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Apprentice Office Administrator Hugh Lowe Farms Ltd

Opportunity to learn about business administration while gaining practical experience. This is an excellent opportunity for a smart, ambitious and self-motivated individual to join a friendly environment.

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Closing date: 11 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    9am – 5pm (Mon – Thurs) 9am-4pm (Fri)

    Total hours per week: 36.50

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    18 Jul 2022

  • Date posted

    09 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

To be responsible for:

  • Answering the telephone, transferring calls and taking messages
  • Keeping filing up to date
  • Carrying out document scanning as required
  • Photocopying as required, including IDs, passports, visas
  • Inputting data in the HR database as directed
  • Helping colleagues with queries
  • Shredding as required
  • Minute taking as required
  • Create posters and help organise social events
  • Keep notice boards up to dates
  • Helping with meeting and greeting visitors and ensure they sign in
  • Helping with taking in any deliveries and ensuring that the appropriate person knows they have arrived
  • Helping with opening the post, stamping with the date and distributing as appropriate
  • Helping with stamping incoming invoices with the date, stamping with sign off box and distributing
  • Help input weekly and daily timesheets into Crop Picker
  • Help order Bank Cards for new employees
  • Assisting colleagues with admin tasks, including Health and Safety administration and on-boarding of employees
  • Assisting with archiving following GDPR requirements and legal responsibilities
  • Assisting with seasonal recruitment
  • Assisting with audit preparation
  • Any other tasks to ensure the smooth running of the business

Person Specification

We are looking for someone who is eager to learn about business administration and has an interest in understanding how a soft fruit farm operates. 

Ideal candidate:

  • To have a collaborative approach and willingness to listen
  • To be punctual, reliable and self-motivated

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Basic understanding of outlook, Excel, Microsoft Word and Power Point

Personal qualities

  • To have a collaborative approach and willingness to listen
  • To be punctual, reliable and self-motivated

Desired qualifications

  • Minimum of GCSE (or equivalent) maths and English.

Future prospects

  • Possibility of full time position

About the employer

Hugh Lowe Farms has been a family farm since 1893.  We farm over 750ha around Mereworth, West Peckham, Hadlow and Crockenhill.  We grow Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, Wine grapes and Arable crops.


Hugh Lowe Farms Ltd



Willow Wents


ME18 5NF

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by RUNWAY TRAINING


Abbie Lane 01732 402 402

  • Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills in maths and English if required

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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