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Business Administration Production Apprentice BENBOW STEELS LIMITED

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work in a busy manufacturing company operating and setting bespoke. Benbow Steels is offering an administration apprenticeship within their growing team to support their busy production department.

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Closing date: 25 Aug 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 - Friday Hours TBC

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    15 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The successful candidate will be supporting as The Production Assistant who is responsible for the administration of a broad range of operations activities at Benbow Steels, and also to provide support as appropriate to the rest of the business team.

This is a dynamic role, with significant emphasis on working to very short time deadlines to ensure customer requirements are met.

The Production Administrator will provide support and assistance to the General Manager in all aspects of their role.

Purchasing and Stock Management

Working under the direction of the General Manager to:

  • To purchase pallets and strippable film in line with stocking policies
  • To purchase other items required to support operational activities at Benbow Steels
  • Working with the General Manger, to ensure that stock records are accurately maintained.

Goods Receivable

  • To book steel onto Imetal.

Production Administration

  • To create standard production jobs and appropriate labels
  • To update stock and confirm production jobs when cut
  • To raise and produce despatch notes
  • To input transport jobs onto haulier’s systems
  • To raise mill claims on suppliers as appropriate

Health & Safety Coordination

To support the General Manager in maintaining all appropriate Health & Safety data is kept up to date. This is to include

  • Daily and weekly check-sheets
  • Statutory inspections
  • Employee training

 Other Tasks

  • To carry out general office administration as required and provide cover for other members of staff.

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

Working towards a Level 3 Business Administrator standard, your qualification will cover:

Business administrators have a highly transferable set of knowledge, skills and behaviours that can be applied in all sectors. This includes small and large businesses alike, from the public sector, private sector and charitable sector. The role may involve working independently or as part of a team and will involve developing, implementing, maintaining and improving administrative services. Business administrators develop key skills and behaviours to support their own progression towards management responsibilities.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

As well as gaining knowledge on administration duties’ you will also going in depth knowledge on the design and manufacture of products. Upon successful completion and review of the apprenticeship, you will have the opportunity to gain employment with the business.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English and ICT (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential

Things to consider

The ideal candidate will be: • Driven • Hardworking • Punctual • Reliable • Able to use own initiative • A team player • Confident

About the employer

Benbow Steels is an independent colour coated steel stockholder With an unrivalled choice of material, flexible service from expert staff and a fast, reliable delivery service, we’re proud to offer our customers a service that is unique in the marketplace Choice As an independent business we’re able to source from many world class suppliers including ArcelorMittal and Tata Steel which means we have the broadest range of colour coated steel products in the industry, giving you more choice than any other supplier. We also hold a vast range of pre cut sheets so, whatever the size of your order, from 1 sheet and above, we can meet your requirements precisely. Service We believe our team has a fantastic blend of product knowledge, industry experience and enthusiasm to help you.




Units 5-

6 Ashmore Industrial Park

Great Bridge Street

B70 0BW

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Training provider



0121 667 5018

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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