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This is a varied administrative role within the Finance, Sales and Servicing Departments. The role will include dealing with customers, suppliers and communicating with colleagues.

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Closing date: 23 May 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £168.35 - £239.05

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm with a 1 hour unpaid lunch break

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    02 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

As part of this role you will be required to study towards the Business Administrator Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard at Colchester Institute.

Finance department:

  • Credit control
  • Sales ledger
  • Purchase ledger
  • Bank reconciliation
  • Assisting with Administrative duties (e.g., customer emails/queries)
  • Communicating with colleagues, customers and suppliers

Service Department:

  • Booking engineer’s daily jobs
  • Invoicing Customers
  • Assisting with Administrative duties (e.g., customer emails/queries)
  • Communicating with colleagues and customers

Sales Department:

  • Taking customer orders and completing sales through to invoicing the customer
  • Assisting with Administrative duties (e.g., customer emails/queries)
  • Communicating with colleagues and customers

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excel
  • Computer literate

Personal qualities

  • Comfortable speaking to customers and suppliers
  • Adaptable to day-to-day work changes
  • Ability to use their own initiative
  • Good working attitude

Desired qualifications

  • 5 GCSEs A*-C/9-4 including maths and English (or equivalents)
  • All candidates will be required to complete Colchester Institute's mandatory initial assessment process before being put forward to the company. This will consist of online assessments.

Future prospects

  • Potential for employment after successful completion of apprenticeship

Things to consider

  • Rural location – no local transport network. When applying to this role please factor in your transport methods and travel time/distance – will you be able to get to this role within a reasonable time, is it realistic to travel to and from this role on the salary being paid and have you researched your travel options?


  • Colchester Institute – Apprenticeship Team manage the applications to this role and you will be required to complete our initial assessment process before your application gets sent onto the employer
  • Please be advised that the closing date for this role could be brought forward or extended if this vacancy receives a high number or low number of applicants and/or the company recruit before the closing date. 
  • Whilst there are possible closing and start dates should you be available earlier this can be negotiated with the employer.

About the employer

We are the leading manufacturer, supplier, installers and maintenance company in Essex, providing sports hall equipment, gymnasium equipment, physical education equipment, fitness machines and outdoor equipment, supplying and fitting equipment in hundreds of new sports facilities each year. Having been established for over 42 years, we have a proven reputation for supplying quality equipment to Academies, Leisure Centres and Independent Schools alike.




Beckingham Business Park, Beckingham Street



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Colchester Institute


Colchester Institute - Apprenticeship Team 01206 712043

All delivered within the work place via online training and at Colchester Institute Campus.

Candidates will undertake the Business Administrator Level 3 apprenticeship standard.

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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