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Office Administrator P Irving & Sons Ltd

Incoming/outgoing mail, franking, filing, photocopying, answering telephone calls, message taking, registering in and out vehicles using the weigh bridge registration equipment, issuing PPE, general house keeping of the office, ordering parts as directed, stock monitoring and ordering office equipment and PPE, Support with basic admin tasks.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 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

    Office opening hours 7.30 to 5.30pm Monday to Thursday, Friday 7.30 to 3pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2022

  • Date posted

    27 Nov 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Supporting in the day to day office duties
  • Meeting members of the public who call in for timber
  • Registering in and out visitors, wagon drivers via the weight bridge system with the delivery of round timber
  • Collection of residues (woodchip and sawdust) and collection of sawmilled fencing or pallet timber
  • Answering the telephone and message taking
  • Dealing with incoming and outgoing mail including franking
  • Stock monitoring of office supplies and PPE equipment, ordering stock when required
  • Ordering parts when requested
  • Registering tools
  • Filing, photocopying, scanning, and filing electronic documentation
  • Supporting with basic admin tasks, providing refreshments where necessary and general housekeeping of the office

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good literacy as standard
  • Basic IT skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good organisational skills.

Personal qualities

  • Professional
  • Personable
  • Keen to learn
  • Flexible
  • Self-motivation and a positive attitude.

Desired qualifications

English and maths GCSE D+ or equivalent

Future prospects

Continue into full time employment with ourselves.

Things to consider

We are located very remotely meaning a driving licence is desired, or the suitable candidate must be able to get to the office. 

About the employer

P.Irving & Sons Ltd are committed to sustainable development with a long term vision.

Following industry guidelines allows us to meet our present business needs and ensure the needs of future generations.

Our established program encompasses sustainability into all areas of our operations - managing transport, energy consumption and waste, along with the sourcing the timber.


P Irving & Sons Ltd


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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Kendal College


Carol Butterfield or Wendy Simpson 015242 71510

Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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