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Apprentice Office Administrator BEKA ASSOCIATES LTD

We have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and hard-working individual who is looking to start their career in a small business, with real development opportunities available. Together with joining our friendly sales team, valuable knowledge and experience will be gained from spending time circulating between each department.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: today

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Under 18 £4.81 Over 18 £6.83

    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 9am - 5pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    17 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Sales order handling and dispatch
  • Answering and redirecting incoming telephone calls
  • Helping to accurately maintain the customer database
  • Opening and distributing incoming mail, as required
  • Ordering stationery and office supplies, as required
  • Helping to administer the Returns Database
  • Helping to organize evaluation units to customers, as required
  • Receiving visitors; Arranging refreshments for company meetings and visitors
  • Dealing with any filing, printing, copying.

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

The applicant will be working towards a Lv3 Business Administrator Qualification.All aspects of support work in a manufacturing company including but limited to the below : 

  • Maintaining inventory of sales literature
  • Sending out sales literature, as required
  • Manufacturing and Engineering system support
  • Sales Office administration support
  • Finance administration support
  • General administrative assistance around the company

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

A full-time, permanent role, moulded appropriately by the obtained apprenticeship and strengths of the candidate. This may also lead on to further education or internal training if required.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Reliable, Flexible, Honesty


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Desired

Things to consider

BEKA is located a minutes walk from Hitchin town Centre, adjacent to Hitchin Priory and historic Tilehouse Street. A large private car park is available for employees and visitors and Hitchin railway station is less than one mile away.

About the employer

The company has been successfully operating for nearly 40 years in the heart of Hitchin and as the majority of directors are engineers, we understand the challenges behind designing and manufacturing a product. Being a small independent company allows us to offer a flexible, friendly and more personable environment for our employees to work and develop, giving employees a greater involvement with more varied roles.








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Training provider



Smart Training and Recruitment

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: today