Business Administrator - Apprentice. Blok & Mesh (Uk) Ltd

Blok N Mesh UK Ltd pride themselves on quick and accurate response to all customers across the UK. You will be working within their head office based in Knowsley. There are possibilities of permanent employment should you be the right candidate.

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Closing date: 30 Aug 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 to Friday 8am to 5pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    16 Mar 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties to include:

  • Supporting a team with general administration and reception duties.
  • Ensuring the office is ran efficiently Excellent written and communication skills.
  • Scanning various documents into their computer systems.
  • Answering the telephone.
  • Database entry used to inputting and Microsoft packages.
  • Inbound and outbound telephone calls to work colleagues and clients.
  • Post, filing and copying, faxing and scanning.
  • Follow up calls.
  • Working as part of a team.
  • A driving licence would be helpful as runs to bank and post office are required however this is not essential.

This vacancy will close as soon as the right candidate applies and will be chosen by the employer

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent database skills and knowledge of Microsoft packages would be an advantage
  • Great communication skills
  • Some experience of office work and answering calls
  • Time keeping
  • Able to carry out tasks when required
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Use of a diplomatic approach
  • Driving licence required as you have postal duties
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Understanding the clients needs and requirements
  • Listening skills

Personal qualities

  • Smart and professional manner
  • Friendly and outgoing personality
  • Positive attitude
  • Willing
  • Patient
  • Confident
  • Some knowledge of business admin role
  • Enjoys a challenge
  • Problem solver
  • Accurate
  • Able to cope with day to day activities

Qualifications required

  • 5 GCSE A-C or equivalent desirable but not essential

Future prospects

You will be an valued member of the team, helping and supporting others within the office.  You will be responsible for many day to day tasks to help ensure a seamless process is followed. Blok n Mesh are looking for the right candidate and progression routes starting on intermediate and progressing onto your advanced apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Are you willing to work under pressure? Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.40 per hour and goes up to £3.50 per hour in April 2017. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

About the employer

Blok N Mesh UK Limited, the United Kingdom's premier manufacturer, supplier and installer of temporary fencing and hoarding products is part of the Crownlea Group. They supply a complete range of Steel Hoarding, Temporary Fencing and Demarcation / Pedestrian Barriers. Manufactured, Delivered, Installed, Dismantled and Relocated Nationwide.


Blok & Mesh (Uk) Ltd


Unit 2

Hammond Road

Knowsley Industrial Park


L33 7UL

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Training provider

Training will be provided by both the employer and also Interserve. 

It is work based learning and you will be completing your Intermediate Level 2 certificate in business administration which includes:

  • A technical certificate in Business Administration
  • Functional skills if required.

All training will be delivered within the workplace.

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Interserve Learning & Employment


Jules Westbrook

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Closing date: 30 Aug 2017