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Sales Administration Apprentice HARSCO METALS GROUP LIMITED

We are currently looking for a Sales Administration Apprentice who has a willingness to help and learn, be a great communicator and is open and approachable. The successful candidate will assist with the daily administration of the sales department at the Steelphalt Rotherham Office under the guidance of the UK Admin Production supervisor.

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Closing date: today

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,379.50 to £18,525.00

    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

    Contracted hours will be 37.5 per week (9am - 5pm, with a 30-minute break for lunch). Days to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    03 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Areas of required assistance will be as below:

  • Customer facing role, so the ideal candidate will require excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Assistance with answering the telephone and re-direction of calls
  • Responding to customer e-mails/telephone calls
  • Processing of customer orders received by e-mail or phone
  • Updating of order changes on system
  • Utilising Excel and Word, as well as in house data base systems (Oracle, ERP system)
  • Assistance with incoming and outgoing post
  • Working closely with production planner to ensure customer needs are met or alternative options provided
  • Raising ad-hoc requisitions as required
  • Issue of production plan to internal teams
  • Issue of haulier times to external providers
  • General administration duties

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

Level 3 Business Administrator apprenticeship standard.

Day release once a month at City campus.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

A potential full-time position on successful completion of the apprenticeship. 

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, Number skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential

About the employer

Harsco Environmental is the premier provider of material processing and environmental services to the global steel and metals industries. Our onsite mill services and resource recovery services offer sustainable solutions that maximize environmental benefit and return valuable raw material into production. We also have developed a range of by-products for specialized applications across industry, construction and agriculture, which utilise Harsco’s expertise in mineral materials.




Sheffield Road


S60 1DR

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Training provider



Alice Mee

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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