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Apprentice Receptionist & Events Assistant Cotton Court Business Hub

Working in a fast paced environment, this is a varied role key to help the business grow. The role is within the Reception and Events team, so amongst the key responsibilities are ensuring that visitors and tenants are dealt with in a polite and helpful manner, answering telephone calls, assisting with conference and events bookings.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday Times T.B.C. Occasional weekend/evening work may be required.

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    19 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    29 Apr 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

A typical week could include managing the office area and greeting visitors, answering calls for different types of businesses, updating customer databases using our web applications, typing up meeting documents, sending the daily post, assisting with marketing and social media, or setting up and replenishing conference refreshments. This sort of work requires a strong sense of responsibility, accuracy and attention to detail.


  • Ensuring that visitors are dealt with in a friendly and helpful manner  greeting visitors
  • Answering telephone enquiries and calls for different types of businesses
  • Managing CRM systems
  • Liaising with customers and suppliers
  • Assist with conference and event booking request and sending booking forms 
  •  Typing up meeting documents
  •  Distributing and forwarding mail  
  • Arranging meetings 
  • Assisting with marketing and social media
  • Setting up and replenishing conference refreshments
  • Supporting with the smooth running of events, assisting on the day as requested
  • Maintaining stock levels 
  • Keeps a safe and clean reception area by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Written and Verbal Communication Skills 
  • IT Skills 
  • Good customer service skills

Personal qualities

Enthusiastic: You’ll bring a positive, can-do attitude to work.
Well presented and Professional: You’ll be a face of the business and will provide a high level of customer service.

Desired qualifications

  • 5 x GCSE A*-D /  9-3 which must include GCSE English and maths at  A*-C / 9-4

Future prospects

  • Permanent role in the company

Things to consider

In order to progress your application, we will require you to complete additional paperwork and complete a BKSB assessment. The information will be sent via email if you meet the entry requirements set by the employer and linked training provider for the vacancy. Please check your junk mail whilst the vacancy is open.

About the employer

Cotton Court is a business centre based in the centre of Preston offering meeting & event space, offices & desk space and professional call answering service.


Cotton Court Business Hub


Cotton Court

Church Street



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Runshaw College


Kirsty Gregory

You will be working towards the following qualification/standard:

Business Administrator – Level 3

This includes:

  • Main Learning Objectives – Support a business administrator’s role in the workplace, principles of business administration, managing performance, communication in a business environment, project management, ICT for business
  • Functional Skills (if required)
  • EPA (End Point Assessment) – Towards the final few months of the apprenticeship you will complete your End Point Assessment. This includes a knowledge test, portfolio-based interview and a project/improvement presentation. All assessment methods will be conducted and graded by an independent EPAO

This Apprenticeship is completed within the workplace. You will be assessed through written work and observation throughout your training. You will be given time by your employer to complete portfolio work, attend training, workplace shadowing and any other opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge.

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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