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Business Administrator Apprenticeship HOWARTH TIMBER & BUILDING SUPPLIES LIMITED

A great opportunity has been made available at our site in Cottingham to join our administration team. With an investment of over 2 million pounds coming up in the next year, we are looking for someone who is wanting to develop and grow with the business with ample opportunity to progress into full-time employment on completion of the course.

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Closing date: 02 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,254.92 to £20,254.00

    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 -Thursday, 8.00am 4.30pm, Friday, 8.00am - 4.00pm 8am - 12n on Satuday Pro Rota

    Total hours per week: 41.0

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    20 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

On an average day, the successful candidate will take on general admin duties such as:

  • Invoicing
  • Solving Invoicing queries
  • Filing
  • Credits
  • Organising Personnel (sickness and holidays)
  • POD’’s (proof of deliveries)
  • Expenses
  • Updating health and safety portal
  • Cash/Banking analysis
  • Taking account payments
  • Plus, other day-to-day activities

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

  • Business Administrator Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • End Point Assessment (EPA)
  • Functional Skills in maths, English if required
  • Regular training and development sessions to meet the needs of the employer and the apprentice

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • The successful candidate will be given the opportunity of full-time employment upon completion of the advanced apprenticeship

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, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent GCSE in maths and English (Grade A - C / 7 - 4) Desired
NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent Business Administration (Grade Level 2) Desired

Things to consider

Applicant must attend HTAE initial assessment and interview process to be considered for shortlisting by the company, invites to these sessions will be sent via the email you have used to apply.

About the employer

With over 180 years' trading experience, the Howarth Group has grown to provide not only the widest range of products, but expertise, service, and knowledge you can rely on. Now the UK's largest privately-owned timber company. Howarth Timber & Building Supplies encompasses a network of over 30 timber and builders' merchant branches geographically spread across the country, complemented by dedicated manufacturing divisions supplying highly specialist timber engineering products and services.




Station Road


HU16 4LL

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Training provider



Engagement Team

01482 614157

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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