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Business Administration Apprentice DD COOLING LTD

This position would suit a bright and motivated individual with good organisational skills who enjoys planning and dealing with various parties on administrative issues. The ideal candidate has great communication skills, an eye for detail and is eager to develop new skills.

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Closing date: 30 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

    7.45am—5pm, Monday to Friday 30 minutes for lunch

    Total hours per week: 42.0

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Expected duration

    19 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    22 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

DD Cooling Ltd is fast growing refrigeration engineering company based in Longridge, Preston. We have an excellent opportunity for right individual to join the Office Team at our Longridge site, whilst working towards a Business Administrator level 3 Apprenticeship
Your responsibilities will include:
• Reporting to the Management Team and liaising with Admin Support & engineering team to ensure accuracy and completeness of work requirements
• Helping colleagues with their workload, so that deadlines are met.
• Operating and updating our Service Management Package to effectively capture and report accurate data, keeping records up to date.
• Answering queries and escalate to relevant area of the company if required
• Providing office support including customer and employee support
• Keeping well-organised files and records of business activity
• Interacting with clients either on the phone or in person
• Answering phones and connecting calls to the proper department
• Following up on business communications, billing, and ordering
• Communicating with suppliers & customers
• Invoicing and processing purchase orders
• Learning about the available products/services
• Emailing sales invoices
• Preparing documents by printing, copying, and binding
• Collecting and sorting post
• Scheduling appointments and events
• Ordering office stationery and other supplies
• Being ready for any other administrative tasks that are required
The above is not an exhaustive list and although initially your tasks will be basic, as you learn we are keen that you experience plenty of variety.
Can you do it?
If you are enthusiastic, keen to learn, ability to work to tight deadlines and have great communication skills (both written and verbal), as well as being comfortable with technology the answer is YES and we would love to hear from you.

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

Training to Be Provided:

You will be working towards the following qualification/standard:

Business Administrator – Level 3

This includes:

·         Main Learning Objectives – Support a business administrator’s role in the workplace, principles of business administration, managing performance, communication in a business environment, project management, ICT for business.

·         Functional Skills (if required)

·         EPA (End Point Assessment) – Towards the final few months of the apprenticeship you will complete your End Point Assessment. This includes a knowledge test, portfolio-based interview and a project/improvement presentation. All assessment methods will be conducted and graded by an independent EPAO.

This Apprenticeship is completed within the workplace. You will be assessed through written work and observation throughout your training. You will be given time by your employer to complete portfolio work, attend training, workplace shadowing and any other opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Progression within the company.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Time management


GCSE or equivalent Any (Grade A*-D / 9-3) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Any (Grade A*-D / 9-3) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Any (Grade A*-D / 9-3) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/ 9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C/ 9-4) Essential

Things to consider

In order to progress your application, we will require you to complete additional paperwork and complete a BKSB assessment. The information will be sent via email if you meet the entry requirements set by the employer and linked training provider for the vacancy. Please check your junk mail whilst the vacancy is open. Until we receive the above, we are unable to progress your application so please monitor your emails. For more information on the NMW, please visit:

About the employer

We are a refrigeration engineering company based in Longridge, Preston. We provide a 24hr breakdown service, maintenance contracts and install & design commercial cold rooms/freezers, air conditioning & ventilation systems throughout the UK








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Training provider



Rio Calvert

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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