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Business Administration Apprenticeship L3 BELL DECORATING GROUP LIMITED

This is a great opportunity to you to work for a forward thinking, fast paced national organisation based in our Plymouth Branch. Providing a wide range of administration support to our current Branch Team this role will allow you to develop the skills you require to become an effective Business Administrator.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    1st year apprentice rate under 25 is currently £5.84 If you are 25 or over, the current 1st year rate is £7.84. Rates reviewed and incremented annually. We provide access to a company pension scheme and life assurance scheme for all employees.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm College attendance schedule to be confirmed following initial assessment by City College Plymouth.

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    2 Years

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    26 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Assisting the Office Manager with all aspects of administration, duties will include;

Telephone call handling, Welcoming guests, Processing orders, Liaising with suppliers and other members of staff, Organising paperwork, Faxing, Filing, Photocopying, Scanning, Franking Post, Job Tickets,Typing up quotations, Processing Holiday Applications, Maintain the plant and vehicle hire logs, Mainting the Branch Training Plan, Typing letters, Organising and facilitating meetings, supporting Contract Staff and any other duties as and when required.



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

As part of the L3 Business Administration programme you will be working towards you will be supported to develop a wide range of business administration and personal development skills you require to complete the apprenticeship programme. In addition to the on the job support you will receive from the Bell Group team, you will also have the added benefit from tutor support via City College Plymouth whilst attending the day release programme.A schedule of college attendance will be agreed once the initial assessment with the college has been completed.

This apprenticeship will provide an excellent foundation for anyone wishing to move into an business administration role and will provide a wide range of skills and competencies.

The responsibilities of the role are to support and engage with different parts of the organisation and interact with internal or external customers. With a focus on adding value, the role of business administrator contributes to the efficiency of an organisation, through support of functional areas, working across teams and resolving issues as requested. The flexibility and responsiveness required allows the apprentice to develop a wide range of skills.

The business administrator is expected to deliver their responsibilities efficiently and with integrity – showing a positive attitude. The role involves demonstrating strong communication skills (both written and verbal) and adopting a proactive approach to developing skills. The business administrator is also expected to show initiative, managing priorities and own time, problem-solving skills, decision-making and the potential for people management responsibilities through mentoring or coaching others.

The administration role may be a gateway to further career opportunities, such as management or senior support roles.

Bell Group we will provide you with a range of additional training to enhance your business administration skills as part of a structured induction including Business Essential Skills, GDPR,  Fire Warden, Mental Health Awareness, First Aid Awareness, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, Environmental Awareness and Display Screen Equipment Training & Assessment

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

On completion of the apprenticeship programme Bell Group offer a  sutainable career and the opportunity to further progress following each annual performance review once qualified. This includes progression opportunities into a range of Senior Administration support positions within the businss both at branch level and through national administration support roles.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 5) Essential

Things to consider

This will be an office based role

About the employer

Bell Group are a family owned and run national Painting & Decorating/ Building Maintenance Contractor. With a network of 40 branches nationally and currently employing over 1500 employees. The Group’s main objective is to provide optimum quality of workmanship in all aspects of the services that we offer. Clients include Ministry of Defence, BT, Barratt Homes, Scotrail, National Trust, Engie, The Royal Household together with various NHS Trusts, local authorities and housing associations.




7 Darklake View




Allison Wallace Branch Office Manager

01752 779947

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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