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Business Administration Apprenticeship LOOKERS PLC

This exciting opportunity is ideal for someone looking for a structured, supportive and challenging apprenticeship and we’re looking for motivated and enthusiastic people to join our dynamic teams. This Programme will give you the opportunity to carry out a real job with real responsibility, coupled with a focus on training and development.

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

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Closing date: 05 Sep 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 to Friday, 40 hours per week. Most likely 8:30am til 5:30pm but exact hours will be confirmed at a face-to-face interview.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    19 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    27 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Administrators handle the day-to-day tasks in an office and make sure things run smoothly. This sort of work requires a strong sense of responsibility, accuracy, and attention to detail.

As a business and administration apprentice, your exact duties will depend on your employer and the department that you are working in, but could include:

  • Typing up board meeting documents
  • Putting financial information together in spreadsheets
  • Sending the daily post
  • Faxing and photocopying confidential documents
  • Responding to emails and post
  • Producing reports for a senior manager

    During your apprenticeship you could be placed in one of the following departments:
  • Sales
  • Distribution
  • Marketing
  • Network development
  • Finance
  • Parts and service
  • Technical centre

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

You will achieve a Level 3 in Business Administration, this will take roughly 18 months. 

The working hours are Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.30pm, however, each of our retailers will have different requirements. The total hours per week are 40. 

At least 20% of your working hours will be allocated to 'off-the-job' training. This will be a combination of online, theory-based training (roughly 1 to 2 hrs per week) during your working hours and block release training, based at the Performance Academy in Coventry. You will be expected to attend Coventry at least once per year. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There are lots of opportunities to develop your career within our expanding business. Your early development is carefully mapped through your Apprenticeship journey with your learning focused on achieving an industry-recognised qualification.

This is the grounding for your future development within the network and opportunities exist, once qualified, to further develop your skills and to move into new roles.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Team working


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

About the employer

Lookers is an ever growing multi-franchise dealer group which represents 32 volume and premium car manufacturers throughout the UK and Ireland. Founded in Manchester in 1908 by John Looker, initially the company sold bicycles, parts, accessories and the occasional used car. In 1910 the business joined forces with a garage owner in Hardman Street in the centre of Manchester to create Lookers Ltd. Until the First World War Lookers Ltd was primarily a Ford dealer which thrived to such an extent that in 1911 the garage in Hardman Street had to be completely rebuilt to accommodate the business generated by the popular Ford cars. The business was appointed a distributor of Austin motor vehicles in 1918 and continued to grow throughout Lancashire and Cheshire through the acquisition of a number of garages. Lookers and Austin became very closely associated such that the slogan 'Lookers is Austin' lasted for many years. In 1929 John Looker retired. The business continued to prosper until WWII war started in 1939 when the Austin factory was committed to the war effort and there were hard times throughout the country. Large dealers had originally operated as Distributorships, and as well as supplying cars to their own retail customers, they supplied cars to retail dealers in their designated area. The first major acquisition occurred in the 1960s when the Group moved into Yorkshire. In 1973 the Group's headquarters were transferred from Hardman Street to Chester Road, and the Company became a listed Company on the London Stock Exchange, following which we moved to our current headquarters in Altrincham, Greater Manchester.




82 Derby Road



L20 8LR

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Training provider



Calex UK Recruitment

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please complete the application form and then if eligible, the recruitment team will be in touch within 5 days via email.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 05 Sep 2022