow instructions

Personal qualities

  • Communication skills
  • Organisational and timekeeping skills
  • Motivational skills
  • IT skills including spreadsheets

Qualifications required

GCSE grades C and above in English/ Mathematics.

Future prospects

USL are looking at the apprentice route regards succession planning of the business.

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. 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).

About the employer

Specialist Contractor/ Manufactured for the construction industry. The business is focused on the construction chemicals market globally. Revenue is in the region of £80 million.


Universal Sealants UK Ltd


Kingston House 3


NE38 8QA

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Training provider

  • Level 2 qualification in Business Admin.
  • 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: 16 Oct 2017