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Apprentice Administrator - Business Services LORAM UK LTD

This role will develop into a multi-skilled Administrator which is responsible for providing services within the Loram UK Business Services Team. The core focus is to provide efficient technical administrative support using knowledge and experience of IFS and/or ERP systems gained during the apprenticeship.

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Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £5.26ph rising to £9.50ph after completion of College Apprenticeship and 18 months experience, rising to £11.06 after 24 months. £210.40 per week rising to £380pw, and then to £442.40pw

  • Working week

    Working days: Monday – Friday – 40hours per week Working hours: 8:30am to 5pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    31 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Reporting to the Head of Business Services, the role will provide general administrative support to the business as well as specific administrative support to specific operational functions.


·         Planning and booking travel arrangements

·         Booking of hotel accommodation

·         Creating work orders, tracking maintenance tasks, generating invoices from worksheets.

·         Collate and input technical company data onto databases

·         Administration of disposals documentation

·         Participate in office meetings and take meeting minutes

·         Keep well-organised files and records of business activity

·         Provide general administration support across the Company including:

o    Administration/logging/electronic filing of contract variations

o    Occasional holiday cover for the administration team

o    Occasional reception cover for the Derby office

o    General administration support, during busy times

Attendance at and assistance with corporate events, as required

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

Business Administration Level 3 - This qualification is entirely work based

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Once completed 2-year programme, employee will be an Administrator. The natural progression would be Technical then Senior Administrator or Project Administrator, but we also have career pathways enabling people to progress into other support functions such as HR or IT

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

IT skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills


GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade C/4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

The people are a great group to work with. It’s very rewarding because of the variety, opportunities, and people who encourage me. Part of a bigger picture. Small Rail company with global reach and global parent. Understand where we fit in the rail industry. Very supportive company, family environment. Benefits: Pension: 5% employer / 5% employee 3 x salary life assurance (after 3 months service) Medical Health Cash Plan: Westfield Level 2 (employee only) 25 days annual leave + 8 Bank Holidays Sickness: 14 days at 100% pay then SSP only after 26 weeks service increasing to 22 days at 100% pay then 22 days month at 50% pay then SSP only after 18 months service. Free Car parking Shopping discounts Final pay increases to £23,000 after 2 years’ service and successful completion of Level 3 Apprenticeship

About the employer

Loram UK Ltd. is a part of Loram Maintenance of Way, a leading worldwide railway maintenance equipment and services provider. Loram UK Ltd offers a complete range of rolling stock engineering, and maintenance services, train operation services nationally, plus rail grinding systems and services across EMEA all co-ordinated from our 100,000 sq.ft of service facilities located in the heart of the rail industry in Derby on the RTC business park and our offices at Loram House on Pride Park. Our ambitious growth plans have seen us recently be awarded new multi-million pound contracts with Network Rail, with more in the pipeline. In addition, we are about to start building Rail Grinding Trains in Derby and continue to expand the Rail Grinding side of the business in the Middle East and Europe. We currently employ approx. 150 employees but this is likely to grow to around 200 by the end of 2022.




Loram House

7 Mallard Way, Pride Park


DE24 8GX

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Training provider



Jay Coxon


Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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