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Office Administrator & Marketing Apprenticeship Lighthouse Uk Ltd

Lighthouse UK are offering an exciting Office Administrator & Marketing Apprenticeship opportunity based at our branch in Loughborough. This is a position which offers genuine career progression within the ever-expanding Lighthouse UK group. There will be extensive on-the-job training provided, coupled with any external training as required.

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Closing date: 15 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday: Times: 9:00 - 17:00, 45 Minutes lunch. 18 days+ Christmas Shutdown + Bank Holidays

    Total hours per week: 36.25

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    11 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The job role will entail:

  • Providing administrative and marketing support, using Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and other software packages
  • Producing sample packs and maintaining stock of marketing materials
  • Answering the phone
  • Market research and prospecting for new customers
  • Preparing necessary equipment, resources and passes to Exhibitions
  • Updating and maintaining records in our databases
  • Accurately processing customer transactions, such as orders, quotations and providing technical support
  • Undertaking general office duties
  • Keeping a record/maintain a database of all exhibitions and mailers sent as well as associated costs and return on investment for each one

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills - face to face, by telephone and email with a good level of written English
  • Able to work on their own but also as part of a team
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Motivated and keen to learn

Personal qualities

  • A willingness to learn and develop new skills
  • Hard working with a good work ethic and self-motivated
  • Polite, honest and reliable
  • Desire to learn how a business operates
  • Flexible towards both your work and working hours
  • Candidate must be punctual

Desired qualifications

5 GCSE’s grade C/4 including English and Maths or equivalent, is essential. Evidence of certificates will be required at shortlisting stage.

Future prospects

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

Things to consider

Benefits of an Apprenticeship at Lighthouse (UK) Ltd:

  • Gives you a head start in getting a job and earning a wage
  • Ongoing training and support in all areas of the business
  • Hands on practical experience dealing with some of the largest companies in the UK
  • Opportunities to attend exhibitions, visit customers with the installation team and go out with our sales representatives
  • Spend time in Production, Accounts, Sales and Technical departments
  • Support with college work
  • The opportunity to win a permanent position. Many of our previous apprentices have progressed to full time employment with Lighthouse
  • Company bonus scheme, Christmas shut-down, good annual leave
  • We have high standards, but also offer the higher rate of £225 per week

Additional training to take place at Loughborough College to develop knowledge, skills, and behaviours to accordance to this Apprenticeship. Please ensure you are able to travel before applying.

Loughborough College has the right to close this vacancy before the end date.

About the employer

Reliable. Innovative. Trusted.

To our customers we're not just manufacturers or suppliers - we're problem-solving partners. When you buy from Lighthouse UK, you enjoy robust, usable and surprisingly useful products; plus responsive, effective help and support.

Lighthouse UK Ltd (part of Max Co Group) is a manufacturing business with distributors across Europe. Our scale, history and financial strength, make us an extremely stable and reliable partner in your supply chain.

Here at Lighthouse (UK) Ltd, we manufacture to the highest quality and ethical standards. Having achieved both ISO 9001 & 14001 certification, we pay particular attention to the impact of our production processes and products on the environment.

All our consumable products utilise cores and packaging which are both recycled and recyclable. Uniquely in our market, our printing cartridges are refillable, thus reducing waste, disposal issues and cost.

Max Co Ltd is our parent company, with its head office in Tokyo.

Established in 1942, the business manufactures an array of innovative products, from heavy duty construction tools, through to staplers. With a team of 200 staff in the R & D department, many of the products carry patents. Since the first stapler was produced in 1952, Max has sold in excess of 400 million units. They have even introduced the world's first 'paper stapler'... yes, the staples are made of paper!


Lighthouse Uk Ltd


Charnwood Business Park Unit 23

North Road


LE11 1LE

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Loughborough College


Hayley Cousins 01509 618019


  • L3 Apprenticeship Standard in Business Administrator
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in English and maths (if required)

End-Point Assessment (EPA):

  • Knowledge test
  • Portfolio based interview
  • Project presentation

Delivery Method:

  • 14 sessions delivered at Loughborough (Thurs AM)
  • Online portfolio to update with learning and development completed onsite
  • Diarised visits from dedicated Trainer/Assessor

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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