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Apprentice Office Administrator Persimmon Homes Limited

This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate to gain experience of working in an office environment to join one of the leading house builders in the UK and start on the path to a successful and rewarding career. Full training will be provided with the opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications in business administration.

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Closing date: 09 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The salary for this post will be in line with government apprenticeship wages. Holiday entitlement is 29 days including bank holidays.

  • Working week

    8.45am - 5.00pm Monday - Thursday and 8.45am - 4.30pm Friday.

    Total hours per week: 39.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    01 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to assist the MD’s PA and Construction Secretary. 

  • Lunchtime and holiday reception cover
  • Checking HBF scores and update schedules - daily
  • Collating management packs - every two months
  • Stationery stock control and ordering - weekly
  • Running holiday reports - weekly
  • Typing minutes - weekly
  • Typing letters and as and when
  • Keep office notice boards up to date - monthly
  • Toolbox talks - weekly
  • Chase outstanding H & S, cavity barriers and IQCs - weekly
  • Assisting with creating site manager packs - weekly
  • As and when needed creating site set up - folders, notice boards, ordering equipment
  • Going through PPE / uniform / pad orders and keeping stock and distributing - weekly
  • Keeping site notice board paperwork up-to-date and issuing - appointed person, emergency contact, construction management phase sheet - monthly
  • Creating construction manuals as and when needed
  • Creating NHBC standards manuals as and when needed
  • Creating customer care manuals as and when needed
  • Filing - as and when
  • Printing, scanning, laminating - as and when
  • Other ad-hoc duties

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

  • Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship
  • Training to take place at Northampton College, Booth Lane, NN3 3RF - 1 day a month

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Following successful completion of the Apprenticeship there is a strong chance of a permanent position within the business with the opportunity for further training and development.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative, Reliable, Good timekeeping, Motivated, Flexible


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

Things to consider

Office based role.

About the employer

Persimmon Plc is the holding company for the Persimmon Group of companies. We are listed on the London Stock Exchange (PSN.L) and are a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. With headquarters in York, the Group operates from 24 regional offices throughout the UK. The Group trades under the brand names of Persimmon Homes, Charles Church and Westbury Partnerships, building around 11,500 quality homes across England, Wales and Scotland. We are a national house builder with a local approach to building new homes.


Persimmon Homes Limited


3 Waterside Way

Bedford Road



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Training provider



Isobel McColgan

01604 734138

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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