Coronavirus (COVID-19): to find out how we can support you with your apprenticeship including if you have been affected by redundancy, read our updated information.

Business Administrator Apprentice Sonatest Ltd

Sonatest is seeking a Business Apprentice to support the efficient running within the customer service team. This involves ensuring the smooth running of all back-office/administrative functions, creating quotations and raising sales orders.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 27 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

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

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    11 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    30 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The apprentice will provide a high-quality administrative support service to include:

  • Dealing with a wide range of telephone enquiries and emails – working as part of the customer services team.
  • Providing support to our distributor partners around the world.
  • Take responsibility for and lead on specific tasks.
  • Dealing with complex challenges and complaints.
  • Maintain databases.
  • Learn to work with other Department Managers in order to overcome objections.
  • Spend time with other areas of the business to widen business knowledge to include working in Finance, Marketing, and Logistics.
  • Learn the skills of coaching other team members.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Strong organisational skills.
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Computer literate - proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to prioritise, multi-task and co-ordinate workloads and work under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Good time management skills.
  • Ability to maintain and promote the highest standards of data quality ensuring reliable, accurate and timely information is always available.

Personal qualities

  • High level of commitment and positive “can do” attitude.
  • Reliability, trustworthiness, and an ability to always maintain confidentiality.
  • Energetic, driven, and positive
  • Enthusiastic

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE grade 9 - 4 / A - C (or equivalent) in English and Maths
  • Predicted grades accepted for this position

Future prospects

We aim to offer a permanent position upon successful completion of the apprenticeship qualification.

Things to consider

Company Benefits:

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Early finish Friday’s
  • Annual Profit-Sharing scheme
  • Free bike/car parking
  • 10 minutes walk from Wolverton Station
  • Onsite canteen with access to fridge and microwave
  • Staff events throughout the year which include: Christmas party, summer BBQ, charity fundraising events

Please note:

We reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications. We advise you to submit your applications early to prevent disappointment.

About the employer

Sonatest combines the values and loyalty you would expect of a company of our calibre with the opportunities and ambition of a modern and growing global business. As a leading NDT equipment manufacturer for the past 60 years, Sonatest is recognised for delivering quality, rugged and portable products. Specialising in conventional and phased array ultrasonic NDT technologies, we provide solutions to the full range of industries including aerospace, oil and gas, power generation and rail. We operate globally from our head office in Milton Keynes with an R&D facility in Quebec Canada, transducer manufacturing in San Antonio, USA and a worldwide network of distributors and service centres.


Sonatest Ltd


Head Office, Dickens Road, Old Wolverton


MK12 5QQ

You must have JavaScript enabled to view a map of the location


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Milton Keynes College


Cat Brown

  • Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard
  • Training with Milton Keynes College
  • Ongoing training, support and development with the employer

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

If you are interested in applying for this vacancy then please click on the 'Apply Now' link and complete our Application Form.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 27 Sep 2021