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Apprentice Administrator A F SWITCHGEAR LIMITED

We are looking for a Business administrator apprentice to join our busy team. You will be trained how to be the first point of contact for telephone calls and emails received along with all the daily administration tasks required. AF Switchgear is a business built upon recognising that every person plays a key role within everything that we do.

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Closing date: 12 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 08:30 - 17:00 Friday 08:30 - 16:00 30 min lunch break

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    08 Oct 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Responsible to central services supervisor
  • Mail collection and delivery (tray runs)
  • Filing/archiving of accounting paperwork, quotes, contracts etc
  • Assist engineering in the supply of contract/ site / work files
  • Maintaining catering supplies and stationery in all departments
  • Progressing of orders placed with suppliers
  • Matching purchase ledger invoices to delivery notes
  • Collation of non-conformance records, updating supplier master records and marrying to credit notes where necessary
  • Create switchboard labels as required
  • Issue of uniforms and maintenance of records/stock
  • Re-stock quality documents throughout the company
  • Scanning documents
  • CD writing/copying

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Time management skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Attention to detail

Personal qualities

  • Self-motivated & reliable
  • Genuine interest in the sector

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE Grades A to C or equivalent are essential, specifically Maths and English. 2017 grading system, grade 9 – grade 4

Future prospects

This company is committed to offering a long term opportunity for the right candidate and further training relevant to the role along the way.

Things to consider

  • Only applications with a current contact number and/or email address can be accepted
  • All applications are acknowledged by telephone in the first instance and taken through an initial screening process
  • Applicants must undertake all West Notts College assessments before being eligible for presentation to employers
  • From 1st April 2021 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £4.30 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the National Minimum Wage appropriate to their age applies. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training or on off the job training activity. For more information visit:
  • Training to be provided will include the standard, the level, the delivery method and an explanation of how OneFile is used as part of their journey

About the employer

AF Switchgear are one of the UK's largest switchgear manufacturers and set the standard for LV Switchgear and Power Distribution. We have four facilities on one site in Nottinghamshire adjacent to Junction 28 of the M1 giving us transport links all across the country. Our modern design, administration and manufacturing facilities cover over two hectares. We manage every process in house from concept design with end clients and consultants through to commissioning and service. We employ over 250 employees, with over 40 years’ experience within the Switchgear industry, with more than £30 million turnover per annum. We specialise in offering fast-track manufacturing of all projects & we have the capacity & capability to meet demands with a proven track record.





Nunn Brook Road


NG17 2HU

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Vision West Nottinghamshire College


Lee Speed 01623 627 191

  • Business administrator Level 3 apprenticeship standard including functional skills in maths and English if required
  • You will be assigned to an assessor who will visit you in the workplace on a regular basis to work with you on the development of knowledge, skills and behaviours within your role
  • After a pre-determined period of learning, you and your employer will agree with your training provider that you have completed all required learning and are ready to enter 'Gateway'
  • Gateway is the period of your apprenticeship where you prepare for and await your End Point Assessment which is completed by an external organisation. It is your End Point Agreement that determines your final apprenticeship grade

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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