Business and Administration Apprentice Washingpool Farm Shop

An opportunity has arisen for a Business and Administration Apprentice at Washingpool Farm, a family run business comprising a farm shop, restaurant, holiday cottages, small caravan site and mixed farm.

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Closing date: 20 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £121.50 - £211.50

    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage rates are £4.05 an hour for 16 - 17 year olds, £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

    30 hours per week, we are open seven days a week to hours/days to be confirmed after discussion with successful candidate.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    06 Oct 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Mainly office based work, varied duties including:

  • Make and receive telephone calls and take messages.
  • File invoices and other documents.
  • Take bookings for caravan site and holiday cottages, including adding guests to a database and sending confirmation of bookings by email/post.
  • Help organise events, including designing and distributing posters.
  • Use social media to promote the business.
  • Update the website as directed.
  • Help input data into accounts software.
  • Creating display boards and information about our suppliers.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Computer literate
  • Good telephone manner

Personal qualities

  • Good timekeeper
  • Self-motivated
  • Works well as part of a team
  • Well presented
  • Polite
  • Honest and trustworthy
  • Tidy worker

Qualifications required

  • GCSE English and Maths A*-C (or equivalent) are desirable.

Future prospects

Long term position available to the right candidate.

Things to consider

Please ensure you can reliably get to this destination. Own transport may be beneficial. Can be cold in the winter No outside view from the office!

About the employer

Washing Pool Farm is a family-run business on a mixed working farm (80 acres). The business includes a busy Farm Shop, restaurant/café, holiday cottages, CL (caravan club) caravan site, fishing lakes, school visits, pedigree beef herd, horticulture and pigs.


Washingpool Farm Shop





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Training provider

Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration
Level 2 English Functional Skills
Level 1 Math Functional Skills
Level 1 ICT Functional Skills
NB - Functional Skills will only be studied where candidate does not hold a relevant proxy qualification

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Kingston Maurward College

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Closing date: 20 Oct 2017