Business Administration Apprentice A1 Blinds

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an administrative / customer service assistant to join the administrative team at A1 Blinds based in Blaydon.

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Closing date: 11 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    8.00-4.00 Mon to Sat or 9.00-5.00 Monday to Saturday. Will work 5 days per week (2 days off).

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    14 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    26 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties to include:

  • Answering the telephone and dealing with enquiries
  • Processing outgoing post
  • Use of a diary system – to book in measures and fitting of blinds
  • Use of email, filing / scanning and photocopying documents
  • Preparation of quotes and typing letters
  • Data entry
  • Will eventually progress onto invoicing
  • Assisting customers face to face within the showroom
  • Placing orders
  • Taking deposits and completing sales order forms

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Applicants should have good IT skills and be competent using Microsoft office.

Personal qualities

  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Be able to work as part of a team
  • Be able to work off own initiative
  • Good organisational skills 
  • Good attention to detail
  • Good listening skills

Qualifications required

  • Grades A*-D at GCSE to include Maths and English or equivalent qualifications.

Future prospects

There is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills for the right candidate who is enthusiastic and willing to learn.

Things to consider

Please ensure that you can travel to Chainbridge Industrial Estate for either an 8.00am or a 9.00am start as you will work shifts of 8-4 and 9-5.

About the employer

A1 Blinds have been manufacturing made to measure window blinds in the North East for over 30 years. They are now located in Tundry Way, Blaydon, Tyne & Wear where they operate from a large, modern Factory/Showroom.


A1 Blinds


Unit 4-5 Chainbridge Industrial Est

Tundry Way


NE21 5SJ

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Training provider

  • NVQ level 2 in Business Administration.
  • Possible functional skills if applicable.

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Access Training Ltd


Olivia Davies

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Closing date: 11 Nov 2017