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Business Administration Apprentice – Bridgewater Canal (33973) Peel Group

A fantastic role is available with Peel Group in Manchester. You will join an ambitious regeneration business with generations of history, heritage and expertise. A unique opportunity not to be missed.

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

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Closing date: 12 Nov 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £161.70 to £311.85

    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. Hours T.B.C.

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    22 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    21 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

A normal day would include: 

Key Duties:

  • Dealing with email and telephone enquiries from members of the public 
  • Providing advice on boating matters including licensing and mooring rules 
  • Assisting with arrears recover 
  • Assisting with land and ownership queries 
  • Updating Management Information on the MRI database 
  • Assisting with canal inspections including mooring sites 
  • Issuing boat licenses 
  • Scanning of agreements, leases and other documents as and when required 
  • General admin duties as directed 
  • Site inspections/visits as and when required

What you could go on to do:

This role will develop, and the right person could progress onto a Property Management degree.

How you will be supported:

Full training and support will be provided by The Growth Company to help you achieve your apprenticeship and reach your full potential in your role.

What will happen next:

New applicants to The Growth Company who meet any basic entry requirements of the role will be contacted within two working days to be invited to meet a member of our team. You will then have the opportunity to find out:

  • More about this vacancy and any others you are suitable for
  • Any training you need to complete
  • What the next steps will be

How you could get there:

If you would be catching public transport for this role, visit the Journey Planner on to see how you would get there and how long it would take.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • 1st class communication skills – both written and verbal 
  • Confident communicator 
  • Able to work as part of a team, alone and under pressure 
  • Good time management skills and ability to prioritise

Personal qualities

  • Passionate for administration and processes 
  • Be a self-starter 
  • Professional and smart at all times 
  • Committed to studying towards your qualification and being your best 
  • Passionate attitude towards the Bridgewater Canal and activity

Desired qualifications

GCSE or equivalents at maths & English grade A*-C/9-4.

Future prospects

Possible progression within the company and progression onto the next level apprenticeship.

Things to consider

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

About the employer

As a part of the Peel Group; we are integral to a business that strives to make a positive impact on people’s lives. Our legacy matters. We take great pride in the outcomes we achieve, the people we work with, the way we go about our business and the transformational projects we deliver. Our specialist teams have a proven track record in delivering high-quality, legacy projects across land, property, water and airspace. This includes airports, hotels, waterways, media hubs, event spaces, leisure facilities, retail, workspaces, residential development, industrial & logistical space, public realm, historic gardens and the renewable energy sector. We also believe a prosperous future depends on our ability to harness nature to create sustainable growth. Peel L&P is an agile and ambitious business with a legacy of success for a long-term, sustainable future. The Bridgewater Canal is a 65km (39 mile) canal stretching from Runcorn to Leigh in the North West of England. Constructed over 250 years ago by the Duke of Bridgewater, it is considered to be the first true canal in England. Built at one level, its route followed the contours of the land to avoid the use of locks. The Canal is also a strategic link between the North and South canal network and features one of the Seven Wonders of the Waterways, the well-known "Barton Swing Aqueduct" which passes over the Manchester Ship Canal. The Bridgewater Canal is owned and operated by The Bridgewater Canal Company Limited, part of The Peel Group, in conjunction with the Bridgewater Canal Trust.


Peel Group



Old Park Lane


M41 7HA

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Training provider

The Growth Company

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skills Solutions Ltd

Full apprenticeship training provided, working towards an Advanced  Level Apprenticeship gaining a Level 3 qualification in Business Admin

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: 12 Nov 2021