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Office Administrator Apprentice THOMSON FM LTD

This vacancy is for an Office Administrator based in Rawtenstall, Lancashire. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to undertake valuable work experience whilst gaining on the job qualifications.

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Closing date: 07 Jan 2022

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

    37.5 Hours per week - Working week to be confirmed at interview

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    17 Jan 2022

  • Date posted

    29 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

This vacancy is for an Office Administrator based in Rawtenstall, Lancashire. •The successful applicant will have the opportunity to undertake valuable work experience whilst gaining on the job qualifications.

Role and Responsibilities

•Helping with the smooth running of the office

•Providing reception duties, including greeting office visitors and organising refreshments

•Answering calls in a polite and professional manner, screening the calls and taking detailed, accurate messages where necessary

•Undertaking stationery inventories to ensure all stock, printer consumables and sundries are up to date and ordering more when necessary

•Managing and distributing all incoming and outgoing post and couriers, efficiently and effectively

•Photocopying and filing all company documents

•Assisting the office manager with regular health and safety checks

•Ad-hoc secretarial duties, including running personal errands and booking lunches

•Support the Projects Co-Ordinator, when required, in coordinating projects, providing administrative support and data entry support

•To establish and maintain positive relationships with colleagues, visitors, clients and other individuals visiting or working on Company premises

•Keeping the office and in particular, kitchen, facilities clean and organised

•Arranging for office waste and recycling disposal

•Archiving of documents, prior to their waste disposal

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Required Skills
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential
•Polite telephone manner
•Excellent time keeping
•Good competency with standard Microsoft Office suite of software products, particularly MS Excel, MS Word and MS Outlook

Personal qualities

Personal Qualities
•Well organised
•Reliable and willingness to take on responsibility
•Ability to understand and follow processes
•Willingness to learn
•Able to prioritise a changing to do list and work to deadlines
•Excellent attention to detail
•Uses own initiative
•Comfortable to work both individually and as part of the Thomson FM team

Desired qualifications

A minimum of three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above including English – other equivalent qualifications are acceptable OR prior experience in business or administration role.

Future prospects

The opportunities in the world of business are endless. Many apprentices start in business administration, customer service or accountancy, which are great stepping stones into lots of exciting careers. You can go on to specialise in a particular field and into management. You will find people who started in administration working in all professional areas and at all levels. If you are good at IT, have an eye for detail and enjoy working with others then a Business Apprenticeship could give your career a great start.

Things to consider

Please do not contact Company direct. PLEASE NOTE; we reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications when we have received a suitable number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply ASAP if you wish to be considered for this role.

About the employer

Thomson FM is a wholly independent facilities management and life cycle cost consultancy providing specialist advice to client organisations in all business sectors.




Suite 1

St Mary's Chambers

1, Haslingden Road



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Training 2000 Ltd


Amy Brierley 01254 54659

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration, QCF
(Functional Skills, Level 2 – Maths, English – if not already achieved)
Employer Rights and Responsibilities
Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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