Business Administrator Apprentice Bluebell Dairy Limited

Do you like ice cream? Bluebell Dairy Ltd is looking for a motivated and professional individual who would like to start their career with this well-established business.

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Closing date: 11 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm, 30 min unpaid lunch break each day.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    12 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    09 Oct 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Providing administration support to the events/office team you will be involved with the administrative duties of a fast-growing business.  Working as part of a small, friendly team your main responsibilities will include duties such as:

  • Updating and maintaining the company databases.
  • Recording of all ice cream batch numbers and transfers.
  • Administration of bookings for the ice cream at external events.
  • Arranging and administering pre-school and school visits.
  • Administration of parties.
  • Analysis of customer feedback forms.
  • Administration duties relevant to the events calendar.
  • Maintaining filing systems and general administrative support to the team.
  • Sales order processing.
  • Spreadsheet management.
  • Handling incoming calls and dealing with the enquiries, a good phone manner is essential.
  • Making calls to support the sales team.
  • Office filing.
  • Message handling.
  • Some social media.
  • Managing, stocking, printing and labelling bottles for the Milk Vending Machine
  • There may also be some duties promoting the business and events via social media and other avenues.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent IT skills.
  • Well organised.
  • A willingness to develop and progress.
  • Able to use own initiative.
  • Good team player.

Personal qualities

  • Hard working.
  • Professional.
  • Reliable.
  • Responsible and mature.
  • Confident and outward going.
  • The ability to be a good team player or work on their own.

Qualifications required

  • GCSE’s in Maths, English and ICT grade A* (9) - C (4) or equivalent.

Future prospects

A successful candidate can expect future potential employment upon completion of their Apprenticeship.

Things to consider

This is a Monthly paid post. You will be entitled to 28 days (including Bank Holidays) annual leave.

About the employer

Brunswood Farm is owned by the Brown family and has been milking cows for over 50 years. Eight years ago they decided to make use of their own cows fresh, creamy milk by adding to it the finest ingredients to produce a wonderful, handmade, luxury ice cream. With a grant from the East Midlands Development Agency, they converted an old farm building into Bluebells that opened on the 13 December 2008. At Bluebells, they have 12 different flavours of ice cream to try and are also a farm shop, tea rooms, animal patch and play area located on the outskirts of Derby. In the tea rooms, they do a variety of light meals and homemade cake as well as locally roasted fresh coffee. Bluebells are also open to hiring for events and parties, they have a full events calendar throughout the year on the farm but also have a presence at a number of local festivals and sports grounds.


Bluebell Dairy Limited


Brunswood Farm

Locko Road


DE21 7BU

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Training provider

  • You will receive a combination of on and off the job training to give you the skills, knowledge and understanding to gain a Diploma in Business and Administration. 
  • Where you do not have grades A-C in a relevant subject, you will work towards Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT as well as developing your knowledge of Employee Rights and Responsibilities, Personal Learning and Thinking Skills, alongside your qualifications.

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Chamber Commerce


Lauren Moore 03333200333

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Closing date: 11 Nov 2017