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Business Administrator Apprentice Wye Valley Metals

An excellent opportunity to join a growing and diverse group of businesses; The Wye Valley Group which includes Wye Valley Metals, Wye Valley Skips, Wye Valley Demolition, Warehouse 701 & Hereford Quarries. This central role is based at our Head Office.

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 07:00am - 17:00pm

    Total hours per week: 47.50

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Expected duration

    16 months

  • Possible start date

    15 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    30 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The opportunity is a central role based in our Rotherwas Head Office interacting with all Wye Valley Group operational and office staff, clients and suppliers. Apprentice will provide administrative support and maintain a professional image of the business through excellent customer service.

Using company business systems: 

  • Sage
  • Quickbooks 
  • IT packages; Excel, Word etc amongst others

The role is at the forefront of the business, with the applicant interacting with a wide range of customers and local businesses on a daily basis.

The role will evolve as the apprentice takes on more repsonsibility within the company.

The successful candidate will gain a wide knowledge of the recycling industry.  

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Computer literate
  • Numerically strong
  • Good knowledge of maths & English

Personal qualities

  • Positive attitude
  • Self-motivated
  • Enthusiastic
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to provide a high level of customer service

Desired qualifications

GCSE in maths and English (or equivalent) at grades 4/C or above.

Future prospects

The role can develop into a full-time position with continuing training and development in either an operational NVQ, accountancy or other strength / interest of the applicant. Self-development is encouraged with current employees doing NVQ level 6 and beyond. 

Things to consider

Due to the working hours listed, applicants MUST be over the age of 18 to apply. 

About the employer

Demolition and waste management:

We operate nationally, have over 40 years’ experience in the demolition industry and can provide an integrated range of services; Demolition, Land Remediation, Dismantling, Stripping Out, Bulk Excavation, Site Clearance, Concrete Crushing and Asbestos Removal. We work for commercial, industrial, local authorities, housing developers and private individuals.

Client base:

We have a wide client base and repeat business with all the major construction companies such as Balfour Beatty, Bouygues, Interserve, ISG, Morgan Sindall & Skanska and we also serve a number of Local Authorities including Aylesbury Council, Dacorum Council, Denbighshire Council, Herefordshire Council, Gloucester City Council, Staffordshire & Warwickshire Councils.


We offer a high standard of service that combines our Health and Safety, Environmental and Quality policies and a pricing structure that meets our client’s requirements. We are members of the National Federation of Demolition Contractors and are accredited to the Quality Management System ISO9001, ISO14001 Environmental Management and ISO45001 Occupational Health & Safety Management ahead of many other businesses in the field.

We hold CHAS Gold, Constructionline Gold, Investors In People and have won four silver and bronze Considerate Constructors awards.


Wye Valley Metals


Lloyd George House

Fordshill Road



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Herefordshire Group Training Association


Hayley Grismond 01432 377 010

Level 3 Business Administrator apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

Training through HWGTA normally comprises of five days per week in company, with one day release as and when required at our Training Centre at Holmer Road, doing an appropriate course of study. 

A monthly monitoring visit in company will also take place, during which, we make ourselves available for discussion about any special training that may be useful to you and to identify and resolve problems if they arise.

In addition, the training programme includes an optional 5-day team building residential course, usually held in April/May each year.

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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