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Apprentice Business Administrator GREEN EARTH MANAGEMENT CO LIMITED

As a Business Administrator you will; handle enquiries and general queries, assist in financial administration, resolve data quality issues, work with the Business Administration Manager to continually improve process, support any other Business Administration requirement.

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Closing date: 01 Feb 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 with a 30 minute lunch break

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    15 Feb 2022

  • Date posted

    11 Nov 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

As part of this role you will be required to study towards the Business Administrator Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard at Colchester Institute. 

  • Providing office support including client and employee support
  • Keeping well-organised files and records of business activity
  • Researching company data and archived reports
  • Keeping computer databases up to date
  • Interacting with clients either on the phone or in person
  • Answering phones and connecting calls to the proper department
  • Taking phone messages and passing them on
  • Following up on business communications, billing, and ordering
  • Communicating with sub-contractors, suppliers and vendors
  • Invoicing
  • Using spreadsheets to track expenses and company spending
  • Collecting and inputting company data
  • Making travel arrangements for employees
  • Learning about the company's mission and available products/services
  • Educating clients about what services are available
  • Building relationships with clients
  • Sending emails
  • Preparing documents by printing, copying, and binding
  • Writing and editing company correspondence
  • Collecting and sorting post
  • Assisting with minor technical support
  • Acting as a personal assistant to the executive team
  • Scheduling appointments and events
  • Ordering office stationery and other supplies
  • Preparing meeting rooms by setting up chairs and getting refreshments
  • Participating in office meetings and taking meeting minutes
  • Giving feedback on office efficiency and suggesting possible improvements
  • Being ready for any other administrative tasks that are required

In return, we offer a working environment that will help you grow your skills and experience and get the best out of life.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Time Management
  • Communication Attention to Detail
  • Problem Solving
  • Multi-tasking
  • Computer Skills
  • Written Skills
  • Organisational skills

Personal qualities

  • Adaptability
  • Problem Solver
  • Radiate Professionalism
  • Be outgoing
  • Honour confidentiality

Desired qualifications

  • Essential: 5 GCSE’s 9-4 /A*-C (or equivalents) including maths and English.
  • All candidates will be required to complete Colchester Institute's mandatory initial assessment process before being put forward to the company. This will consist of online assessments and interview with the relevant department.

Future prospects

  • This apprenticeship can develop your career in a number of ways. You may wish to specialise in one area, such as accounting, secretarial or become a personal assistant to the company directors. Or, you could use your organisational skills as an office manager or team secretary, coordinating the work of others within the organisation.
  • Within the organisation we can offer a few potential options in terms of future career prospects.

Things to consider

  • The office is off the main routes so having access to a car will be beneficial.


  • Colchester Institute – Apprenticeship Team manage the applications to this role and you will be required to complete our initial assessment process before your application gets sent onto the employer
  • Please be advised that the closing date for this role could be brought forward or extended if this vacancy receives a high number or low number of applicants and/or the company recruit before the closing date.
  • Whilst there are possible closing and start dates should you be available earlier this can be negotiated with the employer.

About the employer

GEMCO deliver options for all brownfield land and redevelopment. We offer a wide range of remedial technologies to provide the most cost effective solution to suit our client’s needs whilst also ensuring that the most appropriate methods are used taking account of the site-specific context and to safeguard human health and the environment. We provide an inclusive consultancy service for both environmental and geotechnical disciplines. We are involved in advising clients from a variety of commercial, industrial and public sector industries covering all aspects of environmental protection, waste management, site investigation and remediation.

With offices located in Durham and Earls Colne, Essex GEMCO aims to provide European and Multinational clients with environmental solutions that identify and manage environmental risks and liabilities, maximise efficiency, reduce cost and achieve compliance with national and/or international standards.




Broomfield Park

Coggershall Road



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Colchester Institute


Colchester Institute - Apprenticeship Team 01206 712043

All delivered within the work place via online training and at Colchester Institute Campus.

Candidates will undertake the Business Administrator Level 3 apprenticeship standard.

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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