Apprentice Administrator AALCO METALS LIMITED

The Swanley Branch of Aalco offers a pleasant and professional working environment. We are looking for a Apprentice office administrator to join our small and friendly team to help support the Sales office functions.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 28 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 37.5 HPW 1 hour for Lunch.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    53 weeks

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    17 Feb 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

If you do not meet the criteria for this position, your application will not be considered.

We are looking for someone to complete general office duties and to offer support to our team. Some of the duties included will be:-

  • Switchboard/Telephone
    Post In/Out/Couriers
  • Photocopying/Scanning documents & drawings
  • General Filing duties
  • Typing/Correspondence
  • Data Inputting
  • Material ordering
  • Order processing
  • Developing supplier and customer relations

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to work well on their own and as part of a team
  • Good maths and English skills
  • Ability to work in an organised and structured way
  • Good telephone manner, polite and professional

Personal qualities

  • Punctual
  • Enthusiastic
  • Well organised
  • Good attention to detail
  • Well spoken and presentable
  • Career minded and keen to progress

Qualifications required

A*- D GCSE Grades in English and Maths or equivalent qualifications in these subjects.

Future prospects

Potential for full time employment for the right candidate. There are opportunities to progress from a Level 2 to a Level 3 qualification Many employers retain apprentices in full/part time positions The Qualifications you gain can also help you to get into higher education or other employment Being an apprentice gives you the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification and developing professional skills whilst earning a salary, inside some of Kent’s best companies. Once the Apprenticeship has been achieved you will have the skills, abilities and experience to update and enhance your CV, to make it attractive to potential employers.

Things to consider

***The employer has asked that you do not contact them directly. Doing so could jeopardise your application*** If you do not meet the criteria for this position, your application will not be considered. Interview We will be interviewing candidates who meet the criteria as they apply and will recruit after a successful interview which may be before the closing date. Reality Check You will be responsible for your travel expenses to and from your place of work. Therefore, you must have the means to get to your place of work on a daily basis whilst awaiting for your first wages to be paid.

About the employer

At Aalco we pride ourselves on offering our customers a responsive and competitive service. We are the UK's largest independent multi-metals stockholder an can supply anything from single item orders to major JIT contracts. We can provide both industry standards and special or bespoke items for particular applications or individual customers. We are one of 18 service centres around the country which offer a reliable and on-time delivery service anywhere in the UK.




Unit 7

The Interchange

Wested Lane



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Training provider

On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Framework - consisting of :

  • Intermediate NVQ Level 2 Business Administration 
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) Workbook.

Regular work based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards.

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Kent Training & Apprenticeships


Kent Training and Apprenticeships Business Support Team 0800 731 4297 KT&

Employer's Application Instructions

This employer has requested all applicants to apply through Kent Training and Apprenticeships online application system – Therefore, to apply for this position, please click on the link below and follow the online instructions.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 28 Sep 2017