Business Administration Apprentice Wilkinson Cowan Partnership Ltd

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, well organised individual who is keen to develop and grow their skills through a Business Administration Apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 28 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    15 Dec 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

As a Business Administration Apprentice, your main responsibility will be to provide an efficient and effective general administration service.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Answering / dealing with phone calls
  • Producing routine documents
  • Inputting data
  • Maintaining filing systems, chasing information by phone and email and other duties associated with the Construction Design and Management Regulations
  • Photocopying
  • Using basic Microsoft office applications – word / excel / outlook
  • Attending building sites to view progress on site (after passing the CSCS test)
  • Other office duties as required

12 month fixed term contract with the possibility of offering a permanent position if both parties desire.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Strong administration and organisational skills
  • Must be methodical and accurate, with good attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills at all levels
  • Strong IT skills with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications

Personal qualities

  • Excellent communication skills with a positive and enthusiastic approach to work
  • Willingness to learn and take up new challenges
  • The right candidate will be looking for a long term prospect with opportunity to progress and develop


Qualifications required

A good standard of literacy and numeracy with GCSEs (or equivalent) A*-C in Maths and English

Future prospects

We offer courses from level 2 right through to Management qualifications at Level 7, supporting candidates through their professional development.

Things to consider

Please note - should this position receive a large amount of applications the job advert will close early. We advise that you apply for this position early to avoid disappointment. As part of our apprenticeship recruitment process, you will be required to attend a Numeracy, Literacy and Interview Assessment at our CitySkills Campus Fredrick Road, Salford M6 6QH. Should you be successful at this stage, we will then submit your application to the employer for further consideration. Individuals who already have a Level 4 qualification are now eligible for a Level 5 or above Higher Apprenticeship only. They are not eligible for funding for an Intermediate Level, Advanced Level or Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship. Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.40 per hour from 1st October 2016. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

About the employer

Wilkinson Cowan Partnership Ltd, formed as a practice of Chartered Quantity Surveyors in 1980, has now evolved into a building consultancy offering traditional Quantity Surveying services together with Project Management, Building Surveying, Health and Safety, Employers Agent and bespoke professional services within the construction industry. Based in Cheadle Hulme and Liverpool in the North West, and South West we are able to undertake work throughout the UK and national clients feature amongst our regular customers. Over the years our client base has grown with Clients who appreciate our ability to deliver a quality service on time to suit their individual needs. The Practice is an equal opportunities employer and mindful of its responsibility to all sectors of the community.


Wilkinson Cowan Partnership Ltd


Stanley House

15-17 Ladybridge Road

Cheadle Hulme



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Training provider

  • Level 2 Apprenticeship in Business and Administration
  • Functional Skills Maths, English & ICT Level 1 - If Functional Skills are required, the apprentice will need to attend weekly, booking in on one of the timetabled slots (am, pm or evening).
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • PLTS The candidate will learn about Employment Rights and Responsibilities and apply Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

This course is designed to enable students to gain qualifications to start a career as an administrator within an office environment. The qualification is credit based and allows flexibility to adapt to many different kinds of businesses choosing optional routes dependant on the job role.

The course will cover the following mandatory areas:

  • Communication in a business environment
  • Principles of providing administrative services 
  • Principles of business document production and information management 
  • Understand employer organisations 
  • Manage personal performance and development 
  • Develop working relationships with colleagues

You will then choose from a wide selection of optional units choosing from topics such as:

  • Customer Relationships 
  • Digital Marketing 
  • Social Media 
  • Using Email Applications 
  • Word, Spread sheet or PowerPoint Software 
  • Payroll 
  • Diary Management 
  • Administrative Support for meetings 
  • Greet and welcome visitors and many more

Progression Routes We offer courses from level 2 right through to Management qualifications at Level 7, supporting candidates through their professional development. throughout their Apprenticeship. Length of Course

The Apprenticeship lasts for a minimum of 12 months to ensure the candidate can demonstrate significant work experience alongside their professional qualifications. 

The qualification will be delivered in the workplace with the assessor visiting once every 4 - 6 weeks.

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Salford City College


Louise Corbett 01616315366

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Closing date: 28 Aug 2017