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Apprentice Adminstration Assistant P DUCKER SYSTEMS LTD

Do you want to be part of a team, who are experts in their field, where no two days are the same and where possibilities to develop new skills are around every corner? PDS is passionate about creating a friendly and open working environment where you are supported to excel. We are firm believers that everyone should enjoy what they do.

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Closing date: 25 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    8:30 – 5 Monday – Thursday & 9-3 on a Friday (37.5 Hours)

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    26 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    07 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

A team player with excellent communicative and organisational skills.  You will work as an Administrator working within the Admin Department who are responsible for coordinating the companies’ administrative needs and smooth running of the office setting.  We do not expect you to have experience in all these areas as on the job training and mentoring will be provided. 

  • Front of house duties including greeting visitors, providing refreshments and operating switchboard.  Where a confident, friendly, and professional demeanour is a must.
  • Organising travel requirements such as flights, hotels and vehicles.
  • Maintaining stock levels of office supplies such as stationery, washroom consumables, PPE etc.
  • Keeping on top of general office housekeeping
  • Organising deliveries and returns
  • Issuing of PPE, tooling, office equipment etc.
  • Organising PAT, Calibration and inspections on various items such as ladders, harnesses and test equipment.
  • H&S maintenance such as fire alarm tests, servicing of fire extinguishers, first aid box checks and replenishments.
  • Quality standard documentation including population and updates of company templates and forms.
  •  Arranging training course
  • Organising maintenance to company fleet
  • General office duties including post, filing, scanning etc.
  • Ensuring all systems and records are maintained accurately and kept up to date.

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

  • Business Administration Level 3 apprenticeship standard
  • Maths and English functional skills if required 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Full-time position for the right candidate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English & Maths (Grade (Grade A-C/ 9-4)) Desired

Things to consider

•33 floating holidays to take when you like with your entitlement increasing by an additional 2 days every 5 years. •Company performance related bonus. •Wellbeing benefit - a monthly instalment made in addition to your salary to contribute towards anything that makes you happy. •Pension scheme. •Anniversary celebrations it is important to us that we celebrate the commitment and value people have brought to our business over the years. •Social events - If there is one thing about PDS, it is that we love to get social, so this is a big part of our culture.

About the employer

We are a technically driven business with over 30 years of expertise; engineering and supporting high integrity control systems where failure simply isn't an option. These can range from small upgrades through to fully integrated turnkey solutions, covering all aspects of technology from control room to field devices. We supply the latest technology to various locations throughout the UK and Europe with our prestigious clients predominantly being within Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), Highways, Airports and Power sectors.







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Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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