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Business / Office Administrator Apprentice WAREHAM & ASSOCIATES LTD

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Apprentice Business / Office Administrator to join a busy Civil & Structural Engineering consultancy in Lightwater, Surrey. The role includes a wide range of activities to provide essential administrative support. The position requires the ability to communicate well and work to a good level of accuracy.

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Closing date: 07 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Saluary review at 12 months.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9 am – 5:30 pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    14 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    08 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties to include

  • Maintain a smooth and efficient office.
  • Answer phone, direct calls, take messages & manage unwanted calls using polite telephone manner.
  • Managing and distributing all incoming post and distribute to staff.
  • Prepare and stamp and send outgoing post.
  • Photocopying, scanning, binding as necessary.
  • Updating company stationery to new standards and logo.
  • Management of 'Office Manual' including updating of office policies.
  • Maintain office stationery, monitor and place orders obtaining competitive pricing.
  • Manage office filing/ filing cabinets.
  • Extract files for archive/manage archive room.
  • Prepare new job files/ create new job number/folder structure.
  • Keep members of staff informed of e-mails and calls whilst out.
  • Arrange 'CPD Seminars' for staff and organising refreshments.
  • Assist in preparing quotations/Letters and other occasional typing & proof reading.
  • Management of incoming emails and filing attachments in correct project directories.
  • Assist in diary management.
  • Assist with maintaining ISO 9001, 14001 & 45001 accreditation and quality audits.

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

  • Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills in maths and English if required.

The course covers a wide range of areas such as communication, finance, business processes & understanding the business environment. The study areas are designed to help build the knowledge, skills and behaviours to achieve the end point assessment which is taken at the end of the apprenticeship through an independent assessment/awarding organisation.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potential opportunity to progress within the company.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent maths & English (Grade Grade 4/c or higher) Desired

Things to consider

Pension, Optional Team social events • Christmas party • Mentorship and flexibility.

About the employer

Established in 1992 and converted to a private limited company in July 2000, Wareham & Associates has grown into a respected and dedicated practice of Consulting Civil & Structural Engineers. We offer a complete range of Civil and Structural Engineering Consultancy services. Our success is built upon the experience and reputation of engineers who have gained the majority of their training and experience from within the public sector.







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Training provider



Andrew Greenslade


Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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