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Business Administration Apprenticeship CO. TOPS LTD

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a committed, loyal and hardworking apprentice to join Co Tops. During the apprenticeship, the successful candidate will be welcomed into the heart of the business, assisting the smooth and efficient day to day running of the busy admin and sales office.

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Closing date: 29 Jan 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    29 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Answering phones
  • Filing paperwork
  • Planning delivery schedules for drivers
  • Calling customers to confirm delivery arrangements
  • Regular interaction with the warehouse to collect paperwork relating to orders
  • Mailing samples to customers 
  • Assisting the efficient day to day logistics of the office

Once established in the role, training would then progress to the following: 

  • Completing sales orders
  • Performing stock management functions and more complex business administration tasks

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

  • Business Administration Level 3 
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in maths and English if required

The training will be carried out at the business no day release will be required. The coach will do a visit once monthly. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possible employment with 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, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

About the employer

The Co Tops journey began back in 1995 and was formed as a result of a management buyout of the very well established ‘Cut and Edged’ UK worktop division of Blanco GmbH. Around this time the new business was moved from our former factory situated in North London to a temporary home in Dunstable within the Bedford lorry factory known as AWD. This site was our home for 7 years whilst we saved up the money to purchase our own land in late 2002. In May 2003 we designed and had built exclusively for the company’s needs, a brand new 18,000 square foot factory and relocated to the superb premises we have today.








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Training provider



Laura Malpass

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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