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Business Administration Apprenticeship British Canoeing Events Ltd

British Canoeing are looking for a Business Administrator to supplement our existing team. This apprenticeship will give you the opportunity to learn all about our business with varied responsibilities, working with a great team and in a fast-paced environment.

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Closing date: 20 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

    Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    28 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    14 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

As the administration apprentice you will be a pivotal member of the team providing support to senior members of the team.

Day to day duties will include:

  • Use of Microsoft packages such as excel and word
  • Produce accurate records and documents including; emails, letters, files and payments
  • Prioritising tasks and completing in a timely manner
  • Maintain accurate records and filing systems
  • Meeting and greeting clients
  • Supporting team members to complete tasks
  • Assist with staff training
  • Manage the office facility, including ordering stationary and various other consumables
  • Use CRM system
  • Log incoming jobs and follow up with phone calls

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Microsoft office proficient (including Excel and Word)
  • Customer service focused with good listening skills
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Very strong eye for detail and accuracy
  • Smart, personable, confident with a professional manner.

Personal qualities

  • Enthusiastic
  • Personable
  • Reliable
  • Willing to learn

Desired qualifications

  • A*-C (9-3) maths and English or equivalent at GCSE desirable but not essential

Future prospects

  • Potential opportunity for a permanent role within the company following successful completion of the apprenticeship

About the employer

We are the National Governing Body for Paddlesports in the UK. Current research indicates that over 1.5 million people in the UK go canoeing/kayaking each year. We currently have around 90,000 members Canoeing now covers a wide range of interests and passions as a sport and a leisure activity.

British Canoeing is also funded by UK Sport and has a World Class Programme dedicated to supporting the most talented athletes in the Olympic disciplines of Canoe Slalom, Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe to win medals at the highest level and have an established history of Olympic medals.

We have around 100 permanent staff with the majority based at the National Watersports Centre here in Nottingham. Our Slalom Programme is run from our high performance centre in Lee Valley.


British Canoeing Events Ltd


National Water Sports Centre

Adbolton Lane

Holme Pierrepont


NG12 2LU

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Nottingham College


Nottingham College Apprenticeship Team

Business Administrator Standard Level 3 - Functional Skills level 1 / 2 Please click on the link above for more information regarding End Point Assessment.

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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