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Business Administration Apprenticeship Robins & Day

This exciting opportunity is ideal for someone looking for a structured, supportive and challenging apprenticeship and we’re looking for motivated and enthusiastic people to join our dynamic teams. This programme will give you the opportunity to carry out a real job with real responsibility, coupled with a focus on training and development.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 20 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £172.00

    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

    Monday - Friday, 08:30 - 17:30, however, your exact hours will be confirmed at interview.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    27 Sep 2021

  • Date posted

    14 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001723365

  • Positions

    1 available

Administrators handle the day-to-day tasks in an office and make sure things run smoothly. This sort of work requires a strong sense of responsibility, accuracy, and attention to detail.

As a Business Administration Apprentice, your exact duties will depend on your employer and the department that you are working in, but could include:

  • Typing up board meeting documents
  • Putting financial information together in spreadsheets
  • Sending the daily post
  • Faxing and photocopying confidential documents
  • Responding to emails and post
  • Producing reports for a senior manager

During your apprenticeship you could be placed in one of the following departments:

  • Sales
  • Distribution
  • Marketing
  • Network development
  • Finance
  • Parts and service
  • Technical centre

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

All of our opportunities receive a really good response and so we're looking for you to demonstrate why you stand out from the crowd. We're not looking for the finished article; rather we want to identify those people that are ambitious and demonstrate a willingness to learn, who are excited by the prospect of working with our fantastic, technologically advanced vehicles and really engage in the recruitment process.

The Peugeot Citroen DS Academy commits to supporting the development of its Apprentices technical, employability and broader personal development skills, to ensure they can progress and develop their career.  That is why when it comes to selecting the right people to become Peugeot Citroen DS apprentices, it’s as much about attitude as it is about vocational and academic success.

That’s why in addition to the qualifications we require from you, we’ll also look for you to possess the following key behaviours. From problem-solving abilities to an enthusiasm for our industry, these are all attributes that will be vital in your role at Peugeot Citroen DS and will be assessed throughout the application process.

Personal qualities

  • Willingness to learn
  • Team working/working with others
  • The motivation for the role/automotive and engineering interest
  • Personal responsibility and career ownership
  • Problem-solving

Desired qualifications

Prior attainment:

GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) in maths and English. Predicated grades are accepted.

Future prospects

There are lots of opportunities to develop your career within our expanding business. Your early development is carefully mapped through your apprenticeship journey with your learning focused toward achieving an industry-recognised qualification.

This is the grounding for your future development within the network and opportunities exist, once qualified, to further develop your skills and to move into new roles.

Things to consider

We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of gender and ethnic group and appointment will be based on merit alone. Being committed to equal opportunities, if you have a disability please state this during the application process.

Measures will be put in place to support you through your application and the apprenticeship journey.  Our dealers dictate the remuneration that our learners receive. All dealers are required to pay, at least, The National Minimum Wage.


About the employer

The Robins and Day group was founded in 1913, when two bicycle businesses run by Mr Robins and Mr Day were incorporated. The company then became part of the Rootes Motor Company, selling Hillman Humber, Singer and Sunbeam models before later adding Talbot and then Peugeot in 1960.

In 1970, the dealerships became a wholly owned subsidiary of Peugeot Motor Company PLC and held the Peugeot franchise exclusively until 2016. Now, the time has come to join with The Citroen Retail Group, introducing the Citroen and DS brands, and start the next chapter in the company’s rich history.

The Citroen Retail Group started around 25 years ago, with a small number of prominent Citroen dealerships in prime locations. This helped establish the brand in markets such as Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and London. It also allowed Citroen to create dedicated business and fleet centres for those large market areas and grow that side of its business, especially where the LCV market was concerned, which has always been a stronghold for the Citroen Brand.

The Citroen Retail Group expanded during that period and were operating 13 dealerships by 2015. Robins and Day took over the day-to-day running of the Citroen Retail Group in 2010, with the aim of amalgamating processes and standards, raising customer satisfaction and encouraging employees to move freely between the different parts of the business. This has been extremely successful over the past few years, and now the rebranding of the entire Robins and Day Group is a natural evolution of this approach. Now, The Citroen Retail Group has become fully integrated into Robins and Day, and all Citroen and DS models are sold under the Robins and Day banner, alongside Peugeots. 

Robins & Day has continued to grow, and in 2019 welcomed GO Vauxhall into the group, growing the dealership network by 10 sites across London and the South East of England. The Vauxhall sites have become incorporated and rebranded with the Robins & Day logo, which has been re-designed to coincide with the joining of Vauxhall. The new logo incorporates the PSA Retail branding, which encompasses all 4 of the PSA manufacturers owned brands.

Employer

Robins & Day

Address

Capital Interchange Way

Brentford

TW8 0EX

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Training

Training provider

CALEX UK LTD

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Calex UK Ltd

Contact

Calex UK Recruitment recruitmentcalexuk@gmail.com

Level 3 Business Administrator apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Our apprenticeship programme is an excellent way of ensuring we have high-quality people working within our business. We're looking for ambitious candidates ready to take ownership of their development, work hard to achieve their potential and grow with an ambitious employer.

The Programme typically lasts between 18- and 20-months dependant on the career path chosen and you'll achieve a nationally recognised qualification.  We will support you to gain your functional skills if you require them in maths and English.

Block training is complemented by a combination of regular coaching visits from one of our experienced Coaches as well as Virtual Classroom sessions and E-Learning modules.

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)


Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 20 Sep 2021