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Business Administration Apprenticeship (Estimating Retail Point of Sale) WILMOT BUDGEN LTD

You will be working for some of the world's major retail brands, we produce market leading "point-of-sale" displays manufactured from environmentally responsible materials. Using your analytical and mathematical skills, you will be part of our team to ensure we manufacture these displays to the highly demanding specifications our clients expect.

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Closing date: 15 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    20 days holiday (plus statutory bank holidays) rising to 25 days dependent upon completed years of service. Salary to rise commensurate with experience.

  • Working week

    40 hours a week, 5 days a week. Specific days to be agreed. Standard hours 09.00 – 17.00 with the potential for flexible start and finish times.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    17 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

We have an excellent position for a mathematically competent trainee in our busy estimating department.

The successful candidate will have the following key competencies:

  • Good analytical skills to understand the different components that are used to make up the displays
  • Proficient in the use of Excel to allow our clients to understand the wide range of cost permutations that are available to them
  • Able to work as part of a team sharing ideas and expertise


Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Updating existing estimates to reflect design changes
  • Preparing new estimates using our Tharstern Estimating Systems
  • Reviews with the Sales Team and Structural Designers on the efficient manufacture and production of new and existing displays
  • Updating the Tharstern System with new materials and suppliers
  • Creating pricing matrices to help clients understand costs of alternative designs

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

The training will provide a comprehensive understanding of the design, manufacture and distribution of temporary (paper onboard) point of sale which plays a key role in creating an exciting retail experience.


This will lead to completion of the Level 3 Apprenticeship in Business Administration.


The training will be done on-site with the support of the BPIF, with both planned offsite workshops and virtual learning.


Having both the design and a wide range of manufacturing services on site means that you can benefit from a full “hands on” experience.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship in Business Administration is an excellent foundation for a wide range of more senior roles within both Wilmot-Budgen and the wider graphics industry.


The skills that you will learn and develop will give you the competence to working in a highly a creative and rewarding industry that combines the technical knowledge of materials, the creative skills of marketeers and the reality of what is commercially possible.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Self-motivated


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

Things to consider

Vacancy will close early if the right candidate is found - apply early to avoid disappointment. Please note you may be contacted via e-mail for interview.

About the employer

A well-established and progressive South London graphic business with a world class reputation supporting a number of global brands.









Chris Passmore


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Training provider



Lucy Kirkbride


Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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