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Business Administrator Apprentice Plastic Products International Ltd

To assistant with the smooth running of general business administration. The individual will be part of the Administrative team working alongside our Operations Manager.

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Closing date: 29 May 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00 (incl. day release to college).

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    22 Nov 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Reception duties including answering the telephone in a timely manner and professional manner
  • Greeting Customers and making them welcome
  • Opening the post daily
  • Entering on to Sage daily timesheets, daily shift reports, on line inspection reports.
  • Creation of sales order/call off documents and processing of paperwork to completion
  • Creation of Purchase orders on Sage and processing confirmations
  • Chasing Purchase orders for delivery by liaising with Suppliers
  • Liaising with Suppliers regarding product prices and delivery
  • Electronically filing Certificate of Conformity
  • Ordering stationery supplies
  • Issuing Welding and Transport job numbers
  • Prepare beverages and Customer lunches
  • Making Travel arrangements
  • Making arrangements for Sales Events
  • Receive purchase invoices and file in Purchase invoice file for the month
  • Receive supplier statements and check against payments due and alert Suppliers of any invoices not received
  • Process new Supplier accounts and create new Suppliers on Sage
  • Credit check and create new Customer accounts on Sage
  • Send out electronic and paper Sales Invoices
  • Log employee hours for payroll purposes
  • Issue pay slips
  • Maintain the Employee Handbook with updates

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Previous experience in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and Outlook would be an advantage
  • Applicants should be able to pay attention to detail, pleasant telephone manner and they should be able to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times
  • A smart appearance is essential as applicants will be required to wear our Company uniform
  • Applicants should be capable of multi tasking

Personal qualities

  • The applicant should be punctual, hardworking, enthusiastic, keen to learn and not worried about asking questions
  • Applicants should be able to work individually, using skills learnt and also their initiative as well as part of a team

Desired qualifications

  • The applicant should have gained qualifications in maths and English

Future prospects

  • There is a possibility of further training and a permanent position

Things to consider

  • Arriva Bus number 6 to Harlow Hospital then a 15 minute walk
  • May be long periods at the computer
  • Applicants should be aware they are not working in an Office full of people as we are spread out over 4 buildings – they may be on their own for periods of time during the day

Covid 19:

Please note, that due to COVID19 and social distancing measures, some initial interviews may be conducted by telephone or other remote means. Employers are required to take appropriate Health and Safety measures when employing a new apprentice. Each employer will advise applicants of which appropriate measures to follow.

About the employer

PPI are specialists in plastics technology and tooling, offering fully complete turnkey solutions to companies that require tooling, plastic products and assemblies of the very highest quality.


Plastic Products International Ltd


Units 8-11


CM19 5AS

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Harlow College


Kellie Tighe 07739467348

(Level 3) Apprenticeship Standard Business Administrator.

This will include:

  • City & Guilds combined knowledge and competency based qualification
  • Functional skills Level 1 in English, maths and ICT
  • Personal learning and thinking skills
  • The program is based on end point assessment

The next training start date for this program at Harlow College is 4 Feb 2022. The employer will confirm your start date in the job role, which may well be before that date, subject to agreement. 

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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