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Commercial Apprentice Evans Piling

The role will be under business administration initially, but it will also give you an insight into the various business processes including, customer service, invoicing, order handling, purchasing and data entry.

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Closing date: 31 Jan 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday, 09:00 - 17:00 and Friday, 09:00 - 16:30.

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    07 Feb 2022

  • Date posted

    16 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Evans Piling, a stockholder and provder of high grade steel products to the civil and contracting industry, are looking for a commercial business apprentice to assist with the running of the day to day applications. The role will involve assisting with general administration and customer service.

If you work well as part of a team, have excellent communication skills and are a keen problem solver, then this role will be suitable for you. Allowing you the platform to develop these skills within a professional working enviroment.

Working on project critical applications you will be involved with:

  • Order handling
  • Customer service
  • Transport planning
  • Inventory control
  • Business administration
  • Invoicing
  • Purchasing and data entry

You will also be trained to use relevant software packages and databases.

Health and Safety and Quality Assurance standards apply across the business and adherence to these are mandatory. You will also become familiar with the technical aspects of Evan's product range and with the operational and manufacturing aspects of the business.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a business within the distribution, stockholding and manufacturing industry. The posiiton is built around you to develop your skills and knowledge to progress into a commercial or customer service role.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Strong negotiator 
  • Good IT skills including Microsoft Office 
  • Problem solver
  • Organisational Skills 
  • Good time management skills
  • Good listening skills
  • Good attention to detail

Personal qualities

  • A confident and effective communicator
  • Logical and methodical approach to work
  • A well organised person
  • Work as part of an efficient team 
  • Reliable  

Desired qualifications

GCSE's or equivalent including English, maths and Science, or equivalent at grade 4/C or above.

Future prospects

Long term career options are available within this company and we can support you to develop into other areas of the business, subject to you, particular skills and attributes. This employer is willing to support you right through to a degree level apprenticeship. 

If you have personal resilience and initiative and the capability of independent work, ideally holding a full UK driving licence, or currently learning then there is scope to develop the role into external sales.  

Things to consider

Location is based near Magna in Rotherham. Long term progression which will need your commitment. Your desire and willingness to become involved in the wider business activities. Where you will start is not where you will finish!

About the employer

Evans Piling is a leading UK sheet piling stockholder. It is strategically based in Sheffield near to junction 34 of the M1 motorway and provides Steel Sheet Piling and related products and complementary added value services to the civil and contracting industry.


Evans Piling


Templeborough Works

Sheffield Road


S9 1RT

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Lifelong Learning and Skills Service


Becky Hopewell 01142296170

  • Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional skills in English, maths, and ICT (if applicable)
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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