Export Administration Apprentice BS Stainless Ltd

We are looking to appoint an export apprentice to be based at our manufacturing site in Preston. The role will be focused on supporting the exports team with administration during their day-to-day activities.

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Closing date: 03 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    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).

  • Working week

    Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    27 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The apprentice will follow a structured training programme to help them develop the skills required for this role.

The role offers a learning opportunity on exports processes, logistics, payment terms, shipping routes, etc.

  • Supporting export team on day to day activities, which include:
  • Export quotes.
  • Processing export orders.
  • Transport and scheduling.
  • Raising quotations, purchase orders and invoices in line with customer order requirements.
  • Shipping of orders through Freight Agents, deciding the most appropriate mode of transport, whilst ensuring goods are shipped within their label requirements.
  • Allocation of stocks to orders based on customer requirement forecasts.
  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement to existing work processes.

General administrative duties including filing, scanning and photocopying.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • An ability to learn and apply knowledge is vital to succeed in this role, the candidate will be methodical and organised.
  • Good planning and organisational skills and the ability to manage conflicting demands to meet deadlines.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Good numeracy skills.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively
  • Proficient in the use of IT systems. Experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook

Personal qualities

  • Ability to work well in a busy environment.
  • Commitment to learn and develop.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to work well within a group and individually.

Qualifications required

GCSE grades A*-C including maths and English (or equivalent)

Future prospects

Progression to the position of exports administrator

Things to consider

In order to progress your application, it is essential that you email Runshaw College your current CV. Please forward as a word document to adultadmin@runshaw.ac.uk. WE CANNOT PROGRESS YOUR APPLICATION UNTIL WE RECEIVE YOUR UP-TO-DATE CV. Please note: this vacancy may close before the closing date if the employer deems sufficient application forms have been received

About the employer

BS Stainless Limited, an SME based in Preston, have successfully run a steel stockholding business since 1998 and built an impressive reputation in the stainless-steel industry. In recent years, the company has grown to become one of the UK’s largest distributors of stainless steel coil, sheet, banding, wire and the supplier of choice for customers. The company had a turnover of £ 13.5 million with 23 employees. BS Stainless have a strong export business which mainly includes supplying of jacketing and ancillary products for pipelines, tanks and equipment insulation to projects within oil and gas, pharmaceutical, chemical, power generation and nuclear industries to over 35 countries. Through strong research and development activities in the last 24 – 36 months, the company has added a range of new products in their product portfolio and invested in an in-house manufacturing facility. This has helped further growth in export business.


BS Stainless Ltd



Leach Place, Walton Summit Centre



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Training provider

  • Level 2 Apprenticeship Framework to include
  • NVQ Technical Certificate
  • Employer Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills.

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Runshaw College


Wendy Love

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Closing date: 03 Nov 2017