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Apprentice Administrator Thompson Commercials Ltd

Thompson Commercials are searching for an energetic and enthusiastic individual to join their friendly, supportive team at the Grimsby Depot on Estate Road 6 of the South Humberside Industrial Estate.

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Closing date: 08 Aug 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    09.00 – 17.00, Monday to Friday (1 hour lunch break).

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2021

  • Date posted

    07 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Thompson Commercials are the largest privately owned Renault Truck dealership in the UK with 7 depots spanning the East of England supplying the full range of New Renault and Isuzu trucks, pre-owned trucks, trailers and vans.

Initially the role will involve training to complete basic office duties such as data entry, running daily reports, taking messages and dealing with queries. As you progress you will be trained to support the aftersales teams (parts, service etc).

The successful candidate will provide administrative support to all departments of the business.

The environment is fast paced but has a friendly atmosphere.

Duties will include:

  • Data input and processing information using electronic customer information systems, and Microsoft Excel
  • Running reports and analysing data
  • Provide a reception service and exceptional customer service, including taking messages, answering the phone and dealing with general enquiries
  • Assisting the finance team with raising invoices and other basic financial administration
  • To ensure professionalism and quality are maintained at all times in particular with customers and suppliers
  • Assisting all departments with all aspects of general administration
  • All other associated duties as required

As an apprentice you will work from the employer’s Grimsby depot based on Estate Road 6 of the South Humberside Industrial Estate. You will be allocated a Trainer/Assessor who will visit you within the workplace. You will also receive full training and support from the employer’s small, friendly team who have a wealth of knowledge in this industry.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Pleasant telephone manner
  • Good standard of maths and English
  • Good knowledge of IT and Microsoft applications (Word, Outlook and Excel) with excellent typing skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated
  • Work well under pressure
  • Work well within a small team

Personal qualities

  • Confident and outgoing
  • Responsible and reliable
  • Well-presented and professional
  • Supportive
  • Friendly and enthusiastic
  • Trustworthy
  • Willing and interested to learn new things

Desired qualifications

GCSE grade C/4 in English and maths would be an advantage (or an equivalent Level 2 qualification).

Future prospects

Thompson Commercials are offering this Apprenticeship with the view of employing the successful candidate in a permanent role, with a long-term career in the industry.

Things to consider

Thompson Commercials Grimsby deport is based on Estate Road 6 of the South Humberside Industrial Estate in Grimsby. Please check the employer’s location and ensure you would be able to report to work on a daily basis.

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About the employer

Thompson Commercials are the largest privately owned Renault Truck dealership in the UK with 7 depots spanning the East of England supplying the full range of New Renault and Isuzu trucks, pre-owned trucks, trailers and vans.

Thompson Group Ltd is a company born over the span of several decades, their roots are in the cycle and motorcycle business established in the old East Riding of Yorkshire back in 1910 progressing to become Thompsons of Beverley.

From 1973 to 1986 the company operated as a DAF Trucks franchise, changing to Renault Trucks in 1986. Thompson of Beverley went from strength to strength hosting many an event at their premises and attending Driffield Show regularly, amongst other shows.

Many of the customers who we still deal with today are customers of old. We strive to build successful and lasting relationships with all of our customers, new and old.

1996 saw Thompson of Beverley move to purpose built Premises in Kingston upon Hull and became Thompson Commercials Ltd, continuing successfully as a Renault Trucks dealer.

In 2000 a management buyout was undertaken and Thompson Commercials Ltd came under the ownership of five men who had worked at Thompson Commercials Ltd for most of their working lives. Acquiring our Boroughbridge depot in the process. The company then went on to win the prestigious Motor Transport Award in 2001.

By 2004 the Company had also acquired a depot in Teesside and Tyneside adding depots in Grimsby, Sheffield and Boston not long after. Our sister company Premium Leasing Ltd was formed in 2010 allowing us to offer our customers a wider range of services in the Contract Hire department. Thompson Group Ltd was born.

May 2013 saw Thompson Group Ltd adding an Isuzu Franchise to their resume, an exciting prospect for the company to be heading into new waters and being able to offer our customers an even wider range of vehicles to cater for their needs.

Our newest depot is located just off the A1 near Ripon, this brand new, purpose built depot was finished late 2016.



Thompson Commercials Ltd


Estate Road 5


DN31 2TG

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Grimsby Institute of Further & Higher Education


Paula Butterfield 01472311222

  • Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard – Business Administrator
  • A bespoke programme of practical, technical and vocational learning
  • Functional Skills in English and maths (if applicable)

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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