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Business Administration Apprentice/MSL Office Associate Meridian Trading Ltd

This is an exciting role to learn all aspects of office administration across the company. You will get the opportunity to learn the commercial and back office functions and full training will be given.

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Closing date: 22 May 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Working week: Monday to Thursday 8:30am to 5pm, Friday 8:30am to 3pm (30 minutes lunch).

    Total hours per week: 38.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    30 May 2022

  • Date posted

    21 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

We are currently seeking apprentices for full-time positions as office associates for commercial and back office functions.

The main objectives of the roles will be:
  • Handling incoming calls and other communications
  • Recording information as needed
  • Updating paperwork, maintaining documents and word processing
  • Helping organise and maintain office common areas
  • Performing general office clerk duties
  • Creating, maintaining and entering information into databases
  • Managing filing systems
  • Creating Test Certs

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to write clearly and help with word processing when necessary
  • Strong communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Warm personality 
  • Ability to work well under limited supervision

Desired qualifications

  • Applicants must have GCSE Grade C/4 or above or equivalent (Functional Skills Level 2) in both maths and English Language

Future prospects

Excellent future prospects at this growing company.

Things to consider

A driving licence would be advantageous as the site is away from public transport links.

Hourly wage: £6.15 an hour for first three months; £6.75 an hour after three months.

About the employer

Meridian Steel Limited is part of the Duferco International Trading House group of companies, with the head office located in Dudley. It now employs over 120 people in four centres across the UK.

Meridian is one of the largest steel stockholders and processors in the UK.

At our head office based in Dudley, we have over 150,000 square feet of floor area, all linked to our fully integrated ‘real-time’ computer system which allows Meridian to offer the ‘just-in-time’ deliveries.

We are currently seeking apprentices for full time positions as office associates for commercial and back office functions.


Meridian Trading Ltd


Peartree Lane



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Dudley College of Technology


Julie Perks 01384363314

Business Administrator level 3. 

Full training will be provided on an ongoing daily basis and when required. You will be working towards a NVQ qualification. An assessor will be allocated to you to progress/help you through you course. Continual assessment for NVQ’s coupled with assignments/or exams depending on course of study. Time spent training will be part of the agreed contracted hours of the working week.

No College attendance is required because the coursework is delivered in the workplace.

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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