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Business Administration Apprenticeship W D CLOSE AND SONS LIMITED

WD Close is looking to recruit 2 Business Administration Apprentices. Established in 1983, WD Close & Sons Ltd are a family owned company. This is a opportunity to work with a long standing employer with the chance of future employment on completion of apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 23 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

    7.30am to 4pm Monday to Thursday 7.30am to 2pm Friday

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    25 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    19 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties to include:

  • General admin duties in an office environment.
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Most tasks will be using a computer using Microsoft word and excel.
  • Provide administrative support to the team.
  • Training will be provided on various systems.
  • Responsible for office administration including filling, record keeping and greeting visitors as and when necessary.
  • Taking telephone calls from customers and dealing with queries.

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

You will be completing the level 3 Business administration apprenticeship which will require you to attend Newcastle College, Rye Hill Campus, one day per week. 

Day to be confirmed.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Future employment likely after completing Apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Customer Service Skills


GCSE or equivalent GCSE English or Level 2 Functional Skills (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent GCSE Maths or level 2 Functional Skills Maths (Grade 4/C) Essential

Things to consider

• Must be able to make own way to jobs/employer for 7.30am start • You will only be contacted if your application is successful and you meet the requirements of the qualification, this will be via email • You will need to provide evidence of GCSE grades • You will need to provide us with an up to date CV

About the employer

Established in 1983 WD Close and Sons LTD, are a family owned company. The inland facility is a fully covered 8826m² fabrication hall containing several overhead cranes up to 60T and items of heavy engineering equipment. The other is a riverside facility allowing access to open seas only four kilometres down river to the east. This facility has covered fabrication halls giving 6500m² of floor area containing overhead cranes and also a hard standing pad approximately 8100m².




14-16 Valentia Avenue


Newcastle upon Tyne


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Training provider



Apprenticeship Team

0191 2004844

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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