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Level 3 Business Administrator Apprentice RESPONSIVE LTD

We are looking for a Business Administrator Apprentice to work as part of our team to provide administrative support for the Responsive Group of Companies. This apprenticeship at Responsive will run alongside Lakes College’s Level 3 Business Administrator Standard (Apprenticeship Option).

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Closing date: today

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Candidates under 18 will be paid in line with the National Minimum Wage for Apprentices - Candidates over 18 will be paid in line with "The Real Living Wage" as part of The Living Wage Foundation.

    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 8am to 4pm (30 Minutes Unpaid Dinner Break)

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    19 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

We are looking for someone to provide an effective and efficient administration service to ensure customers and suppliers receive a professional service. The individual will also provide services to aid in the companies’ day-to-day operations and must have excellent time management and organisational skills. 

Key roles will include but are not limited to: 

  • To carry out daily tasks within the business using our personalised customer relationship management software and Microsoft Office. 
  • To respond to routine correspondence and enquiries from staff, customers, and stakeholders. 
  • To receive visitors and phone calls in a manner that promotes a professional image of Responsive and its services. 
  • Answer the main company switchboard and direct calls as appropriate. 
  • To respond, prepare or distribute any documentation relevant to staff, customers and stakeholders.  
  • To provide a range of clerical duties including sending e-mails, filing, message taking, preparing documents, photocopying etc 
  • To carry out duties as determined by Responsive directors. 
    Assist accounts. 

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

Upon completion of this apprenticeship, you will be qualified in Level 3 Business Administration.

Training for this course will be at Lakes College, West Cumbria on a day release basis - one day a week (to be confirmed by Lakes College). 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Once you have successfully completed the course, you could progress through a management route (completing a CMI course), accounting route (an AAT course) or focus on human resources (the CIPD course), for example or progress to Level 4.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Self-Motivated


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3) Essential

Things to consider

Why should you apply? 21 Days Annual Leave in addition to public holidays Additional day off for your birthday! Cycle and Tech Scheme Opportunity to continue work after fixed-term contract National Living Wage as a minimum for all employees over the age of 18. Simplyhealth Health Care Plan.

About the employer

Responsive Ltd is a group of specialist companies offering professional services including Non-Destructive Testing, Mechanical Testing and Training. Responsive has built its success by looking after the people inside and those who live and work around our business. We care and we enjoy showing it. Integrity is at the heart of reliable testing and at the heart of our businesses too. We all believe in contributing to a safer world by doing our jobs well.







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Olivia Winter


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Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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