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Apprentice Administrator Cheshire College South & West - Crewe campus

The Apprentice Bids and Projects administrator will: • Support the development of bid applications and tenders. • Contribute to report writing. • Assist in project planning and implementation. • Undertake research activities. • Support the monitoring of subcontracts. • Liaise with a wide range of departments across all campuses.

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Closing date: 09 Jan 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,254.44 to £18,278.00

    Benefits include 35 days holiday (plus bank holidays) and • Access to world-class facilities • Extensive upskilling opportunities • Onsite fitness and childcare facilities • Onsite Costa, café, shop, restaurants, hair and beauty salon

    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 Thursday 8.30am - 5pm and Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    23 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    16 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

With training and support, the apprentice will:

  • Contribute to the effective and efficient operation of the Bids, Projects, and Contracts Department.
  • Enter, retrieve, and print data.
  • Set up and maintain spreadsheets.
  • Communicate information in person in addition to using telephone, letter, e-mail, and video conferencing.
  • Photocopy, present and distribute complex documents.
  • Prepare and print documents using information technology.
  • Provide excellent and effective customer service.
  • Record, store, and supply information using appropriate systems.
  • Attend appropriate meetings, take notes, and action recommendations.
  • Respond to internal and external enquires.

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

The apprentice will receive training from a workplace mentor and a vocationally competent assessor towards the Business Administrator level 3 apprenticeship standard. In addition, they will complete functional skills in maths and English as part of the apprenticeship - unless evidence of exemption can be provided.

In addition, along with all college employees, they will undertake continuing professional development activities throughout the year, which will include mandatory training such as Health and Safety, Keeping Children Safe in Education, Safeguarding and Prevent. They will also attend whole college Staff Development and Staff Welfare days.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Completion of this apprenticeship may lead to other more senior administrative posts and potentially a career in project management in the future.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

Things to consider

Are you prepared to work to tight deadlines and deal with competing priorities and multiple requests at any one time? Have you considered your travel arrangements to our Crewe campus?

About the employer

Cheshire College South & West is a dynamic, high quality and financially robust College, offering exciting opportunities for its 600 staff, 12,000 students and 1,800 Apprentices, who all have access to the contemporary environments at our modern campuses in Crewe, Ellesmere Port and Chester. The College is a key driver in the regeneration of the region, providing innovative approaches to teaching and vocational learning and an exceptional workplace. Staff will receive a range of benefits, proven by our commitment to the Investors in People standard.


Cheshire College South & West - Crewe campus


Danebank Avenue




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Training provider



Claire Garner

07384 876216

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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