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Business Administration Apprentice THE BOATHOUSE YOUTH LTD

B-Skill are proud to be working in partnership with The Boathouse Youth in Blackpool. Through your qualification as an apprentice, you can earn while you learn. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Business Administrator Apprentice to join their friendly team, working towards their Level 3 Business Admin Apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Progression for high salary after completion of the apprenticeship

    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 - Friday 30 hours per week (hours will be confirmed upon interview)

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    07 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The role of the operations team within the BHY is to support the organisation by managing the BHY’s vehicles, facilities, IT systems, finance, marketing and communications, allowing the Youth Services Team to focus on delivering high quality provision to their young people.

Members of this team form the ‘back office’ of the BHY and support the smooth running of the organisation, provide a safe and structured place to work and where possible, ease the workload of the delivery teams.

The key outcomes of the operations team are:

  • Effective & simple solutions
  • High-quality with attention to detail
  • Delivering value for money

Key Duties:

  • Supporting the Team Administrator & Business Manager with the administration
  • Support the preparation of management accounts and month end duties
  • Collate and reconcile monthly staff attendance for payroll purposes
  • Project Management
  • Reconcile supplier accounts
  • Handling Purchase Requests and Invoices
  • Collating and allocating expenses
  • Maintaining financial administrative systems (Equals, Sage, Excel)
  • Supporting the Youth Services Team with their administration
  • Contributing to social media[CM5] through the publication of posts and responding to messages
  • Managing bookings for activities and sessions
  • Promotion of upcoming activities to members. (i.e. distribution of letters, emails, text messages)
  • Liaise with other community groups as directe
  • Supporting the Operations Team with their administration
  • Prioritising tasks and work to agreed deadlines
  • Implementing and maintaining administrative systems. (Upshot, photo Archives, Google Sheets)
  • Dealing with correspondence and phone calls
  • Order and maintain office supplies
  • Updating membership and attendance databases (i.e. Upshot)
  • Making updates and posts via our website
  • Supporting the Chief Executive & Deputy with their administration
  • Writing and distributing minutes for meetings as directed
  • Write and send letters/emails as directed
  • Liaise with external contacts as directed

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

Full training will take place within the office across each week.

You will gain a nationally recognised qualification after completion of the apprenticeship. (Business Admin Level 3)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Futhur progression routes availble after completion of the apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 4 or above) Desired

About the employer

The Boathouse Youth is an amazing (and rapidly growing) children’s charity operating in Blackpool. They provide services to young people living in the Bloomfield and Grange Park communities of the town; the majority of whom are suffering some form of disadvantage usually sourced from poverty. The charity provides an exciting and vibrant programme of between 20 and 30 weekly sessions at evenings and weekends for members Aged 5 - 17 across four age groups. In addition to this, they provide a whole host of school-holiday activities including day trips, projects and residential experiences including Canal Boating, Camping, Cycling and the Duke of Edinburgh's Award. Everything they provide is completely free-of-charge. They are looking for a charismatic, flexible and friendly team-player who is a natural and professional communicator with an ambition to achieve! The role requires a multi-skilled individual who wholeheartedly believes in the work the charity undertakes and passionately wants to make a difference.







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Training provider



Amy Henderson

07887 743 334

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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