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Business Administrator Apprentice CLEARLY DRINKS LIMITED

Clearly Drinks are located in Sunderland. They have an opportunity for an enthusiastic Business Administrator Apprentice to join the team. The role is an office based position; it involves being responsible for the general administrative duties within the Sales team and to support the team in growing and developing the business.

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Closing date: 13 Dec 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

    38 hours per week, Monday – Friday. 9.00am- 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 38.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Jan 2022

  • Date posted

    28 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Our industry is fast moving and therefore the role holder must be able to flex and manage their workload to account for business priorities. Organisation, time management and prioritisation skills are vital in order to be successful in this role.

Responsibilities and daily duties:

  • Raise Purchase Orders using the nominated software, and track and manage these for the team
  • Liaise with other departments on behalf of the commercial team
  • Forecast manager (Excel tool) support for the sales team – review with Account Manager and update as required
  • Liaise with the sales team on an ad-hoc basis to ensure Forecast Manager/forecast is correct
  • Liaise/communicate with customers via email and telephone
  • Plan and support trade sample provision as well as trade shows; this could include attendance at trade shows alongside the Commercial Team
  • Work closely with the Marketing team, demonstrating excellent communication and liaison skills
  • Collate monthly reports as required, including sales reports
  • Attend team meetings and events
  • Use customer sales databases and update EPOS sales as required; this could include weekly and monthly updates
  • Charting/collating customer information
  • Maintaining and updating customer contact details
  • Ad-hoc project work which could include specific customer related projects or launches
  • Actively contribute to the achievement of company goals whilst upholding best practices


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Self-motivated
  • Good administration and communication skills
  • Brief understanding of the Business
  • Confident
  • To work as part of a Team
  • Possess the confidence to speak to customers verbally and to also provide professional email responses, both internal and external
  • Remarkable organisation and attention to detail skills
  • Self-motivated and able to work on own initiative
  • Able to develop presentation content as required
  • Willingness to live and breathe the company values

Personal qualities

  • Some prior employment experience preferred but not essential
  • Knowledge of MS Office tools generally, with the ability to use Excel
  • Have an agreed development plan of learning and professional development
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Good interaction Skills
  • Trustworthy
  • Friendly persona
  • Positive ‘can do’ attitude

Desired qualifications

The candidate should have GCSEs at grades C (4-9) or above in English Language and Maths or equivalent.

Future prospects

There are opportunities to grow and develop within the Company.

Things to consider

Please ensure you live within travelling distance of the company.

About the employer

Originating in 1885, we have been bottling in the North East for over 130 years. Well known for many years as ‘Villa Drinks’ and a truly local North East business since its inception Clearly Drinks has become one of the UK’s leading specialist bottlers with well-loved brands including Perfectly Clear, Northumbria Spring, Upstream and Revolution Waves. At the heart of everything is our spring water which flows directly from our onsite boreholes, through our factory in the North East and into all of our bottles.




Riverside Road



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Derwentside College


Apprenticeship Recruitment Team (01207) 585 914

Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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