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Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship Standard PLASTRIBUTION LIMITED

An exciting career opportunity to work for the UK's leading distributor of plastics and raw materials. A varied exciting role which will provide the successful candidate with a full understanding of the business, gaining experience and a practical understanding of all departments including sales, purchasing, logistics and accounting.

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Closing date: 17 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm.

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    24 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    13 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Key duties and responsibilities will be to provide support to the individual departments of the business, including (but not limited to):

Duties and responsibilities:

Assist with the general running of the Area team and help co-ordinate activities relating to the following:

  • Accepting, processing and invoicing sales orders
  • Providing support to the Credit Control function, including contacting customers to progress payment, preparation for Area Credit meetings, and, where appropriate, liaising with Management to resolve issues
  • Liaising with the Operations team
  • Liaising with the Product teams with regard to material purchases and stock holding
  • Liaising with the Account Managers on a day-to-day basis with regard to customer sales, samples, quotations and general market information
  • To keep accurate files and records supporting the Account Manager and internal procedures within Netsuite and other systems
  • Provide support to the Area Sales team and work to improve customer relations and systems in support of the business
  • Liaise with customers with regard to sales orders, deliveries and complaints
  • Enter all quotations, samples and market information into given systems and liaise with other members of the team, Product Managers, and the Sales Manager to follow these through to their ultimate conclusion. This includes logging samples sent to customers and consistently following these up and evaluating the effectiveness of sampling
  • Be flexible in respect of the Company's needs by providing cover for absent colleagues and assisting others where necessary
  • Work to improve knowledge of the Company's products
  • Report the occurrence of any non-conformance through Netsuite, using Cases
  • Assess the credit-worthiness of companies contacted and make recommendations
  • Continually seeks out opportunity, practising and encouraging a culture of strategic excellence
  • Be alert to changing situations, show flexibility in approach, adaptability in difficult circumstances and continuously strive to achieve a result
  • Provide the best possible solution to problem solving or decision making by conscientiously testing things, examining facts, trying different alternatives and thinking things through
  • Building relationships both internally and externally to ensure that information is shared quickly and efficiently
  • Represent the Company in a professional manner at all times
  • Occasional Company travel may be required

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Good level of Numeracy 
  • Good IT skills
  • Excellent time keeping skills

Personal qualities

  • Willingness to learn
  • Dependable
  • Flexible
  • Methodical
  • Accurate
  • Ambitious 
  • Ability to build rapport
  • Confident

Desired qualifications

  • 5 GCSEs at Grades A-C/4-9 or above (or equivalent) including Maths and English is a mandatory requirement


Future prospects

  • This apprenticeship has the potential to lead to a full-time permanent position within a leading company
  • From here you will then have the opportunity to develop and diversify your learning both through experience and further apprenticeship study if desired

Things to consider

  • Please consider your travel to and from work
  • Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week), For more information please visit:

About the employer

Did you know that the UK plastics industry is the third largest sector employer in UK manufacturing, employing over 182,000. That means that more people are employed in plastics than in glass, steel, and paper combined.

As one of the industry’s leading distributors of plastics raw materials and semi-finished plastic product, Plastribution has a remarkable reputation. Over the last four decades, we have been consistent in delivering reliability, know-how and unrivalled customer service for our customers. We now have the potential to double in size over the next decade, but we need highly capable, talented and team orientated people to help make that happen.

There is no better time to join Plastribution. We offer a vibrant, open plan working environment that has been purposely created to enable staff to communicate better and thrive. The positive atmosphere at Plastribution is dynamic and fun, which in turn promotes a culture of productivity that is unmatched amongst our competitors.




14 Charter Point Way


LE65 1NF

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Juniper Training Ltd


Diane Jones

Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Maths and English support if required
  • End Point Assessment

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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