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Apprentice Contracts Administrator SCS BUILDING SOLUTIONS LTD

To provide effective administrative support to the Contracts Staff. Maintaining and inputting of data on to the in house system. Carry out all clerical office duties as required.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday – Thursday – 8am – 5pm Friday 8am – 3pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Jul 2022

  • Date posted

    24 May 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Working within a busy construction company that deliver public and private sector projects of all sizes. Our aim is to create great results for our customers and partners by providing expertise across a broad range of market sectors.

Key Objectives

· To provide effective administrative support to the Contracts staff

· Maintaining and inputting of data on to the in house system

· Carry out all clerical office duties as required.

Main Responsibilities

· Provide administrative support to the Business Support Manager

· Produce H&S and Environmental folders for new sites

· Ensure all project drawings are printed from various main contractor project portals.

· Ensure all relevant O&M Manuals are complete.

· Chase sites for Weekly returns

· Format reports / documents / presentations

· Checking competency matrix for training qualification expiry dates

· Updating training matrix

· Booking meeting rooms

· Document control

· Organising the scanning and archiving of historic and current documentation

· General point of contact for reception and facilities including answering telephone, taking messages and dealing with enquiries in a friendly and efficient manner

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

To achieve the transferable knowledge, skills and behaviours required for a business administrator, you will work towards completion of the City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma for the Business Administrator qualification.

This qualification has been developed to support learners completing the Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard and covers the required knowledge, skills and behaviours.

The qualification covers a range of topics through 7 mandatory units and 1 optional unit:

Mandatory units:
• Principles of business administration*
• Personal and professional development
• Managing performance
• Your organisation
• Communication in a business environment
• Project management
• ICT for business

Optional units:
• Providing services in an administrative environment*
• Legal administration
• Medical administration
• Social media for business
• Marketing and sales
• Human resources environment
• Providing administration in the educational environment

*These units are achieved through completion of online multiple-choice tests under exam conditions.

Functional Skills in English and maths:
These are key elements of your apprenticeship and are essential to the role of a business administrator. If you do not already have a GCSE at grade A*-C (or new grade 9-4) in these subjects you will be required to study Functional Skills at the appropriate levels. Maths and English skills will support your apprenticeship programme, assisting you with assignment writing, research, job applications, presentations, and data analysis, to mention just a few.

Most employers look for ability in these areas and the majority of university courses require you to have maths and English GCSEs at A*-C (or new grade 9-4). This is why the development of maths and English is so important, whatever your field of study.

Completion of the qualification and functional skills will lead to End Point Assessment. This consists of a multiple-choice test, portfolio interview and a project presentation, which will be carried out by an Independent End Point Assessor from City and Guilds.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This apprenticeship will assist your career progression in administration, team leading and management, as well as providing opportunities to develop your skills in other business related roles.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade C/4) Essential

About the employer

Founded in 1994 and with an annual turnover in excess of £20 million, SCS have an established reputation for delivering quality projects on time and on budget.








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Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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