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Business Administration Apprentice Porter Press International Limited

Porter Press International is a multiple award-winning company, established 15 years ago, internationally acclaimed for publishing niche Motoring Books. We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative team Member to support the busy and varied work executed by the administration team.

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Closing date: 20 Jan 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    9.30 to 5.30 Monday to Friday

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    16 months

  • Possible start date

    27 Jan 2022

  • Date posted

    08 Dec 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available


  • Recording Event bookings
  • Administration assistance for Event planning
  • Participation in the preparation of Events to include loading vehicles with kit and stock
  • Be a member of team to attend Club Events
  • Assist Club Secretary with Membership related tasks
  • Mailing complimentary magazines
  • Organisation of magazine store
  • Maintain Clubs’ car registers


  • Assist Club Secretary with Club Merchandise


  • Create new title review and complementary copy letters
  • Create Advanced Information on new book publications
  • Create press release for new titles
  • Order barcodes when necessary
  • Assist for creating signage for events
  • Display book stock assessment preparatory to cleaning and/or repair work.
  • Maintain image archive and spreadsheet
  • Manage Nielsens entries
  • Support for book wrapping and packaging
  • Support for book order processing
  • Support in image selection and information gathering
  • Team member for stock counts
  • Admin support for Porter Press Events
  • Amazon check prices on books


  • Royal Mail - daily despatches - letters and parcels
  • Royal Mail - pe-printed envelopes
  • Royal Mail - all stationery supplies
  • Meet and greeting visitors
  • Meeting room preparation including displays of relevant books/magazines/promotional flyers, samples and other relevant documents and promotional material.
  • Serving refreshments
  • Manage out of house kit for outside events
  • General support to all Managers
  • Other duties in support of the business


  • Book MOT tests and services for Directors’ vehicles
  • Create Christmas card lists for Directors
  • Print labels for Christmas cards
  • Book trades people eg plumber, electrician (other services), as/when required

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • A good standard of English, both the written and spoken word.
  • Be interested in business and have business acumen
  • Have the ability to focus and be accurate
  • Be versatile, organised and a multi-tasker

Personal qualities

  • Be flexible in attitude and hard working
  • Be a team player
  • Be fit and active and willing to turn a hand to anything. Some physical activity may be required in preparation for events

Desired qualifications

  • A level English - good grades
  • Other A levels
  • A good GCSE pass in Maths

Future prospects

We are an established international business across a number of market sectors. Recent new initiatives have created opportunities which have great potential to further develop and expand our position in the marketplace.

Things to consider

The office is a 500-year-old restored thatched barn one mile up a country lane.

Own transport is required.

About the employer

Porter Press International, one of the world's leading publishers of motoring and motor racing books and the Jaguar XK Club and  E-type Club require a person to join the Business Administration Team..


Porter Press International Limited


Hilltop Farm

Tenbury Wells

WR15 8LY

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Herefordshire Group Training Association


Hayley Grismond 01432 377010

Training through HWGTA normally comprises of five days per week in company with one day release as and when required at our Training Centre at Holmer Road or our Worcester site, doing an appropriate course of study. Functional Skills Maths, English (if required)

A monthly monitoring visit in company will also take place, during which we make ourselves available for discussion about any special training that may be useful to you, and to identify and resolve problems if they arise.

At the end of your training period, you will be put through to an end point assessment with an external verifier where you will showcase and evidence your knowledge, skills and behaviours.

In addition, the training programme includes an optional 5-day team building residential course, usually held in April/May each year. 

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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