Business Administrator Apprentice MV Kelly Ltd

This is an exciting opportunity for a school/college leaver looking to gain valuable work experience whilst completing a business administration apprenticeship, within an office environment and has an ambition to eventually train as a Quality Surveyor.

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Closing date: 20 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,000.00 - £15,000.00

  • Working week

    7.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday Total hours per week: 40.00

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    13 months

  • Possible start date

    22 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    25 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Vacancy description

We are looking for a bright, confident and thorough individual to join our fast paced and growing Company as a Business Administration Apprentice. Your role will be to provide essential administrative support to our Commercial team and other office duties as required. As part of the apprenticeship you will also complete a relevant business qualification and competency qualification at the appropriate level, in your own time. Following this there is potential to train as a Quantity Surveyor.

M.V. Kelly Ltd are the UK’s largest Civil Engineering and Building Contractor specialising in Infrastructure and Groundworks. Our success, no doubt is owed to our strong core values maintained from the companies family origins in 1995, in addition to a consistency in a dedicated and elite workforce. We continue to grow rapidly thanks to our sterling reputation within the industry.

We are an innovative, dynamic and passionate business, who understands that the key to a successful business is successful people; therefore we recruit the best, and offer and encourage development and training along with high rewards. The right people can make a real difference; it is this attitude that has got us to where we are today. The opportunities to develop and progress within the Company are limitless for dedicated and successful employees and we promise to help people reach their full potential, through guided and structured personal development plans. Speed of progression is according to rate of development and success; nothing will hold you back at M.V. Kelly.

This is an exciting opportunity for a school/college leaver looking to gain valuable work experience within an office environment that has an ambition to eventually train as a Quantity Surveyor. You will have the motivation to grow and progress within a reputable and growing Construction company, and to become a key asset to the smooth and successful running of our Oxford Commercial team.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

As an Administrator you will be responsible for controlling the numbering, filing, sorting and retrieval of electronically stored or hard copy documentation produced by technical teams, projects or departments in a timely, accurate and efficient manner. You will also be responsible for providing general office admin support. Details are as follows:

  • Assist the Commercial team with document management ensuring systems and procedures are established and followed
  • Ensure documents are managed accurately in a timely manner
  • Assisting the flow of information between clients and the relevant teams within the business
  • Coordinating document control, ensuring accurate electronic and hard copy filing
  • Efficient communication with the commercial team regarding any drawing or documents
  • Ensure smooth running of the office, including procuring all office equipment and providing any admin support where necessary
  • Any ad hoc duties required by the Directors or the team

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills


  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate an extremely high level of confidentiality
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Must be able to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner
  • Meticulous and methodical
  • Works with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail

Personal qualities

  • Ability to prioritise
  • Team player
  • Highly motivated
  • Confident, accommodating and friendly person

Qualifications required

  •  At least 8 GCSE’s A*-C and 3 A-C A Levels or equivalent is desirable (minimum of 8)
  •  Computer literate and competent in all Microsoft Office packages (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  •  Effective oral and written communication skills

Future prospects

Following completion of the apprenticeship, there is a potential to train as a Quantity Surveyor

Things to consider

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £3.50 from the 1st October 2016. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the Apprentice National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

Our history speaks for itself; started in 1995 by father (Martin Kelly) and son (John Kelly), we remain a privately owned Company who are proud to maintain the same values and ethos as when the Company was first incorporated. We successfully combine the personal service of a family company whilst being sufficiently large enough to ensure we can exceed the demands of the largest and most intricate projects. Excellence in standards and service is at the heart of everything we do and we are currently celebrating provision of 20 years of fantastic productivity to our clients whilst busily preparing for the next 20 years. We have amassed a wealth of experience and expertise with many staff having been here since Day One, and we continually source the best operatives and professional staff. Our Head Office is in Birmingham which allows us to control work effectively in the central and north midlands, and we are establishing a network of regional offices allowing us to support and manage work at regional levels including Swan Valley (Northampton) and Kirklington (Oxfordshire). MV Kelly Ltd is driven by hard working people, who want to employ the best staff and partner with our clients to achieve their aim of building quality new homes.


MV Kelly Ltd


Building C

Kirtlington Business Centre




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Training provider

  • Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration
  • Key skills/Functional skills
  • Employment rights and responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by City of Oxford College


Jenny Hyam 07717 315 815

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Closing date: 20 Oct 2017