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Apprentice Business Administrator Windowcharm

Windowcharm Commercial Blinds & Curtains are looking for an Apprentice Business Administrator to join their team. You will support with the day to day running of the setting.

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

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Closing date: 01 Nov 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

    Days and shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    08 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    22 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting the Office Manager
  • Taking minutes at meetings
  • Helping to administer HR records and processes
  • Arranging cover when staff are absent
  • Welcoming visitors and dealing with their enquiries
  • Professionally answering the phone, taking messages, and passing them to the relevant person
  • Using IT systems to draft letters, emails, reports, newsletters, maintain records
  • Monitoring office supplies
  • Handling cash and keeping financial records
  • Keeping paper and electronic records up to date
  • Using the inhouse systems
  • Using reprographic equipment
  • Preparing outgoing post and taking it to the post office
  • Other administrative duties, as required

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Time management skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Experience of learning new IT systems and applications including Microsoft Office
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Willingness to learn
  • Working with others and within a team
  • Taking responsibility for managing own work
  • Friendly
  • Approachable
  • Trustworthy and reliable
  • Ability to communicate at all levels
  • Ability to manage workload and prioritise
  • Ability to establish and maintain a confidential and sensitive relationship with customers
  • Confidence dealing with people both in person and over the telephone
  • Good team player, but also able to use own initiative
  • Able to get on with tasks without being asked and without requiring constant supervision
  • Agile and flexible, being able to move to new situations with ease
  • Self-motivation
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines

Desired qualifications

Apprentices will be required to have GCSEs at grades D/3 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English and to have taken Level 2 English and maths tests prior to completion of their Apprenticeship.

Future prospects

Ongoing learning and development.

Things to consider

The key dates are to be used as a guide only. Should the right candidate be found, this
vacancy may close early.

About the employer

With over 40 Years Trading under the Windowcharm Umbrella, as established in 1975 by Leonard Ronald Warrilow, Windowcharm has an unbroken history of serving the commercial sector with high quality window furnishings, coupled with personal service that has brought the company into the position that it is today.

Leonard’s son, James, took over the corporate reins through the 80’s, and continued to build the success of Windowcharm through dedication to his father’s ethos, customer satisfaction and the acquisition of associate companies including Dale Storage & Handling (DSH) and Instor, enabling a group answer to commercial interiorization.

​Although James is still actively involved in all trading aspects, his son Arné now manages the group and remains focused on customer satisfaction and maintaining good, long-term, and professional business relationships.




Kent Road


S8 9RN

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Training provider

Realise Apprenticeships Limited

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Realise Apprenticeships Limited


Joanne Norford 0333 444 3973

Your full role and responsibilities will be set out by your employer. Windowcharm Blinds & Curtains will provide you with all of the on-the-job training you need to up-skill in your role, and your 20% off-the-job learning will be incorporated as part of your working day.

If successful, you will complete a Level 3 Business Administrator apprenticeship programme, delivered through Windowcharm Blinds & Curtain's dedicated training provider, Realise.

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply now' and you will be redirected to the GetMyFirstJob website where you will be required to submit an application. If this is your first visit to GetMyFirstJob you will be required to register on the website, please complete all fields upon registration and ensure you attach a copy of your CV.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 01 Nov 2021