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Business Admin Apprenticeship PERSIMMON HOMES (TEESSIDE) LIMITED

Persimmon Homes are looking for a confident individual with excellent organisational skills to join their busy team based in Stockton-on-Tees. Persimmon Homes pride themselves in delivering the highest standard of work at all times. The successful candidate will work towards a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Business Administration

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Closing date: 24 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

    Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

    Total hours per week: 38.00

  • Expected duration

    21 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Jan 2022

  • Date posted

    28 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The successful candidate will carry out the following duties:


  • Liaising with customers
  • Minute taking in meetings
  • Managing the admin and staffing for the new Meadow Brook site
  • Dealing with telephone calls and emails
  • Letter writing and assisting with diary entries for site management
  • Photocopying
  • Scanning documents
  • Using a variety of software packages i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel etc.
  • Preparation of quotes, invoices etc.
  • Other duties

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Strong organisational skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft packages
  • To be able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • To wok as part of a team and individually

Personal qualities

  • Friendly
  • Confident & outgoing
  • Hardworking
  • Flexible
  • Good communication
  • Good customer service
  • Polite
  • Confident

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE’s Grade A-C English and Maths

Future prospects

  • Permanent employment available for the successful candidate upon completion of the apprenticeship programme.

Things to consider

  • This vacancy is to start immediately therefore you must be available to start before applying. The closing date, interview date and start date are subject to change. This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment. Individuals are able to undertake an apprenticeship at a higher level than a qualification they currently hold, including any previously completed apprenticeships.
  • Individuals can also undertake an apprenticeship at the same level, or lower level than a qualification they already hold as long as the new apprenticeship allows for new skills to be acquired and the content of the training is materially different from any previous qualification or apprenticeship.
  • For example, if you already have a Level 4 qualification you still may be able to complete an apprenticeship at any level providing you meet the eligibility criteria and are learning substantive new skills.
  • Please note; if you have been progressed, you will be contacted to complete a telephone interview.
  • Please expect to receive a call from us within 5 working days. Applicants must go through this telephone procedure for your application to be progressed. 

Please be aware that as Northern Skills Group provide a recruitment matching service, we will also consider you for roles which pay the Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage.


Minimum wage


  • The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £4.30 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
  • Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £6.56 an hour for 18-20 year olds, £8.36 for anyone aged 21-22 and £8.91 for anyone aged 23 and over.
  • Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

About the employer

Building over 13,500 beautifully-designed new homes a year in more than 350 prime locations nationwide, Persimmon is proud to be one of the UK’s most successful housebuilders, committed to the highest standards of design, construction and service.




Persimmon House

Radcliffe Crescent


TS17 6BS

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Northern Skills Group


Gemma Walker 01642 660 200

Level 3 qualification in Business administration

Technical Certificate

Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT (where required)

Day release class

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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