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Apprentice Administrator D.S. WATSON CIVIL ENGINEERING (ANGLIA) LIMITED

A busy and varied role, encapsulating every aspect throughout our construction business. Tasks will include procurement, fleet management, financial and general administration with potential of accompanied site visits.

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Closing date: 28 Nov 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £161.70 to £311.85

    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

    Monday to Friday, 09:00 - 17:00

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    10 Jan 2022

  • Date posted

    29 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001770129

  • Positions

    1 available

You will receive training in how to assist with:

  • Material Procurement
  • Customer service
  • Fleet Management
  • Client Customer Care
  • Construction site equipment repairs
  • Stock Control
  • Document cataloguing and archiving
  • Company Insurance claim handling
  • County Council Street Works notices
  • Accepting deliveries
  • Liaising with management
  • Preparing Orders
  • Handling Meetings
  • Financial Administration
  • Company Training Matrix

The post holder may be required to perform duties other than those given in the job description. The particular duties and responsibilities attached to the post may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibility entailed.

Other than the requirement of some college attendance, some of which can be undertaken remotely, to support the end point assessment process the Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard training programme is primarily delivered in the workplace.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Ideal applicants will possess: strong literacy, numeracy and IT skills; an ability to work to deadlines; excellent people skills; a good telephone manner and an ability to absorb information and follow basic instructions.

Personal qualities

You will possess an outgoing personality coupled with a common sense approach.

You will be a good team player who is: well groomed, friendly, enthusiastic, approachable, hardworking, honest, reliable and punctual. Above all you will possess a keen willingness to learn and have a strong work ethic.

Desired qualifications

To be considered for this post applicants must have, as a minimum, 4 GCSE’s at grade C/4 or above (or the equivalent) including English and Maths.

As part of the pre-employment check process, proof of qualifications will be required.

Future prospects

It is intended that - providing you successfully complete your apprenticeship - you will become a permanent member of staff.

Things to consider

The nature of the job role dictates that you will be required to spend long periods of time working on a computer.

Due to the location of our business, and the fact that we are not easily accessible by public transport, it would be beneficial that you have access to your own means of transport.

It is intended that the salary for this post will be reviewed, dependent upon your performance and progress, following an initial period of six months employment.

Other Important Information:

BEFORE APPLYING FOR THIS POSITION PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU RECORD FULL DETAILS OF ALL QUALIFICATIONS YOU CURRENTLY HOLD, IN THE AREA PROVIDED, AS THE FIRST STAGE OF THE PROCESS WILL BE TO ENSURE THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATION CRITERIA IS MET.

Applications direct to the employer will not be considered – please apply using the on-line matching system.

Training on the apprenticeships programme is expected to be one hundred percent funded by levy paying employers, from their digital account. Levy payers that exhaust their digital accounts will be invoiced separately for any fee over and above the amount available from their digital account.

There are eligibility criteria for government funded apprenticeship schemes that apply and therefore applicants must be aged 16 or above, have been resident in the UK/EU for the last 3 years, must not possess a Degree, Level 4 qualification (in a similar discipline) or above or already be in any form of formal government-funded education.


On the 1st October 2010 a National Minimum Wage (NMW) for apprentices was introduced for young people aged 16-18 and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. The NMW is currently £4.30 per and applies to time working plus time spent training as this is also part of the Apprenticeship. Anyone not covered by the age category above will be entitled to the NMW appropriate to their age. www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

Please, to avoid disappointment, apply as soon as possible as the vacancy may close before the advertised closing date.


About the employer

DS Watson are predominantly a Groundworks and Roads and Sewers contractor working in the East Anglia Counties.

The company provides a full service and end product to its Clients. We assist our clients with many aspects of the construction process; financially, on site production and technically.

Ensuring close and professional working relationships throughout the entire construction process, from involvement in the design and budgeting through to value engineering solutions, we firmly believe that our high standards are achieved and maintained to match our client’s designs and specifications.

Typically, the company specialises in contracts ranging from small remedial repairs to fully incorporated Groundwork and Civil Packages exceeding £6 Million in value.

All contracts undertaken, regardless of size or value are of great importance to the company. Our main areas of expertise are covered below:

  • Residential Housing
  • Domestic Drainage
  • Commercial/Industrial
  • Roads and Sewer projects
  • Main and Domestic Service Works (Excluding connections)
  • External Works (Hard and Soft).
  • Remedial Repairs to adoptive standards
  • Retaining Walls
  • Concrete Frame Structures
  • Earthworks
  • Holiday Developments
  • Environmentally Sensitive Areas
  • Multi Sports Arenas

As well as working closely with our clients it is important that healthy relationships with suppliers and sub-contractors are maintained in order to provide a flexible and multi-skilled workforce along with quality of service and product.

Employer

D.S. WATSON CIVIL ENGINEERING (ANGLIA) LIMITED

Address

Tilia Court

Beccles

NR34 7BF

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Training

Training provider

East Coast College

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by East Coast College

Contact

Shane Atherton s.atherton@eastcoast.ac.uk

  • Level 3 Business Administrator Standard
  • Functional skills if required

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)


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